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Hi,
everybody.

I am i doubt buying a set in 1:32 or 1:24 from Carrera Le Mans style.
I could think big is better, because buying a set in 1:24 makes it possible to drive 1:32 cars.

So my questions is, are here people who have experience in 1:24?
And is ther a special site for 1:24 car's?

Thank you.
 

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I believe the 1/24 track comes with both sets, but I'm not entirely sure.

I'd say buy the 1/32, because 1/24 cars are too big
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If you want all your cars to match, there is a much bigger choice in 1:32

Also I believe 1:32 cars are cheaper, so you can buy more

Also 1:32 are smaller, so more will fit inside your house!
 

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i was under the impression that carrera supplied 1:32 scale cars with 1:24 scale track which is the best of both worlds

in my multibuy argos specials that is what i ended up with thus giving greater flexibility i can run trucks etc without the wheels overhanging track etc

also it runs the gp bikes well because it is ultra flat


i am more than happy just selling all my sport track to build a carrera layout
 

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OK I'm sure Thomas W will correct me if I'm wrong, but here goes.....

All Carrera Exclusive and Evolution sets 1/24 and 1/32 are supplied with the same track = 1/24.

There is a minor advantage to buying a 1/24 set EVEN if you are going to be using mainly 1/32 cars. The 1/24 sets are supplied with trackside borders and barriers, whilst the 1/32 sets tend to be only supplied with barriers.

My 2p worth


-Rob
 

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What Rob said is right.

basically : same track but no borders on 1/32 sets (the 1/24 cars need those borders), both have barriers but they are in different colour (red in 1/32 and black in 1/24) and last but not least : the transfo has a different voltage.
 

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I understand,
but has anybody driven 1:24 and is it more fun?
Do the car's go faster or do they slide better because of the higher weight?
Do they give a better racing experience!
And most of all, when driving with two car's on the track, is there enough space for the cornering
 

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I've nerver driven a 1/24 car. I think most people active in that scale actually use plastic static kits such as Tamiya and Hasegawa and fit them to the specialist metal chassis of their choice. There are several resin kits as well.

From what I've read, such 1/24 racing is much more sensitive to fine tuning.
 

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Saddly no personal experience of 1:24 racing, but the same layout in 1:24 will be scale smaller than the same layout in 1:32; the straights will be shorter and the curves tighter.

Scale wise, even large home layouts are in scale very small and very tight-cornered compared to 1:1 tracks
 

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Hi! (again!)

I have raced the 1/24 Carrera Panoz and the BMW LMP on a 120foot (36.5metre) club circuit. They are great fun
but need a large circuit to get the best out of them. They are fairly heavy, so accelerate and brake in a realistic way compared to 1:1 scale cars, and you can generate some spectacular tail slides, and still rescue the situation


If you race Carrera 1/24 cars against other Carrera 1/24 cars they are competitive.... If you race against other manufacturer's cars, they are not competitive - too heavy!

-Rob
 

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Hi RR3.9,

do you know any club in the Netherlands having a 1:24 racing track.

I like the Carrera set and i can allways buy other 1:32 scale car's


I still need to find some people to race to, in Noord Holland would be
 

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The powers that be have just introduced a rather strange class at my local club - 1/24 Carrera Vintage.

Predictably the Porsche Carrera 6 destroys the E-Type and the Corvette... don't mention the Streamliners (yep they are included).

I was amazed at how powerful the one small magnet is on the Porsche, and as RR3.9 mentions, these cars slide a far old bit, however, it's fun controlling the momentum (magnet spoils this somewhat though) reminds me of Fly trucks.

One good thing with 1/24, just imagine all the (Tamiya) kits with the potential to convert/scratch build, although I wouldn't like to hazard a guess at how easy it would be to source slot car parts.

Personally, 1/32 all the way the Carrera 1/24 cars look rather plain and *gulp* a bit too toy like and the choice is limited somewhat, the new 1/24 Autoart cars might be worth checking out though when they arrive.

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QUOTE but has anybody driven 1:24 and is it more fun?

It is indeed, a LOT more fun. The cars can be made (because theyr don't as sold) to handle a LOT better, the actual control is vastly superior to that of ANY 1/32 scale cars, and the cars are much more realistic in the way they behave.
Superior chassis are available to fit not only the nicer (some look like c**p) Carrera bodies like the BMW V12 and the Audi R8, but the fantastic Tamiya and Hasegawa bodies are the true good choice.

The true problem with 1/24 scale is not performance, that IS superior, but space. Especially in Yurrup where the density of population and the little your favorite states leave you for income after tax forces most peaple to live in fairly confined space, and this is where 1/32 scale draws its advantages. Better than HO, not as good as 1/24, a good average.

If you have space and a bit of dexterity to fit the fabulous kit bodies over Plafit, Scholler, Momo or TSRF chassis, go for it. There is nothing like it, and once you try it, you never go back.
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Dr. Pea
 

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Hi TSRF,

i sure will take a look at that.
So the normal Carrera car's ar not that good, so i have to replace the body to a other chassis?

I think that a standard Carrera 1:24 car is anough for livingroom racing.
And Maximus the Cat will say
to that.

If i can find a club here in the Netherlands for scaleracing, than i can take a look at those speed devils.

Thanks for all the reply's from all off you


And if some one knows a club in the wetlands, let me know.
I am still looking for that.
Thanks..
 

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Hi

As has been pointed out: the track is the same for both scales, just getting borders with the 1/24 carrera track.

Now, don't know about you guys, but when I race cars without magnets I NEED those borders.

As for the cars: the 1/24 Carrera are the SLOWEST cars I have. They actually run at approximately scale speed.

but fun when run with each other without magnets. Some of the closest races I have had is with friends running the Jags and Vettes against each other. And making jokes while WAITING for them to finish going down the straight.

Really looking forward to the Ferrari SWB GTs to run with them. (and hoping they will be imported to the U.S., otherwise, I will have to get clever again).

Fate
 

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QUOTE (Maximus @ 24 Jul 2004, 20:30)So the normal Carrera car's ar not that good, so i have to replace the body to a other chassis?
Usually not, but as with any other 1/32 cars, there are some things at the exclusive cars than can be optimized. If you buy ones, look out for Exclusiv cars with "new" technology.
 

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besides its size, wich is great for non-magnets, the carrera track has the perfect texture for racing. i dont know sport, Ninco and SCX are nice for rally, but the carrera tracks give a perfect feel over the car. Its the only track where i really feel the diferent compounds of tires. if i could go back (perhaps one day i will) i would revert all my pieces of track to carrera... well... not all, i would still get some 20 meters of ninco for pure rally fun
 
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