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my Carlsson collection

Post by tomolupus » Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:18 am

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Carlsson Beginner

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Carlsson Pro 80

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Carlsson Pro 80 S (Suspension)

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Carlsson Viking 4WS (four wheel suspension)

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Carlsson Viking 4WS GB (GearBox)

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Carlsson 4WS 4WD Offroad

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Carlsson 1:12

Pictures will be updated as I clean the cars up and change some parts.

Edit: All cars are now sold.
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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by a01butal » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:41 pm

I don't think there is much known about Carlsson 1/8 scale cars here in US, probably much more popular in Europe. Nice collection of cars, thanks for sharing.
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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by LurkingCAT » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:50 pm

tomolupus, this is just a fantastic collection! Have been working a bit with these cars (1:12 and Pro 80) making the museum exhibition in Norway (viewtopic.php?f=33&t=27601). These cars have become icons in the rc history of northern Europe. Congrats with best collection seen!

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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by Hcp22 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:16 am

Impressive collection my friend!
I didn’t know they did 1:12 electric cars as well :o
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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by Coelacanth » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:28 pm

Don't know anything about 'em, but that's a nice collection! Quite unique.
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Post by tomolupus » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:19 pm

Thank you for your comments.
I will post a little history timeline later with what I know so far.

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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by tomolupus » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:19 pm

I´m now building another Pro 80, a virtual one this time.
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I´m trying to learn Google SketchUp and this model was the one easy enough to start with, well easy enough so far.
Dreading the diff later.
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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by GoMachV » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:30 pm

very cool cars! We dont get to see Carlsson in the states.

I have played with sketchup quite a bit, I still get lost once in a while but a very cool program and very "usable"
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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by romulus22 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:09 pm

Very nice collection. I love that era of cars. So simple yet so cool looking.

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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by Jerzi » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:23 am

Em I wrong or right.
Did Carlsson have one 4wd car that didnt use belt or cains it has O-ring to deliver the power.
I talked to Rune Carlsson many years back and he tild me that he make the cockpits to the HIROBO helicopters.
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Post by tomolupus » Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:05 am

Jerzi wrote:Em I wrong or right.
Did Carlsson have one 4wd car that didnt use belt or cains it has O-ring to deliver the power.
I talked to Rune Carlsson many years back and he tild me that he make the cockpits to the HIROBO helicopters.
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You are correct, the Carlsson Viking 4WS 4WD did use O-rings.
Here is a picture showing the 4WD conversion kit you could buy to convert your 4WS to 4WD.
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It worked but I can´t see that it worked well and it was changed when the Comet 4WD came
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I know from an article in a old hobby magazine that he made parts for Miniature Aircraft USA to their helicopters.
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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by tomolupus » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:24 pm

I found one more Carlsson 1:12. This is the early box from 1980-81
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Chevron body.
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I think this one was never run.
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All the plastic part, except the diff and rear axle bearing, are made from white plastic.
The tyres are made of rubber not foam.
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This is the later box.
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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by GoMachV » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:52 pm

Very cool, I love the quick change wheels.

It looks like they took a group of people that had not seen a conventional design and let them run with it. That is a very cool take on 1/12, nice to see something that isn't mainstream
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Post by LurkingCAT » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:50 am

That early box design of the 1/12 is just so cool! Nice score.

Am I correct in that the quick change wheels first came with the 1/12? Seem to remember at this early stage it was only an upgrade to the 1/8 before it became a standard feature in the kits.

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Re: my Carlsson collection

Post by tomolupus » Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:11 pm

It could very well be that the quick change came on 1:12 first.
I have to read up on that, maybe there is something about it in my old magazines.

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