1933 Napier-Railton Chassis

Like the engine, the chassis frame, drivetrain, wheels and suspension will be scratch built. CAD drawings provide for 3D printed parts and also ensure that all the components fit together. Those drawings are now complete. 

To support the weight of the model, the chassis frame and suspension parts are largely made out of brass.

Below are photos of the unpainted assembly.

The core of the steering box is from a 1:8 scale Rolls-Royce Phantom II.

Below are comparisons between the model, a rendering and the prototype ....

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Construction is following these renderings

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Wire wheel details.

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7.00 x 21 tires were one of several different sizes fitted to the prototype.

28 spokes outside,

56 spokes inside.

Rear brake drums

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