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So far I only have and drive Carrera digital cars in (124 size).

My question - if I will order, for example, Ford Escort BRM (Carrera digital pre-installed) would it be different experience for me to drive and drift?

Does BRM cars go with the installed magnets from the factory? Can I drift them the way I do with Carrera cars?

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Both brands cannot be compared. My personal vision is as follows: Carrera cars (also the 1/24) are more "toy cars" compared to the BRM / TTS's. These are slot cars, allthough with another "philosofy". BRM works together with TTS on the production of small saloon cars. These are not equipped with magnets. So it's a totally different way of racing. But I still prefer that. In addition, the quality of both Italian brands is high. And not just that of the body. The chassis, suspension, wheels, engine, gears, etc. are well studied before production. I can recommend the purchase of these beauties. Once properly adjusted you will have a lot of fun with it. The other BRM series are equipped with magnets. And racing with the original rubber tires invite magnets. Even though it is quite possible to drive without it. Racing with or without magnets requires a major adjustment of the driver. If you still have doubts about the purchase: BRM and TTS are really the cars to race with for me.

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A lot depends on how you're running the Carrera cars. It sounds like you're using Carrera digital. That's, I believe, 18 volts. The BRM Escort is made to run on 12 volts so you may have to reduce power to keep from burning up the motor (I'm no digital expert by any means; I run Carrera 1/24 cars with Auto Art motors at 12 volts).
The BRM/TTS mini cars don't use magnets so they will drive differently. I've run my Escort on both routed track and Carrera track. The tires suffice but look forward to trying urethane tires soon.
My advice is to buy one and try it out. I think you'll have fun.
 

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Oh, yes, sorry, forgot to mention the volts difference. That's because I"ve an adjustable power supply ...

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(I'm no digital expert by any means; I run Carrera 1/24 cars with Auto Art motors at 12 volts).

In the past BRM offered some anglewinder chassis kits as replacements for the inliners of their group C's (with the "orange" motor.

They were also with the "pink" motor, so once replaced I had some BRM orange motors.

In the past I've made a topic at the Slot Car Illustrated forum about replacing 1/24 Carrera motors with these orange BRM motors (sleeping in my drawer) .

Now that the SCI forum 's still out of order, I"ve included in this reply some of the photos I've used then.

The white plastic parts are glued with double sided tape to fill up the compartment, as the BRM's are "narrower/flatter".

And the holes for the screws need some adjustment. So there's some work to be done.

But I ensure you, it's worth it.

See for yourself below.

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