FULL SIZE PRINTED PLAN and ARTICLE The Immortal MG TF Scale 1:16
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FULL SIZE PRINTED PLAN and ARTICLE The Immortal MG TF With simple electric power, this great sports car can be built for either display MG or operation. Scale 1:16 (3/4"=1ft Length 9 3/8"” FULL SIZE PRINTED PLAN NINE PAGES OF BUILDING NOTES MATERIAL LIST and PHOTOS by Walter Musciano This Model of the world famous T-Type MG sports car is economical, easy to build and great fun to operate. Powered with a small electric motor, It runs free, indoors or outdoors. The wheels are adjustable for running in selected circle sizes or straight ahead. Headlights operate. The motor is powered by two pen cell batteries under the hood, or by a hand hold generator (Mabuchl Genecon) that produces up to three volts depending on how fast you crank the handle. The faster you turn, the faster the car will go. If you turn the crank backwards, the model will travel in reverse. It's available from your hobby dealer or from Polks Modelcraft Hobbles, 314 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.
Only the MG T-Type Midget was able to come within the reach of people of all incomes. Prior to WWII, sports cars were generally considered a luxury only the wealthy could afford. The MG-T changed all that with its modest price, economical operating costs and excellent handling. Not a powerhouse, it provided enjoyable driving and was suitable for other activities of everyday life that require a car. Even so, many races were won by private owners in their MG-T autos. In fact, one finished among the winners in the famous Le Maw race of 1960. The basic design was enthusiastically received throughout the world, especially in the U.S., and enjoyed a long 20-year fife with only minor modifications from time to time.