Let’s ask how to enjoy Mini 4WD and how to make it live! – Tamiya’s interviews with event organizers

We interview the event organizers of all over Japan!
A mini 4WD event that is not an official tournament sponsored by Tamiya, which is held all over the country, “Kusada 4WD event” (in the way of grass baseball). Recently, various events have been frequently seen, from large-scale events to events specialized for the local community. [List of events other than Tamiya sponsorship] . From such a number of events, we will talk directly to the organizers of the events that interest you, and introduce you mini 4WD activities. It may be useful for those who are considering holding a mini 4WD event from now on?

The third bath four wheel drive, hina four wheel drive, 笹 four wheel drive …
We are thinking a lot of interesting ideas! “Saiin nugumi”
We interviewed the organizer of the Mini 4WD event and listen to the various things about the management, the third of the plan, in Kyoto, the course of the public bath “Asahiyu” in Saiin is paved the length and breadth of the bath of the mini 4WD. Race to “bath four wheel drive”, mini four wheel drive to honor the lady and the inner back (ladder) and decorate the hiland “Hina four wheel drive” etc … I can not forget once heard in the catchy naming, excellent impact We talked to “Seiin-gumi” who is hosting a mini 4WD event!

An original event logo with the letters “Bath 4WD” on the center. If it is said that the impact when you first see it on SNS!

ど う How was the Mini 4WD Team “Seijin Team” formed?

“Seiin’s” Seiin “is the name of the city of Ukyo-ku, Kyoto city. There was a pub called” Jamin “where mini 4WD lovers gather in Saiin, but in the shop” mini 4 J Jamin Cup “(Japan I was holding a mini 4 wheel drive event called “I’m playing a cup”. At the invitation of the members at that time, as a part of the event of the city’s music festival ” The Saiin festival “, it was decided to open a mini 4WD booth at Kasuga Shrine and formed a team. In fact, most of the members do not live in the Saiin … but because it was formed in the wake of the Saiin, it was named “Seiin’s Union”. After that, there was a change of members, and now members are centered on the people who gathered at the time of the first four wheelers. ”

A state of Hina 4 wheel drive. When I planned to “make it fun when I decorated the mini 4 wheel drive!”, Various “Hina 4 wheel drive” seemed to be gathered by volunteers. People gathered at that time are now at the center.

── You have events such as “Bath 4WD” and “Hina 4WD” that go beyond the scope of mini 4WD. How did you come up with these ideas?

“From the 4th in the public bath to the” bath 4th “, from the 3rd to the 4th” Hina 4th “, from the rhythm of the reggae to the 4th mini” 4th “. After deciding on the title of the event, I think it would be interesting to see what the event is … I think the Saiin-gumi group currently has 8 members, but there is no team representative. “Because I become a leader and plan an event, and other members support the planner with all my energy, so there may be a lot of withdrawal of ideas.”

“The main events of the Saiin-gumi group are” Bath 4WD “,” Rege 4WD “, and” New 4WD “to be newly planned this time, but the person in charge is different in every project. There is … but I always think about what I think would be interesting if realized. ”

── Each member plans as a leader, so many ideas are born. We are anxious about new event “笹 4 笹”!

“This year’s Tanabata,” Fourth Four-wheel drive “planned by members of the Saiin team on July 7 (Sun), prepare chopsticks and short strips and want to write and tie wishes (to Mr. Tamiya) Actually, it was planned to be held last year, but unfortunately it was canceled without being blessed with the weather, but this year’s venue is planned to be indoors, so it depends on the weather I think it can be held without any problems. ”

── Saiin Gumi holds events in various places such as public baths, shrines, cafes, etc. How is the venue secured?

“Basically, there are many opportunities to connect in a group of people. There is an offer from those who met at” The Saiin festival “that was the catalyst for team formation, and when we talked about hobbies, in fact each other’s minis The story gets excited in the 4th generation of cars … Then do it at home? Or become. Where do you actually put the course? What will you do with pit space and power? How do you advertise? … etc. If you meet each other by the meeting day, you will be able to ease the management of the day if you meet each other many times, and it will be possible to cope with it smoothly even if any trouble occurs if it is a pattern while trusting each other. ”

“Of course we have customers who take part in the event enjoy it, but if you are exhibiting at a shop lent to the venue or at a festival etc., the event organizer, and an event where all of our members can smile” We aim to

西 Mr. Saiin-gumi holds various events, how do you decide the race method and rules?

“I can not say in general because the age group and the number of participants are different for each event, but events with a large number of participants, such as the Bath 4WD, have tournament-style races. I am allowed to play freely in free practice, do time attacks according to the mood of the children, hold simple races, etc., and change according to the scene. You will be glad to see them. ”

Course scenery of bath four wheel drive
“There are 40 open, 40 junior juniors, and their accompanying parents, who will be close to 100.”

“We will always have a racer’s meeting at the beginning of the event and will firmly explain the precautions and prohibitions.”
Since the venue may be in a residential area, it is essential to cooperate with the manners of the participants so as not to bother the neighbors.

“The regulation of the tournament basically conforms to the official Mini 4WD official competition rules , but in consideration of the junior pocket money, even the battery only 100 yen shop or the like is OK. In the event with many participants Because there are scenes where beginners and advanced players run together, the course layout is designed with the course layout in mind so that you can enjoy it regardless of your level. ”

Course layout of mini 4 wheel drive experience society held in the children’s center
“We are devising to be the position where obstacles such as slopes and banks are clearly visible from the start line.

One piece of “Regae 4WD” doing mini 4WD while playing Noga

State of exhibit at a junior event
“The atmosphere of the event also changes according to the age group participating in the event.”

── Saiin-gumi’s event logos and posters are very cool. Are members doing design etc?

“All members are designing and producing event logos and posters. Since I am a sign shop, I also make posters for events and stickers from the Saiin group with this technology. There are also things that can spread. ”

Event logo of original design Hina 4WD (upper). Reggae 4WD (Lower) “We make logos and send them together because it’s difficult to communicate with text alone. If you think it’s like this, you’ll be interested, so good readable logos, titles and photos that you can see at a glance are good. is not it.”

“In addition to the shops that handle mini-shikakeri, posters are attached to facilities where there is an event site and places where you can cooperate with the area. A poster was posted on Ms.’s main station, as those who look for information on the Mini 4WD from SNS are already playing with Mini 4WD, so it is quite effective as an approach to the other layer I think.”

By making announcements at facilities that the general public visits, approach the event to a group who does not know the Mini 4WD

“In addition, when you post events of the Saiin team on the Tamiya site, or send information via SNS, you can create a dedicated hashtag such as “ # Bath 4』” or ” # な 4』 “to share topics I’m putting it on. ”

The Tamiya site has a function that can post events hosted by shops and groups .
“We will post events of the Saiin-gumi group and check the posted events to see if they will be covered by other organizer’s events.”

“There are few permanent courses in Kyoto, so there is not a place where people who started Mini 4WD can easily run. If the number of teams holding Mini 4WD events in Kyoto increases, Mini 4WD becomes more interesting If you would like to hold a mini 4WD event in Kyoto but don’t know what to do, please contact saiingumi (at mark) gmail.com If you are new to Saiin-gumi, there are some parts that you are not familiar with, We can share the know-how we have experienced so far!

あ り が と う Thank you for the interesting story from the story of the event concept to the idea of ​​disseminating information!

You can check out the activities of the senior executive Saiin-gumi who can organize events that are not confined to the framework of the Mini 4WD and that can be realized by searching with the Twitter hashtag ” # Saiin-gumi “. In addition, you can look back on the past events if you search for the event-specific hashtags ” # bath four wheel drive ” or ” # hina four wheel drive ” etc. Great attention is also given to “ # 笹 4 駆 ” which will be held in July !

Event Organizer Interviews: Back Number
The 1st Mini 4×4 Community Contribution! “Muchu mini 4 wheel club”

About a year ago, I found an announcement of a mini 4WD event on Twitter. The Twitter account name is “muchu Mini 4WD.” When I read the contents of the notice carefully, it seems that there is a mini 4WD course at the printing company’s office in Saga Prefecture, which is released once a month. Why is there a mini 4WD course at a printing company? ? And the editorial department is also curious. The first time to commemorate, I asked the story of “muchu Mini 4WD”!
Read the continuation of the first interview

Event Organizer Interviews: Back Number
2nd Official Local Winner from Local! “Hi-Five Hokkaido”

Interview with the organizer of the Mini 4WD event and planning to ask them about their management, The second is “Hi-Five Hokkaido” who is hosting the mini 4WD race once a month in Hokkaido I tried to hear the story!
Read more about the second interview

Tamiya Hobby World 2019 limited Mini 4WD event sale items

A variety of Tamiya products such as mini-shikakeri, work kits, fun trains, original goods perfect for souvenirs, outlet products at special prices, and featured products limited to the event hall are also available. It is

Outlet product
We sell outlet molded product sets of scale models, such as sports cars and military miniatures. It is a bargain product that parts including parts except decal etc. are complete. We also sell outlet products for completed RC (radio control) cars. In addition to the pre-painted body and the completed car body, the transmitter and the battery etc. are a full set of things necessary for traveling, so you can enjoy traveling immediately if you take them out of the bag and charge the battery.

Items for Event Venues
● DCR-01 (Decross 01) Clear Blue Special (MA chassis) 1,296 yen (tax included)
· Clear blue body
· Super light gray made of ABS MA chassis
· Deep blue plated small diameter low height tire Y spoke wheel
· “PDC DESIGNWORKS / SUPER HARD’s white print small diameter super hard low height tires (Black)

● Avante Jr. Black Special 1,080 yen (tax included)
Released in 1989, Reproduced items that are currently being discontinued as event venue limited products .
· Smoked ABS body
· Black ABS type 2 chassis
· Fluorescent pink large diameter wheel

· Mini 4 wheel Koala pastel special (VS chassis) 1,296 yen (tax included)
· Light green body and pink VS chassis are pastel colors ABS-based
tires made of clear small-diameter low-height tires (soft)
and beige koala figures are assembled and painted.

● Mini 4WD basic box cabinet (with 1 box) 820 yen (tax included)
Mini 4WD Is a cardboard cabinet that can hold up to three. One basic box is attached.

● Full cowl Mini 4WD 25th Anniversary Blue Tire & Green Plated Wheel 388 yen (tax included)
● Full Cowl Mini 4WD 25th Anniversary Red Tire & Gold Plated Wheel 388 yen (tax included)
A set of tires and wheels commemorating the 25th anniversary of the full cowl mini 4WD.
· Small size low height tire (hard) with white print of “FULLY COWLED MINI 4WD 25th ANNIV.”
· Spiral spoke wheel for small diameter low height tire with plating · Hard to
bounce and hard to slow down at corners Hard type

※ The above items are Tamiya It is a product sold only at the event.

There are a limited number of outlet products and limited products. Please pardon when sold out. In addition, with regard to popular products, we will restrict the purchase quantity of one person. In addition, please understand that the contents etc. may be changed as for the sales product which has been guided.

Tamiya 58669 1/10 RC M-08 CONCEPT Chassis Kit manual correction

There are some corrections in the illustration of the product that was released in June 2019.
Please refer to the following as you apologize.

About the correction point
There was an error in the description of the assembly explanation drawing.

● Assembly instructions As shown on page 18 “[34] Installation of the front bulkhead”, it is an instruction to attach B15 parts, but when assembling with a short wheel base, do not use B15 parts.

Please refer to the following diagram.

More upcoming Tamiya Hop Up Option Parts


54901 TB-05 Universal Propeller Shaft (Front Motor)
54902 TB-05 Universal Propeller Shaft (Rear Motor)
54903 TB-05 Aluminium Spur Gear Holder
54904 TB-05 One Piece Motor Plate
54915 T3-01 A Parts White
54916 T3-01 A Parts Red
54917 T3-01 C Parts White
54918 T3-01 C Parts Red
54924 GF-01 Full Ball Bearing Set
54925 630 Ball Bearing x8

Tamiya New Item Release list for August 2019


R/C Models
 47413  1/10 R/C Subaru Brat Blue Version
 58670  1/10 R/C Citroën 2CV Rally (M-05Ra)
 51615  1/10 Scale R/C Audi quattro Rallye A2 Body Parts Set
 51616  1/10 Scale R/C Volkswagen Type 2 (T1) Body Parts Set
 51624  3x6mm Steel Hex Head Screws
 51625  3x6mm Steel Countersunk Hex Head Screws
 51626  3x8mm Steel Hex Head Screws
 51627  3x8mm Steel Countersunk Hex Head Screws
 51628  3x10mm Steel Hex Head Screws
 51629  3x10mm Steel Countersunk Hex Head Screws
 51630  3x12mm Steel Hex Head Screws
 51631  3x12mm Steel Countersunk Hex Head Screws
 51632  3x16mm Steel Hex Head Screws
 51633  3x16mm Steel Countersunk Hex Head Screws
 54879  TRF419 Aluminum Front Direct Cups (2pcs.)
 54893  Aluminum Adjustable Servo Horn
 54908  M-08 Concept Carbon Body Mount Base
 54921  Reinforced Swing Shaft Caps (Front/Rear, 2pcs. each)
 42335  Aluminum TRF Tool Stand
 42336  Setting Board
 47415  WR-02CB S Parts (Spokes) (Orange Plated)
 47417  WR-02CB T Parts (Wheel Rims) (Orange Plated)

Kids
 95486  Raikiri Pink Special (Polycarbonate Body) (MS Chassis)
 95508  Neo-Tridagger ZMC Carbon Special (Super-II Chassis)
 95498  Lightweight 19mm Aluminum Ball-Race Rollers (Ringless/Black)
 95509  FM-A Fluorescent-Color Chassis Set (Orange)
 95515  Aluminum Spacer Set (12/6.7/6/3/1.5mm, 2pcs. each) (Green)
 95516  HG Aluminum Reversible Wheels for Low Profile Tires (Super X & XX, Red/2pcs.)

Tools & Paints
 69928  Centipede Robot (Clear Orange)
 73023  Tamiya Logo Plate (Photo-Etched)

Tamiya Mini 4WD Chassis Select Guide


Check the compatible parts and machines for each chassis!
We will introduce in detail each type of mini 4WD chassis that can participate in the Mini 4WD official competition. You can check the information of the corresponding upgrade parts and which chassis is used for which kit. Please help find your new machine and consider your machine settings.
※ Number of published specifications may change by kind of roller or tire.
※ The upgraded parts displayed in “Supported parts” may be limited in usable parts depending on the combination with the chassis (Example: Only pinion gears can be used among gear sets). Please also check the item of “Supported chassis” listed on the explanation page of each upgraded part.

Midship layout chassis with double shaft motor

  • MA chassis
    MS chassis monocoque aero type. In addition to low center of gravity, we adopt chassis design conscious of air flow. High performance chassis equipped with six rollers as standard and with improved side expandability. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 156mm / total width: 97mm / wheel base: 80mm / tread: 59.5mm / weight: 125.9g / ground height: 2.2mm / gear ratio: 3.5 1 
    ※ When low height tire · alkaline battery mounted

  • MS chassis
    A triple nose / center / tail chassis with direct drive by a double shaft motor. The box structure is strong against twisting and boasts high rigidity. Favorable 80mm wheelbase at the corner. 

    [Specs (example of N-02 unit)] 
    Total length: 152mm / total width: 92mm / wheel base: 80mm / tread: front 67 / back 69mm / weight: 124.7g / ground height: 4mm / gear ratio: 4: 1 
    ※ Large When diameter tires and alkaline batteries are installed

Stable driving at the center of gravity forward, front motor chassis

  • FM-A chassis

    FM-A chassis A chassis
    with a front motor layout that incorporates an aero design. Since the center of gravity is located on the front of the vehicle body, it is possible to run with a sense of stability even on a course with many ups and downs. 

    [Specs] 
    total length: 150mm / full width: 97mm / Wheelbase: 83mm / tread: 60mm / Weight: 117 g / ground clearance: 2.5mm / gear ratio: 3.5: 1 
    ※ small diameter low-height tire (26mm) · alkaline batteries when worn

  • Super FM chassis


    Evolution of the super FM chassis FM chassis. In addition to the improved bumper strength, the bottom of the chassis is designed with the aero effect in mind, and it also has a motor cooling duct. Rear roller stay first adopted. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 144mm / total width: 90mm / wheel base: 83mm / tread: 64mm / weight: 117.2g / ground height: 5.5mm / gear ratio: 5: 1, 4: 1 
    ※ When large diameter tire · alkaline battery mounted

  • FM chassis

    FM chassis
    A chassis created from the new concept of mounting a motor on the front. Center of gravity balance from the front demonstrates running stability in the technical course that continues up and down. 

    [Specs] 
    total length: 132mm / full width: 86mm / Wheelbase: 83mm / tread: 64mm / Weight: 113 g / ground clearance: 7mm / gear ratio: 5: 1,4.2: 1 
    ※ large-diameter tires, alkaline battery is installed

Mini 4WD standard style, rear motor chassis

  • AR chassis A
    highly rigid chassis with excellent serviceability. Adopted 6 rollers for the first time, and the battery is also low. 82mm wheelbase machine with extensive side expandability. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 155mm / total width: 97mm / wheel base: 82mm / tread: 67mm / weight: 123.5g / ground height: 5mm / gear ratio: 4.2: 1 
    ※ When large diameter barrel tire · alkaline battery installed

  • VS Chassis
    A matured high-performance chassis of 80 mm short wheelbase type that is lightweight and compact with a small turn. Excellent maintainability with hinged gear cover and battery holder. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 145mm / total width: 90mm / wheel base: 80mm / tread: 64mm / weight: 113.8g / ground height: 5mm / gear ratio: 5: 1, 4.2: 1, 4: 1 
    ※ large diameter tire · alkaline When the battery is attached

  • Super TZ-X chassis

    Super TZ-X Chassis
    An expanded version of the Super TZ. We adopt screw hole addition of front bumper and 2 point stop type rear stay. Medium wheel-based high-speed stable type. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 148mm / total width: 90mm / wheel base: 82mm / tread: 68mm / weight: 115.4g / ground height: 5mm / gear ratio: 5: 1, 4: 1 
    ※ When large diameter tire · alkaline battery mounted

  • Super TZ chassis

    Super TZ chassis
    82 mm medium wheel base chassis with excellent stability at high speeds. It features a flat chassis underside that lays out the battery at a low position. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 147mm / total width: 90mm / wheel base: 82mm / tread: 68mm / weight: 117.6g / ground height: 5mm / gear ratio: 5: 1, 4: 1 
    ※ When large diameter tire · alkaline battery installed

  • Super XX chassis

    Super XX chassis
    Super X enhanced and expanded. It features a nose guard that enables a wide range of roller settings. It boasts outstanding stability such as further strengthening of rigidity and functional enhancement of side stays. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 153mm / total width: 98mm / wheel base: 84mm / tread: 70mm / weight: 119g / height above the ground: 1.9mm / gear ratio: 3.51 
    ※ When equipped with a small diameter wide tire alkaline battery

  • Super X chassis

    Super X chassis
    A wide tread and long wheel base chassis with a 72 mm shaft. Body rigidity is also high and stability is high. The motor can be attached and removed from the lower surface of the chassis, and the rear stay has two points. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 156mm / total width: 92mm / wheel base: 84mm / tread: 70mm / weight 111.8g / ground height: 5.2mm / gear ratio: 5: 1.4: 1  
    ※ When small diameter wide tire · alkaline battery installed

  • Super 2 chassis

    Super 2 chassis
    Evolution of the super 1 chassis. A chassis with enhanced bumper rigidity and enhanced expandability. Full-featured battle equipment such as turn-type switches, 2-point fixed rear stays, and screw-type covers. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 150mm / total width: 97mm / wheel base: 80mm / tread: 64mm / weight: 115g / ground height: 5.3mm / gear ratio: 4.2: 1 
    ※ When large diameter tire · alkaline battery mounted

  • Super 1 chassis


    Evolution of Super 1 chassis Zero chassis. Stiffness is improved according to speeding up, and the side stay can be detached. The full cowl type is combined with a small diameter tire to form a low center of gravity chassis with a height of about 3 mm. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 131 mm / total width: 90 mm / wheel base: 80 mm / tread: 64 mm / weight: 111.5 g / ground height: 5 mm / gear ratio: 5: 1, 4: 1 
    ※ When large diameter tire · alkaline battery mounted

  • Zero chassis

    Zero chassis
    A low center of gravity chassis that uses a helical crown gear to lower the mounting position of the motor or battery. As the wheel base is short, cornering performance is high. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 131 mm / total width: 86 mm / wheel base: 80 mm / tread: 64 mm / weight: 109 grams / ground height: 5 mm / gear ratio: 5: 1, 4.2: 1 ※ When large diameter tire · alkaline battery mounted

  • Type 5 chassis

    Type 5 chassis The
    bottom of the chassis is finished to be flat and the aerodynamic effect is high, and the thickness of the main body is reduced to achieve both strength and weight reduction. Long wheel base specification with excellent running stability. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 132 mm / total width: 86 mm / wheel base: 82 mm / tread: 64 mm / weight: 113 g / ground height: 6 mm / gear ratio: 5: 1, 4.2: 1

  • Type 4 chassis

    Type 4 chassis
    Based on the type 2 chassis, the battery mounting position is lowered by 2 mm to lower the center of gravity. As the wheelbase is long and the center of gravity is also backward, it is excellent in high-speed stability on straight. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 128mm / total width: 86mm / wheel base: 82mm / tread: 64mm / weight: 112g / ground height: 7mm / gear ratio: 5: 1, 4.2: 1 ※ When large diameter tire · alkaline battery installed

  • Type 3 chassis

    Type 3 chassis
    Type 1 on-road specification chassis. The height of the ground is high, so the range of setting is wide and it can be driven regardless of the road surface. Drilling is added to the motor cover etc. 

    [Specs] 
    Overall length: 127 mm / Overall width: 86 mm / Wheel base: 80 mm / Tread: 64 mm / Weight: 115 grams / Ground height: 9 mm / Gear ratio: 6.4: 1, 5: 1 * When large diameter tires and alkaline batteries are installed

  • Type 2 chassis

    Type 2 Chassis The
    first chassis developed for on-road competition. Large diameter slick tires and guide rollers are standard equipment. The length of the wheel base is straight and advantageous. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 128mm / total width: 86mm / wheel base: 82mm / tread: 64mm / weight: 113g / ground height: 8mm / gear ratio: 5: 1, 4.2: 1 ※ When large diameter tire · alkaline battery installed

  • Type 1 chassis

    Chassis
    modeled as a junior version of the Type 1 Chassis RC Off Road Buggy. Tires and gear ratio settings are also suitable for off-road driving. 

    [Specs] 
    Total length: 127 mm / total width: 80.5 mm / wheel base: 80 mm / tread: 64 mm / weight: 109 grams / ground height: 10 mm / gear ratio: 11.2: 1, 6.4: 1 
    ※ When large diameter tire · alkaline battery mounted

Tamiya Mini 4WD animal driver models


Mini 4 wheel drive x animal driver, a lot of fun machines to run and decorate!
The easy-to-install Mini 4WD, which does not require adhesive, is a collection of machines with cute animal drivers. Popular characters, including Kumamon, Shirokumako, pandas, wolves, dogs, hawks, owls, pigs, cats, and relaxing koalas. In addition to the open top type with no windows, the machine style operated by the animals also has a GT type with plenty of feeling that the animal driver can be seen from the window. All animal driver dolls are assembled and painted, and they can be made and run together to be enjoyed by parents and children alike

  • Mini 4WD and Pig

    A machine with a chubby humorous pig driver. The tartan plaid pattern and the graphic of the footprints stimulate the cuteness. (Super II chassis)

  • Mini 4WD · Owl

    A machine on which an owl driver with a steady eye is riding. The finish looks like the night sky of the full moon of Halloween, but a little mysterious. (Super II chassis)

  • Mini 4WD · Hawk

    A machine with a sharp eye with a smile, and an empty king Hawk (Taka). The linear wedge shaped body is attractive because it cuts off the air and flies. (Super II chassis)

  • Mini 4WD · Dog

    A machine on which a Shiba Inu driver, a representative of a Japanese dog, rode, as well as special stickers such as “柴” and blue and yellow graphics. (Super II chassis)