Hi,heres a comparison of 4 1/32 scale commercially made made Mercedes Siver Arrow slot cars. 1st photo-from left to right,Sanwa,Bumslot,Carrera,& Topslot. Now we will rate each one. 1st the Sanwa made in Japan. Notice the body is more slender than the others(perhaps this might give it a slight advantage in racing?)
The driver is also more friendly(see he is sitting tall and proud and waving at us).The Sanwa chassis is more complex than any of the other cars & has a sophisticated gearing system. It also leaves nothing to chance by using 2 pins for a guide system. It is also the rarest of the 4 cars shown here . 2nd we have the Mercedes made by Bumslot from Spain. Only 100 (too many)were made.It runs quite well(unlike must other Bumslot cars which dont run at all)The chassis leaves a lot to be desired,its rather plain. The 3rd car is by the German company Carrera. The body is vac. It has an interesting guide system good only for the early Carrera track.Its not seen too often. Last we have the Mercedes by Topslot also made in Spain. It is one of 400 made. The body is made of resin. It looks well made and has a lot of detail. It also runs very well.The chassis is rather standard in todays world. Well it does seem that between these 4 slot cars the Sanwa Mercedes is the best made and also has the friendliest driver.Well thats my opinion.Whats yours? Thanks,Bernard
The driver is also more friendly(see he is sitting tall and proud and waving at us).