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I'm ready to start buying some cars and for some reason the 4x4 rally types particularly the Ford focuses seem very appealing to me.

So opinions & views on these badboys as a starting point for the collection.

Do you guys rate them, easy for beginners, cheapest place to buy them new, who has the best selection etc etc.

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Oh and this is in relation to scalextric DPR / Digital cars I suspect you guys guessed that anyway but apologies for being a complete slot car noob and forgetting there's different systems these days.

For me its all about having fun & getting some cool looking cars this isn't intended to be a serious discussion in any way shape or form just looking for tips on good cars to start with


*p.s here's an easy question on the scalextric teaser catalogue thing that came with my set the cars on it seem to be numbered one to four what's that all about? acceleration vs top speed or something I suspect.
 

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You need to add some qualifications for buying;

Best for running (which track type? mag/no mag?)
Best for collecting - i.e. they look best
Value?
Scale?

For running the Ninco car is popular, but is too wide, runs well with brakes but not as good without -expensive;


For collecting and visual apperance the AutoArt Focus is superb, but runs like a dog;


Odd ball is the Scalextric version, which is good to look at and cheap, but (from memory) uses a band drive from front motor to rear??


For best all round (in my humble opinion) the SCX cars offer good runners, visually appealing, good value;


Lots of Ford Focus cars listed on my site; http://www.slotrallygb.com/page17.htm

Not all listed/photographed at the moment, but gives you a good spread.
 

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The Scalextric Focus isn't DPR and handles like a pile of poo due to it's motor being in the front.
If you want a Focus get a Ninco one and convert it, I doubt if you can convert an SCX one.
 

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QUOTE (JEXY1 @ 6 Dec 2011, 13:25) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>You need to add some qualifications for buying;

Best for running (which track type? mag/no mag?)

Scalextric Sports Digital track/setup

I'm not sure what mag/mag no even means!

The main qualification / buying consideration is two 30 something dads & two 3 year old kids as much fun as humanly possible and so I'm going to have to get 4 of them similar performance but different colours/livery

that's about it really lol!

I'm definitely going to go have a look at your site anyway Thx...
 

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Are you running Scalextric Digital or Analogue (do you have lane changing or not)?
Are you intending to keep the magnets in the cars?

And if you want to have fun I really wouldn't buy Scalextric Focus (though I could always sell you mine) as they aren't good.
 

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QUOTE (JEXY1 @ 6 Dec 2011, 13:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Forget the above - didn't know you were talking digital (not my bag) - sorry

No worries you contributed something constructive to the thread that's all that matters.

There's a lot more to this hobby than there used to ne huh!
 

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Have a look at Scalextric's website, I think most of the modern rally cars aren't DPR as the motors are at the front.
If I was looking to do the same as you are, have fun for 4 people racing on Scalextric digital, then I would buy 4 Scalextric DPR Nascars or if you like older cars then get the Camaros, both are good cars, but if you're running with magnets in any of the Scalextric DPR cars will be good.
The Impact Resistant cars are usually cheaper and are fairly crash proof.
 

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QUOTE (Julian_Boolean @ 6 Dec 2011, 14:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Have a look at Scalextric's website, I think most of the modern rally cars aren't DPR as the motors are at the front.
If I was looking to do the same as you are, have fun for 4 people racing on Scalextric digital, then I would buy 4 Scalextric DPR Nascars or if you like older cars then get the Camaros, both are good cars, but if you're running with magnets in any of the Scalextric DPR cars will be good.
The Impact Resistant cars are usually cheaper and are fairly crash proof.

Ok cool thanks & yeah just like my car preference in 1:1 scale I much prefer the modern classics from the 80's & 90's to the cookie cutter rubbish the generic manufacturers and designers come up with today.

Older cars have so much more character. Having said that the present day ferraris & astons are works of art too.

Thx for your reply.
 

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I would go for the Ninco Focus and then convert them to digital with the aftermarket chips.

I have had a couple of them and also some scalextric rally cars.

The Ninco cars act more like rally cars and are more fun.

mag/no mag...................... magnet it/ magnet out..........

However the most fun digital wise we found were chipped Nascars.

Dave
 

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"NINCO 50469 - FORD FOCUS WRC" is still available on TopSlots subscriber special offers at £20.99 (just subscribe to the newsletter or if you can't wait pm me). Together with the SCX Lancia Delta 4wd - very different cars but both good in their own way. I've had great fun with them but they're not chipped.I was put off 4wd by an old thread but am looking for ideas for the next (inexpensive) one.

Chris
 
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