BMW 5 series Touring

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This was my first attempt at making an RC car myself. I used a Herpa base model, Mikroantriebe M400G80 gearbox, and Faller Sprinter axle. Servo is a Spektrum 1.5g linear unit.
I started by removing the front axle area of the chassis and replacing it with a piece of 1mm music wire. This allows me to mount the Faller steering axle. I trimmed the tabs off the linear servo and mounted it. Mounting the gearbox was straightforward, just cut a hole the right shape in the chassis and glue it in with some goop.

This car doesn't have lights but that's on my to-do list after about a million other things. It would also benefit from some different wheels and tires with a bit more grip, it's basically on slicks now.

The street scene is part of Little Canada's Toronto destination


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Frizzen

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Very cool little station wagon!

Is the steering rack Faller car system?

I'd love to see a breakdown on the parts list and sources.
 

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Thanks guys! I have a few more I'll post here in due time


The tiny collection gets bigger!

Do you work with the people at Our Home & Miniature Land?

Yes, I have spent the last 5 years working with the team to build their autonomous vehicle fleet. I can't take all the credit though, there are many talented individuals on the vehicles and roads team!

Very cool little station wagon!

Is the steering rack Faller car system?

I'd love to see a breakdown on the parts list and sources.

Yes it is a Faller axle! This one is from a Sprinter, it was just the right width. The Expeditions are tricky, as their width is too big for a sprinter but too small for a truck so I can't use Faller parts. I'll make up a list of all the parts I used on this build and share it tomorrow!
 

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Parts list

Faller Steering axle I think it was for a sprinter, but the Touareg axle seems to fit the width as well https://www.faller.de/de/de/Produkt...montiert-für-Sprinter-mit-Rädern-sid9313.html

M400G80 gearbox https://shop.kkpmo.com/product_info.php?info=p1004_m400g80-micromotor-with-ratio-80-1.html

Deltang Rx32D http://deltang.co.uk/rx32d.htm
https://www.mikromodellbau.de/artikeldetails.php?aid=957

ESC is a MotortinyII
http://wintermayr.de/cms/index.php?id=motortinyii

Servo https://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdId=SPMAS2000

I used 1mm steel wire for the axle mount, stuck in place with 2 part epoxy. The servo and motor are held in with "amazing goop" adhesive
 
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