MSC RS200 Purolator
Review by Miker
Before we get to the pictures, I'd first like to say a big thanks to the forum team and to Pendles who supplied the car. Thanks gents.
Then out of it's cardboard sleeve to reveal the lack of 'crystal' case:
Still not sure if that's a good thing or bad, at least what you get appears to be stackable and removable from the plinth, so maybe it's not so bad.
But this way of securing a model to it's base I really hate:
Tthen again, once it's off it's probably gonna stay off right?
Onto the model:
Tthere's a nice full length driver and navigator in there, not industry leaders, but still very nice:
Aand some nice detail under the clam shell:
I think the only thing that let's it down is this:
Wwhat's supposed to be an intake behind the door just leads onto the rear glass. A touch of matt black paint would have made this area a bit more convincing I think. It's only a minor niggle and easily fixed, and won't be noticeable on track. Which brings me to the part that makes it all happen on the track, the chassis.
You're greeted with an inline boxer configuration with a 21 000 rpm motor and a single band going to the front wheels.
Body off shows the interior tray to be a vac formed part, body weighs 19grams:
Chassis weighs 66grams. Here's some more pic's of that chassis:
The guide is sprung and gives about 5mm of travel. Front axle is adjustable for vertical movement. You also have enough room to fit a couple of more pulleys and a second band on the other side of the chassis, if they are available.
One thing that did happen while taking the pictures was a front wheel fell off:
This reveals that the axles are plain ended and as such you could easily upgrade to ally wheels if you so wished. Axles measured at 2.37mm, and the other good thing is, the wheel centres are inserts measuring 12.9mm x 5.7mm deep, so you could possibly use these in your new ally rims if you choose to take that route.
The sad thing for me is that I don't have a track to run this on, and won't have one for some time, so I can't tell you how well or poorly this car runs. But, it's an RS200, so I don't really care what it runs like, I'm just very happy to have one in my stable.
Hope you've enjoyed reading this and that the pictures have been of help, once again, my thanks to the forum team and all the suppliers for putting up the prizes. I'm dead chuffed to have won this even though it will be a while before it hits a track.
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