SlotForum banner
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

· Premium Member
2,334 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi All

I'm hoping to get some help and advice from CSCRA veterans out there from this thread.

I managed to bag an Airfix Matra MS10 bodyshell at Abingdon Swap Meet yesterday.

I plan to get rid of that daft airbox and either build an MS10 or modify it to an MS80 car.

I'd like to try something different and the CSCRA website caught my eye and I'm considering the possibility of preparing that car for CSCRA Class 5 race meetings.

The regs are as follows.

Grand Prix class 5. 1966-1970 Formula 1 and Indy Cars
• Motor orientation: Inline only
• Front wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 17mm, minimum width 6mm
• Rear wheels and tyres: Minimum diameter 19mm, maximum width 12mm
• Minimum ground clearance: 1.5mm
• Track dimensions must be 1/32 scale within + or - 2mm but must not exceed a
maximum overall width of 60mm

I've got a few questions and hopefully you'll be kind enough to point me in the right direction.

  1. I've checked the CSCRA calendar and I've not seen a lot of Class 5 racing/events scheduled. Is it a well supported popular class?
  2. What kind of chassis can I buy "off the peg" to fit the Matra?
  3. What tyre of wheels and tyres would you recommend?
  4. What typre of Crown Wheel and pinion offers reliability and speed?
  5. What motor type would be best suited to this car/chassis type?
  6. Suitable guides/braids?

If you've followed my threads you'll see that I've got plenty of experience building cars and adapting components but this is an area I'd like to explore and have some fun whilst doing it.

Any advice gratefully received.

Many thanks in advance.

· John Roche
4,390 Posts
Hi Ian,

As you say, there are not any races for this class currently scheduled so it's difficult to give advice about motors, gear ratios or tyres as these vary from track to track but generally Ortmann or NSR are popular. Slot It gears and deep wood guides are fine.

There are various chassis arouund. the Penelope Pitlane range available from Pendle are easy to build, don't require soldering and can be made to go well.

If you have soldering skills these are available:

I hope this helps



· Premium Member
2,477 Posts
I did email you Ian but in keeping with every single time I email you at work you seem to be out of your office!

Is the Penelope Pitlane Lotus 72 available as a kit on the Pendle website? If so, there's your chassis and grub-screw wheels sorted. Slot.It wood guide, Slot.It gears and then some drill blanks cut to size on the Dremel for your axles.

Pop over to OP on a Wednesday with any build questions and the likes of Eddie and Ralph can point you in the right direction.


· Premium Member
2,334 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·

I'm in work but on a training course at the moment so I'm not at my desk except at lunch breaks (which is when I do my catching up on Slotting stuff anyway).

Any more advice is gladly received.

Post it here or PM me via SF so I can pick up the info on my home PC.

Many thanks in advance.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.