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Rob
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Thanks John,
a little lubrication of the lap counter trigger and a blob of blu-tack in the car seem to have solved the problem.


Rob
 

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Julius Wilkko
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Hi!

I did also a review of Gallardo. I was very surprised to discover two serious design flaws. Why AutoArt keeps on designing these faults to their cars and does not learn from other well established slotcar manufacturers.

Fault#1

With NINCO and Scalextric Classic track Gallardos belly contacts track rails. Sometimes track lifts the car up.



Easily cured by removing a plastic motor grille.

Fault#2

Braids come very easily loose from the flag guide. You just need to run few laps and braid falls off. Annoying.



Hope that AutoArt corrects its guide design one more time, simplifies the chassis design - no unnecessary grilles beneath the motor, and finally adds drivers to the AA cars. How can one manufacturer make so many mistakes with so simple product? I do not understand.


Cheers!

Julius
 

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Rob
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Nice one Julius!

I didn't have any problems with the belly of the car hitting the track 'cos mine is Scaley Sport!

The braids on mine didn't fall off, but it's easy to see how it would happen. The guide is like a copy of the old scalextric one, but without the little notch to hold the braid in place.

Do you mind if I add your observations to my review?

Rob
 

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Julius Wilkko
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Hi, Taxi!

Feel free to use my pics and observations if you want to add them to your review. No need to mention me as a source.

If you remove the magnets of the Gallardo so that tail begins to slide, it stresses guide-braid construction and the braids fall off. Less problems with magnets in place.

Don´t take me wrong. I love my AutoArt Gallardo and these problems can be easily fixed. I´m just surprised how AA is capable of designing such silly flaws to their cars.

Cheers!

Julius


PS.
Here is a bonus picture for your review, add if you like.

 

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Rob
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Thanks Julius


I'll try to get it done today.

QUOTE I did also a review of Gallardo.

Can you post your url and I'll add a link too.

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Rob
 

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Julius Wilkko
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Hi!

Well, here is the url, but it will soon change since we are transferring the site to a bigger server. Other disadvantage is that its all in finnish. If you find nice pictures though, feel free to use them. No need to mention me as a source.

Scalenet, finnish pages

Cheers!

Julius
 

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Nice Site Julius, the article regarding racing old sixties Scalextric F1/F2 looks good.

I have to say, I would like to see more articles of this kind, regarding racing, driving and maintaining older cars, hopefully not all old cars get consigned to a shelf!

Talking of Autoart; recently had a look over at www.aloyshop.com where they have just posted pictures of the new Autoart releases. The new cars featured as well as the Gallardo, include new re-liveries of the Peugeot 206, also the Lamborghini Muira makes an appearance; all look superb.

Jamie
 

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Rob
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Thanks again Julius, I've updated the review and added your interior pic and observations. Sorry it took a while.

If you like, let me know when your site moves and I'll update the link.

cheers,

Rob
 

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Nobby Berkshire
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At least they have the potential to make better cars


Looks like Pendle have an offer on at the moment. If they ain't selling, AutoArt may get the message and either stop making them or get the habitual weaknesses sorted out.

Taking into account that it took Scalex decades to get to where they are, and the newer Carrera have only just started making winning cars, AutoArt look pretty fine in comparison (well, if you take advantage of Pendle's current offer).
 

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Julius Wilkko
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Yes, AA has potential. I love especially their street cars. I got my cars from Modellauto Schirmer Germany:

Modellauto-Schirmer

Modellauto-Schirmer AutoArt price/car is 31-32euros (£21-21.8). Karin Schirmer provides friendly service and speaks perfect english.

Cheers!

Julius
 
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