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OK OK, I see that Vanquish has produced a 1:43 car with the ability to be unshelved and slotified. Gorgeous Alfa, by the way.

But why the move into 1:43. Is the "GO" market a possible target for the "V" guys? Are they trying to extend the life of those thousands of 1:43 sets out there from Artin? Does this mean that I will need to add 1:43s to my racing stable?
I really don't like 1:43s too much.
They are starting to look pretty darn good, though.

Is there a significant number going 1:43 due to the size/space issue?


I just want to guarantee that the coolest stuff always comes out in my favored scale first.

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I ahve some cracking DTM 1.43 cars by AuotArt and to be honest I always thought that would be the perfect scale for home racing.

Club racing is different obviously, space is much greater. but for a home layout, I think 1/43 is a perfect scale.

This would be true of course only if the track remained realistic, no loops or verticle curves
 

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I agree on 1/43 being the 'ideal' home scale.
If there had been suitable small motors for 1/43 scale at the start of the original slot boom, I feel certain that 1/43 would have been the de facto standard.
But there weren't, so it wasn't.
But that could yet change.
 

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Hmmm. No Scaley 1:43 yet. How do they handle without magnets? Do you get that nice tail out or is it forced?


Do they have the weight in them that you can "feel" in the curves or are the about as modifiable as their larger counterparts?

Maybe some of you run 1:43 on your Scaley track(?)
 

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QUOTE (lotus03 @ 22 Apr 2004, 17:36)1/43 on Carrera 1/24 track...

Where'd it go?

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It's so small on that big track you just don't notice it!!!!!

Seriously...as in diecast, it just does not make sense to put all your eggs in one basket. Going back a few years ago, ERTL had the market cornered in 1/18th scale diecast and many cottage industry companies contracted with them to special limited editions...once these companies, like GMP, Lane and so on got a taste of how they are built...they branched out on their own. Now everybody and their mother makes 1/18th scale diecast.

So diversity here was the key...many more of the companies are doing other scales...1/24th, 1/12th some 1/43rd and yet others are branching out further with 1/64th, 1/50th and more.

Appeal to more people in various scale at various price points and you have more money coming in.

Like everything else...it all boils down to money. "The impossible can be done...but it will cost you!"
 

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I agree this all boils down to making more money. If 1/43 is the "ideal" home scale, then is H.O. the ideal bathroom scale?


Cheers!
 
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