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Which version of 414 is this?

Old 05-21-2020, 09:01 AM
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I would like to ask the help of veteran tamiya fan on the forum. I always wanted a 414 for collecting purposes, as long as it is clean, i will be fine with it.

I stumbled upon this when window shopping online, seems like this is not a 414m because the color is different from typical tamiya blue. Also, this should not be a 414x due to the absence of serial number tag. But my knowledge ends here...

Also, judging by the pictures, is there a lot of non tamiya option parts on this chassis? The seller is asking 160 bucks for all included in the picture. I hope thats a fair price for a chassis like this.

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Just the plain TRF 414.
414M has a proper plastic battery holder. but otherwise looks very similar. (different towers maybe?)
414M2 is the one with blue anodizing.
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Just the plain TRF 414.
414M has a proper plastic battery holder. but otherwise looks very similar. (different towers maybe?)
414M2 is the one with blue anodizing.
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Thanks for the response. I will talk to the seller to see if he can offer picture for the bottom of the chassis and the reason behind those tapes on the edges of the lower deck.
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Thanks for the response. I will talk to the seller to see if he can offer picture for the bottom of the chassis and the reason behind those tapes on the edges of the lower deck.
The tape was likely just to insulate the chassis from the battery, if the cells sit deep enough in the slots they could short
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As mentioned it's an original TRF414. It seems to have the threaded shocks from the TRF414M as the original 414 came with champagne coloured shocks with plastic preload clips.

The tapes are probably to prevent the graphite chassis edges from short circuiting the saddle pack sub-c sized battery cells, as by the ESC it might have been last run on those types of batteries.

I would say the chassis seems to be on average to fair condition. If you have access to bidding on Yahoo Auctions Japan through a proxy buyer, good examples show up every now and then for around that price or a bit more.

Edit: The original 414 also came with a set of aluminum setup wheels.
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Old 05-22-2020, 01:29 AM
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As mentioned it's an original TRF414. It seems to have the threaded shocks from the TRF414M as the original 414 came with champagne coloured shocks with plastic preload clips.

The tapes are probably to prevent the graphite chassis edges from short circuiting the saddle pack sub-c sized battery cells, as by the ESC it might have been last run on those types of batteries.

I would say the chassis seems to be on average to fair condition. If you have access to bidding on Yahoo Auctions Japan through a proxy buyer, good examples show up every now and then for around that price or a bit more.

Edit: The original 414 also came with a set of aluminum setup wheels.
Thanks, I just recalled Graphine is a conductor LOL.
The seller does mention the missing setup wheels, the major concern for me is the nonoriginal turnbuckle and shock towers that were reinforced by gluing another set of shock towers onto them. I don't expect Tamiya released these setup wheels separately?
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AFAIK they did, but only a black anodized version of it, #49190. If you don't mind spending a bit more for a better condition chassis (they are not that rare, but more often its a TRF414M) I would check on / wait on Yahoo Japan auctions.

For example, a recently auctioned 414M:
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/462516534
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I live in Japan and frequent on Yahoo Auction and Mercari Japan.

There are quite a few 414ís that pop up selling either new or used.

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