Full size printed plan 1/12 SCALE, LOTUS Mk. IX FOR .03 - 09 CI or .5 - 1.5 CC MOTORS, RAIL OR CABLE TRACK
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THIS PLAN IS FROM 1956
LOTUS Mk. IX
ONE of the top-flight sports car makers, with a brilliant record of competition successes in recent years is the Lotus Engineering 'Company whose handsome Mk. IX provides the prototype for this simple model.
Full Size plan on a 29" x 22" sheet
Two pages of building notes and photos
Length 11 ½”
Width 4 ¾”
FOR .03 - 09 CI or .5 - 1.5 CC
MOTORS, RAIL OR CABLE TRACK
We chose 1/12 scale for this relatively small car for several reasons, first of which was that this is one of the two scales standard for rail racing. Secondly, many builders anxious to run a "tennis court special" require a model small enough for even a .5 c.c. engine; thirdly this size model with a 1 ½ c.c. engine is usable on a normal cable track. Lastly, but by no means of least importance suitable commercial parts are available to help those with limited facilities.
As drawn, the model is for tethered operation, but the only modifications required for rail work are the addition of zonkers to fit your particular track and possibly the inclusion of a clutch in the transmission, if your local rules call for this. .