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Thought I would throw an idea in before the committee meeting next Monday



How about a standard class Ninco 1 Renault Megane @ £30

True and glue and that's it, subject to getting one and trying it out + working out what track volts to run them at.

We have to do something standard, maybe not to every ones taste but then again we do have quick cars in every class at our club, nature of the track I known.

We seem to have the same conversation each year, which is a good thing in a way. I would like to do a class that I have to work at in keeping the slower guys behind me lol

Any more ideas?
 

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It would def get my vote. I really love coming down to the club and racing but certain classes have put me off simply due to the cost of the cars and all the upgrades required just to make it competitive.
 
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QUOTE (Flange @ 5 Oct 2011, 14:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Only problem is ninco have all but pulled out of the uk ... I'm guessing you are proposing this for the new track

No for our track now. Where did you hear Ninco was pulling out of the UK?

I know they are doing
little helis and rc cars but no reason to stop supporting the UK, unless the distributors have cocked things up again.

apart from that have you got any good ideas to attract people like zarko to our club?

Bring back standard NASCAR!
 

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QUOTE (Flange @ 5 Oct 2011, 15:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>... I'm guessing you are proposing this for the new track

New track!! don't assume. There's a lot of head scratching before this can happen (if at all).

Car classes for next year have got to fit with the track we have now.

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I don't personally see anything wrong or there being any point in changing the current classes , if anything maybe a little rule adjusting here and there
 
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QUOTE (Flange @ 5 Oct 2011, 21:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I don't personally see anything wrong or there being any point in changing the current classes , if anything maybe a little rule adjusting here and there


Because of this from Zarko perhaps
QUOTE I really love coming down to the club and racing but certain classes have put me off simply due to the cost of the cars and all the upgrades required just to make it competitive

Agree current classes work, but we need a class for new people to bring them in the club.
 

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Thing is , it is going to cost the rest of us £30+ to get new cars when they are not necessary , were all going to have to buy one . You can get a slot.it Alfa for £30-£40 nowadays its worth the extra bit in quality and £10 more is not going to break any banks . The NSR porsches I think there is one at the club for sale , maybe it can be sold to someone at the club for cost price ?
 

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Hi Phil

Were you suggesting we have a class of Ninco 1s I.E use any car in the ninco 1 category, if so, I think that would be a good idea. There seems to be 4 or 5 different makes of cars in this class with the same motor, granted one car will be a little better/different than the others! As with the classic class we now have a selection of different cars manufactures and makes competing, and, on a fairly even playing field and the variety seems to appeal.

So, I like the idea and here are a few suggestion for the rules;

standard motor & gears (subject to how the test goes) Motor for this class is 16k and 100 torques @14.8v, not sure if this is good or bad


Any Ninco Tyres (this will give us some more experience on another type of tyre manufacture, Always a good thing!!!!! Or is it?)

In Summary, Cheap class for a newcomer, not to many mods (provided the motor and gear selection is up to the job) just the tyres and lots of different types of car to choose from so plenty of choice that should appeal to a wide variety of people.

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Sorry to butt in on your thread boys but I unfortunately have bitter memories of our club going down the cheap car, run it box standard, one make route back in 2009.
Ninco 1, Scaly Start, Fly Starters are all aimed at 8-10 year old kids and their home layouts for good reason the cars are at the bottom of the food chain and I guarantee in 6 months you will be seriously questioning why you are running them, and the people suffering the most will be the new members who will not be able to get them running at all.
Like you we at East Devon SRC are concerned that with every new release from NSR, Slot.It, MSC etc we widen the gap to the home racer/new member. To help combat this we run 3 fairly standard Categories, Scaly NASCAR, Historic Road (mostly Scaly Camaros), & Open Wheel (Scaly Dallara).
As Flange states you can get a decent car for another 10quid, that would be the way to go in my mind.
Anyway good luck with your quest and happy hunting!
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Thanks Brembo, you have saved me from buying one to test and find out just what you found out, we should have a tread on the lines of what "peaces a carp that you don't want to buy" .

No need to say sorry, it's very good feedback mate.

I agree with your comments, We had a Nascar class which was very popular, but light weight interiors seemed to appear and things got quicker and quicker which ruined it really. We also had Scaly Camaros and a long time ago Dallara's lol..

I think there will be a gap between, new bods and the seasoned members will always be there.

I'll get me coat...
 

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Hi Smudgyboy
We are a bit behind down yer in tractor country, that's why we are still running them, thing is they are better quality and can be made to work fairly easily on a wood track, this new made in China "resilient" carp is just not up to the job of running on a wood track without putting 25-30 quids worth of Slot.It gear in it, and that is madness!!
Long may we stay in the dark ages. LOL
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We currently run in 1/32 scale , NSR classics, NSR porsche 997s and Slot it challenge rule cars (balls out slot it cars) All of which are top end classes. Would be nice to have a 'slower' class , but how long will it be like that
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Thanks Brembo.

It's a good point on the market that these Ninco 1s are targeted at and should have occurred to me when looking at the spec DOH!!! So at 30ish for the car and another 10 to 15 for a better motor to make it go just that little bit better and you've now got your £40 for a failly decent car.

This is my 2 pence worth. I'd like to run a saloon/dtm class, not done this yet so it interests me. Also, I really like the classes we have now (except BRM....... I just can't get to grips with BRM AAAHHHHH!) if it meant replacing one of the classes we already run with a Saloon/dtm class I'm not sure what one to replace or would we add a new class?

Just some thoughts and ideas


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We run a standard class at GBSC which uses the basic Scalextric solid cars. They're ok on our Ninco track but it is not a class I enjoy much. There is so much difference between a good one and a bad one and I seem to have spent a small fortune trying to get me a good one! I'd rather have spent the money on a decent NSR. And, they're not that cheap any more. Specially the Ninco 1's. And even Ninco have now tuned the 1's with lightened versions of the Renault.
 

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I reckon MSC rally cars would be a good bet!
The different models all run on a common chassis (a bit HRS ish) there's a good choice of different bodies with more to come I'm sure, I don't believe they'd need any further expenditure to make them useable, availability of spares won't be a problem and most importantly they're NOT GT/Sports cars.
I've got an RS200 coming to try, so once I've set it up everyone can have a play.
 
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QUOTE (Skid mark @ 8 Oct 2011, 18:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I reckon MSC rally cars would be a good bet!
The different models all run on a common chassis (a bit HRS ish) there's a good choice of different bodies with more to come I'm sure, I don't believe they'd need any further expenditure to make them useable, availability of spares won't be a problem and most importantly they're NOT GT/Sports cars.
I've got an RS200 coming to try, so once I've set it up everyone can have a play.

I used my 6R4 the other day, out of the box without magnet. It went very well considering the tyres needed truing and other little adjustments.

I love these cars, look awesome, should have a RS200 coming soon, very nice on Ninco track as well. The kit tyres are like the old Fly truck tyres to true, lots of heat and rubber sticky bits, NINCO, NSR fits. I haven't yet tried the kit tyres on our track to see if they bed in, if they do, big thumbs up for these cars.

Phil
 

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It would be good to get to race something other than GT cars. The MCS cars are the closest at the moment. Racer are supposed to be bringing out some Group 5 salooons but the email from MRE indicated they could be in Racer's Silverline type. Those are now around £100 which makes them more of a colletors car than a club racer.

The current classes have evolved well and for now just need to be updated to allow newer cars into the BRM/24th scale class.

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Rally cars seem a good alternative. Just had a little look on Pendle and they look good.

Rich
 
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