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Just bought a big box of Jouef track & accessories.
Had these three cars in.
Basically they were just encrusted in 45 years of muck.
They`ve had very little use as the original pick-up shoes are present.
20 minutes to clean & service them & they go great.
Only £20 for the lot, I`m not complaining!
Cheers,
Kev.

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Just a total saddo with nowt better to do than look for slotcars all day Scott!

Our lass says I need to get a life!
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Thanks for the kind words Jamie.
Hard to compare the little Jouef cars to the Scaley FJs. They were different scales on different types of track.
Basically both are excellent!
For something that was only ever a toy they were extremely well built. The quality had to be there when they were in with the makers of Corgi Toys (Mettoy/Playcraft). The cars are a good weight & stick to the track great.
Not the quickest of slot car, they were designed for table top racing in your dining room. But they have the same motor that Jouef HO trains had so are very reliable.
I`ve never had a burnt out motor yet. Only achillies heel is the fact some pre 1968 motors need re-magging (£2 fix!).
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Kev.
 

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Yeah Don, I think they outsold Scalextric in France & certainly saw off Circuit 24 ( another great make!).
Interestingly enough on the price point they were pretty expensive here in the UK (known as Champion here).
It was nineteen shillings & eleven pence for a solid coloured car & twenty one shillings for the plated BRM & Ferrari F1.
This was mainly due to the fact there was extra purchase tax as we were not EEC members at that time.
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Kev.
 
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