Balancing JRX

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  1. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    So long story short, I got a JRX (RID Railracer) for Christmas. One leg (train front side) feels longer than the other (train rear side), resulting in the figure (top heavy enough as it is) to be off balance even further.

    Am I doing something wrong, or is that one of the flaws in the GREATEST combiner ever?
     
  2. Jeremy.B

    Jeremy.B Formerly Leader Blackout TFW2005 Supporter

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    If I remember correctly, you gotta make sure both legs are pulled out as far as possible, and that their feet are right-side up. It should not be off balance; Mine stood perfectly.
     
  3. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    It's still insanely back heavy... And the train back foot side is still about a millimeter shorter. Is there any way to tighten the knee joint?
     
  4. Salvanis

    Salvanis Probably not a true fan.

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    I usually tilt the back-end heel down to the 45-degree position and bend that leg back a bit to give my JRX more stability. That way, it'll stand up in a reasonable pose even if that foot slides back into the leg, which has been the most common cause for uneven legs in my experience. Other than that, I'd imagine that it'd take some minor disassembly and nail polish/superglue application to tighten the knee joint.

    Also, agreed on the general badassery and greatest-combiner-ever-ness of JRX.
     
  5. Phy

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    He's pretty good. Mine's still pretty solid, thank pete, considering JRX is made mostly out of translucents, which I believe tend to be more brittle than the opaques that Rail Racer got. Even then, he's not easy to balance; the legs want to splay out in one way or another.
     
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    Best combiner mold evar.
     
  7. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    JRX (aka Rail Racer) is an awesome combiner. Yes it's back heavy, but I don't have problems of that kind with mine. The main problem I have is, just like Phy said, that the legs want to splay out on a pretty smooth surface. And Sounblaster, try to pull out all the way one of the feet, or in. I'd try and see what could be the problem with yours, but I'll have to dig through a left half of the shelf my Rail Racer is on, to get to him.
     
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    Eradicator I am Antithesis

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    The leg made out of the back of the train pulls out little when you turn it around from vehicle mode. I just leave it pulled out after it's turned.
     
  9. Chaos Muffin

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    Oh crap, forgot all about JRX, he's so cool

    *runs off to attic*
     
  10. Soundblaster1

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    I pretty much give up. It can't be balanced. The legs themselves ARE different lengths (without the upper body on), differing by apparently enough to make a difference. If anyone can get theirs to stand, PLEASE post pics so I can try to figure out where mine has the problem. It really bothers me that I got it to stand not once but TWICE yesterday without any problems, but now it's damn near impossible.
     
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    Rotate the legs, so that the BACK feet parts are slightly pointing towards each other, this will give it a lot more stability. The further the rotation of the legs, the further forward the center of gravity gets. This can be applied with most Transformers

    and yes, if transformed properly, the legs are identical in length, just make sure you have the left foot pulled out all the way (or pushed in all the way, one or the other, I can't remember at the moment :p )
     
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    Isn't there one foot that has to be pushed up to make the legs equal lengths as well? I'm at work so I don;t have mine in front of me, wish I could be more specific.

    And yes, best Combiner ever.
     
  13. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Reminds me of a simmailar Situation with movie Ironhide.

    dec.24 could get him into place gave up but yesterday it fits perfectly sometimes toys won't alwyas go into place.
     

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