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 Post subject: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:10 pm 
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I take the opportunity to inform you that I have developed a “transkit”
suitable to transform the model:
- Bugatti type 59 Grand Prix 1939 by Burago
- Bugatti type 57G Tank Le Mans 1936 by Ruby
in a very special model in big scale.
See attached pictures where the components of the “transkit” are listed and shown.
In case the “transkit” should be of your interest , please do not hesitate to contact me!
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4 RADIAL WIRE WHEELS CAST TURNED ALUMINIUM
WITH RADIAL SPOKES PHOTOETCHED AND TYRES
10 WING NUTS WITH PIVOT (WHITE METAL)
1 AXLES (WHITE METAL)
1 PHOTOETCHED STEERING WHEEL WITH PIVOT END ALUMINIUM STEERING COLUMN
1 PHOTOETCHED WIND SCREEN FRAME
9 PHOTOETCHED BUGATTI EMBLEMS
2 GEAR-LEVEL
2 FUEL TANK CAPS (MADE IN TURNED ALUMINIUM )
1 WIRE MESH STONE GUARD
2 PIVOTS BODY ( FOR TANK MODEL )
1 DASBOARD
1 ELECTRIC WIRE CONNECTING ENGINE CANDLES
2 HEADLIGHTS ( FOR TANK MODEL )
3 PEDALS
2 STONE GUARD PHOTOETCHED SCREENS FOR HEADLIGHTS
1 PHOTOETCHED CALENDER FOR TANK MODEL..........
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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:40 am 
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Looks really great!

About 25 years ago I have been trying to make wheels for the Bburago T59, the wheels are the biggest downside, of what is for the rest quite a good model of LPG211 .

However, I did not succeed. What is the price of your transkit?

One remark; you would want to translate "Bougie" with "Spark plug", not "Candle"!

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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 7:18 pm 
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Hello,

I did that 25 years ago but it was hard to do!!

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Pascal

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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:21 pm 
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Looks good!

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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 12:24 pm 
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This is my version of the type 59 of Ralph Lauren (chassis 59122):
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The price of the Transkit is € 90.00 -Tank 57G Le Mans version (5 wheels+ radiator white metal is€95.00


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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:15 pm 
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Well, these are outstanding builds. Beautiful.


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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:22 pm 
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Ruby, I have a question.

I see that you were able to add the spark plug tube/loom. This kit engine also requires the addition of a water tube.

However, I don't see space for that in my diecast – the engine sits too high. How did you make space for the spark plug pieces?


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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:09 pm 
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How did you achieve the engine-turned finish on the gauge panel?


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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:38 pm 
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You can do that with a drill press, an eraser, or a wire brush (taped together) and a bit of patience. In case of using the eraser, you will also need some abrasive powder.

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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:15 am 
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Hello, Ruby...

I have tried to contact you via e-mail but have not gotten a reply.

I need 5 wheel/tire sets for this model, plus a front axle.

How much? And how do I pay you from the USA?
Please contact me at
sjordan47@comcast.net

Thank you.
Regards,
Skip Jordan


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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:30 pm 
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Sorry for my late reply to your three questions:
1)I recovered the necessary room, moulding a new engine in white metal..
2)As explained correctly by Hermann I used a drill press.
3)For the 5 wheels and other I kindly ask you to contact me at my e-mail address :
rubymodel@tiscali.it


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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:39 pm 
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Thank you for getting back to me. I don't understand why your e-mail to me wouldn't go through, so I am sending this message to you from three different e-mail addresses:

sjordan47@comcast.net
skipjordan@ymail.com
skipjordan47@gmail.com

Please let me know if these don't go through or you don't hear back from me in two days.

I believe you will have to send me a PayPal invoice so I can access my account. More details in the e-mails I sent you.


Thank you for your contact.

REPLY TO:

Dear Skip, I sent you different e-mails with the answers to your questions utilizing your e-mail address:
sjordan47@comcast.net.
Unfortunately in all the cases I have received back a failure notice. It seems that your e-mail is not correct or not operating. Please check.
I suggest you to send me an e-mail at my address rubymodel@tiscali.it so that I can be in the condition to reply directly.
However herebelow my answer to your question:
"I have the five wheels and the front axle of the Bugatti typ 59.
The cost of the wheels and the axle is Euro 55,00+15,00 of shipping for the USA.
You can pay with Paypal using the e-mail connected to my Paypal Account: rubymodel@tiscali.it "
Many thanks for your interest
Best regards
Antonio Rubino


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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:15 pm 
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Tony, I received your transkit parts on Monday. I was finding that my model requires so many modifications that I was ready to give up, but these beautiul wheels convnced me to go on. Howeever, the front axle is very rough and requires machine tools that I do not have. Do you have any suggestions or directions for this?


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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:53 am 
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Files and sandpaper... If it is white metal, it goes surprisingly fast.

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 Post subject: Re: Bugatti transkit 1/18 scale
PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 4:50 pm 
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Thank you so much – yes, it's much easier than I realized, and Tony was kind enough to include the proper sandpaper.

I might add that I was about to give up on trying to make this model accurate until I received Tony's beautiful wheels, which restored my enthusiasm. Making it truly accurate will be beyond my capabilities, but I think I will be very happy with it when finished (this will take a couple of months).


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