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#1 Rick42

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:08 PM

Urethane, rubber etc?
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:21 PM

display rubber.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:57 AM

Amazing that manufacturers spend so much for ,licensing and fancy tampo printed bodies, but won't anti up for good tires.  I guess they all rely on  magnet to hold the car down and give it artificial grip.   None of them make a car  that handles because of good design and tires.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:13 PM

More of them are sold as display models than RACE cars.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:05 PM

I'm sure you're right Larry.  I bet 60 % never see track time.  


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 03:28 PM

Larry and Matt are correct. Only a tiny amount of the Carrera, Scalextric, Ninco etc cars are ever raced. You only

need to check E-bay to see that. Quite personally, I don't get it. The die cast models are so much more detailed, 

so why spend more for something that is less detailed and not to scale proportions? My philosyphy: If it has wheels

and a motor, it's meant to be raced. 


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:55 PM

The more recent stock tires on Carrera cars have actually been ok (better than in the past) in my experience. They need to be trued first though (and preferably the plastic wheels too). But it's still true, these (Carrera, Scalextric, SCX, Ninco, Fly) are meant to be toys more than competition pieces, and they do in fact rely on the magnet to hide the many imperfections. Slot.it and NSR make cars that perform quite well, often right out of the box with minimal prep.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:50 PM

I finally found a good deal on a Ferrari 330, solid red version .   I love the looks of that body and wanted to build one with a brass frame..   I hate using a body that I didn't build or finish, but that car just looks so nice.   It seems t be a pretty heavy body, but it does look good.   The chassis is just something to go to Ebay.


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:26 AM

Amazing that manufacturers spend so much for ,licensing and fancy tampo printed bodies, but won't anti up for good tires.  I guess they all rely on  magnet to hold the car down and give it artificial grip.   None of them make a car  that handles because of good design and tires.

 

Slot-It, Scaleauto, NSR, Thunderslot, MR Slotcar (run by our own Ernie Mossetti), SlotingPlus, Black Arrow, ArrowSlot, Avant Slot, Policar, Racer/Sideways, Area 71, MSC, and most recently Revoslot all produce cars that run fantastically on commercial tracks and are generally designed around "universal" tires sizes like the popular 15mm x 8mm so that racers who compete in the larger European series can easily switch to that series spec tire. 

 

Aside from that, Scaleauto and Slot-It both produce an excellent line of foam rubber tires if you so choose to exercise any of the competition grade cars (which are often lambasted in the 1/32nd scale press for their thin bodies and lack of detail) on a wooden commercial track with any sort of traction compound. 


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