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Kyosho - Dslot43
Arriving January 2012

Following 12 months of product and market research, Kyosho, world renowned for their R/C and diecast products, have entered the world of slot cars producing a high detail, high quality range of 1/43 slot cars.

Compatable with all analogue brands of track, be it 1/43, 1/32 or 1/24 scale systems. Cars are very robust without compromising on detail. There is a range of Classic Race cars and Modern Road cars.

After market parts are available for the track racer and the home racer.

The first batch of cars to be released include road versions of the Audi R8, Porsche 911 GT3 and Lamborghini Murcielago along with classic race cars such as the Mazda 787, Porsche 962 and Porsche 917K.













Cars come with a standard motor 11,200RPM with a 20,000RPM motor available as a hot-up.
Body shells have rubber aerials and wing mirrors and shells are available as a spare.
Standard supplied gears are 8x20 with 9x19 and 10x18 available as a hot-up parts.
Floating power unit with spring suspension.
Standard spring stocks are soft with hard and super hard available as hot up.
Adjustable/removable traction magnet.
Spare tyres and Pro Tyres available.
There will be 4 types of chassis allowing you to change.





Further information and photos available on the Dslot UK Facebook page.
 

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Another 1/43 brand, great!!! with growing interest from the manufacturers and racers in this scale who's going to be stocking them?
 

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We've got an office in South Shields that we support - just got to find an excuse to visit (then I get my fuel and accomodation paid for and get paid for the 10 hour round trip)
 

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They have a proper guide just like 1/32 cars so can race on any track.
 

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They probably would look good on a smaller track but here's why I asked. I'm planning my next track, two lane, 4" lane spacing because I like to run 1/24 cars sometimes. I'm wondering if I could do an extra "lane" in the middle, so I could run two lanes for the larger cars and three lanes for the smaller cars.

What sort of "generous" lane spacing would be needed for these?

Randy
 

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Thanks MAF, that's perfect. I could go with 5" lane spacing, stick a slot in the middle, keep my usual 5" outer border and 3" inner border and all I've added is one extra inch.

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I've never been able to understand the slow take up of manufactures in this scale. When you think of the number of die casts available in this scale, surely it would be another way of generating income when they have already payout out on licensing and tooling costs.

Also its the ideal scale for home racing.

As a collector of rally cars I wait with bated breath.
 

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NERCS is only 5 minutes away from Sand Dancer land Julian. You`re always welcome to pop in.
1/43 is getting bigger now, especially through Carrera & SCX.
Hornby own the Jouef brand , so I wait with baited breath for it`s re-birth...
Cheers,
Kev
 

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Hornby's position is that them going 1/43rd would simply hurt their more profitable 1/32nd scale sales (people would simply switch), but if Kyosho, who don't have that issue, start to mess with their bottom line, they would have to protect it?
 
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