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Ban Scalextric F1?

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ok, at our club the f1 class has just turned into destruction derby, you need a new car every 3 weeks, a complete rebuild every week... now the ninco cars arent causing many problems.. the odd crash here and there, but any scalex models no matter what is done to them theyre just so un predictable they are considering banning scalextric cars.. i can see why, because i have one of the offending f1 cars, but if it does go off pieces go everywhere ive had the car for 3 weeks now the body is completely destroyed, and im on my 3rd chassis. so the question remains: should the scalex cars be banned or not? id like to hear the opinions of other people
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Ranting and railing against Ninco track really was rather rash and silly, wasn't it.

QUOTE This may sound rude, it isn't intended. But the answer lies in learning to drive.
That IS the bottom line!
The real reason that you rarely see full-size F1s slithering around is because they are driven by people who can drive superbly well. The same principle applies to to any track racing car, not just F1. When a mistake is made, then they do slither around and a careful observer can see that, right on the limit, even when perfectly driven, these cars DO move laterally - in skilled hands. Of course, there are a lot of people who don't or can't see this and, if they can't se it, then of course, it can't possibly be happening. But it IS.

Having said all that, this is just another reason why, even though I almost always produce my best results with high powered magnetraction cars, in principle, I feel that they are detrimental to slot car racing and the first post bears this out very well. While there will always be a few slot drivers skilled enough to keep a high mag car on ANY track, there will usually be a larger bunch who can't and everyone is vulnerable to the devastation when the ultra high speed smashes occur. Let's face it, F1 is raced by the absolute creme de la creme of skilled racers selected from the entire world, while an average slot car club has combatants who vary wildy from one skill extreme to the other, usually racing on the same track together. It's a very different situation that must be taken into acount.

Magnetic assistance was developed specifically for cars running on relatively tiny home tracks and club racers should seriously consider simply removing them altogether.
It solves so many problems, at a stroke.
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Jonny is 100% correct - it's complete balderdash.

But this, completely as expected, is how topics go screaming a mile off course when a wig on a wooden shaft starts ranting about something that has absolutely nothing to do with the topic under discussion! The subject here is cars, their performance, their magnet power and their construction. It had nothing whatever to do with track.

People get peed off with this blinkered raving against anything that isn't Scalextric - please stop it forthwith, Mop.
But, if routed, is it copper, ie, no magnetism?
QUOTE I never understood that the sport motor version (meant to race faster) was a limited (collectors) edition and the normal version with standard motor..
To clarify a point - there is no difference, other than the sticker, between the motors in Sport cars and any other Scalextric motor.
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