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There is alot more to these cars than meets the eye! Check out the Nürnburg Toy Fair reports..
 

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Wonderful cars; " bellissime"
. I remember that one of the first Tamiya R/C cars was the Vaillant Porsche 934 in the first '80; unfortunately I didn't buy one, but today I will have the Ninco
; it has the right look of the real Porsche.
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QUOTE (sprint @ 5 Feb 2004, 12:09 PM)it has the right look of the real Porsche.
No it hasn't. It sits much too high (it's the racing car, not a rallye car) and is missing some typical 934 details (like the bolted wheel arches). I'd say the 934 was a fascinating car. as long as you get the shape right, you also get a somnehow fascinating slot car. Ninco got it right, but beides it's typical Ninco: Not too much attention to detail.
 

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I don't think so- if they did, I've got an awful lot of respect for the driver- the 934 and 935 were supposed to a serious handful on tarmac- The thought of trying it on gravel is terrifying...

And looking at it, I think biberle's got a point, but it's not so much that's the whole car is sitting high, it looks to me more like the front airdam doesn't reach down far enough. On a second look, the rear wing seems a little small as well.
 

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Thanks Rich, it is just that I didn`t want to be asked if someone at the club can run it as a Rally car and not have an answer.

I`m not going to get involved in the accuracy debate .I`m already up to my kneck regarding the Ferrari Daytona! Looks like a nice car to me though!
 

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Let's all email Ninco and say, "Thanks, but no thanks. These aren't good enough. They don't look like Porsches to us."

Sheesh.

That Valiant will be on my wish list and no mistake.

Who feels stupid now, after that thread that said Ninco had taken their eye of the ball and weren't offering us anything new?
 

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I agree with Intergrali, I'm buying them. Do you really care that they sit a little high or don't have bolted on fenders? Get real. It's good to see someone doing something other than another livery of a 908 or 917.
 

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QUOTE (DJ911SC @ 5 Feb 2004, 04:40 PM)I agree with Intergrali, I'm buying them. Do you really care that they sit a little high or don't have bolted on fenders? Get real. It's good to see someone doing something other than another livery of a 908 or 917.
1. Yes, I do care.
2. Will buy them anyway.

But it's a bit disappointing that Ninco still isn't up to date on the detail and accuracy side. No doubt, it IS a very attractive model, but on the long run the spaniards will get problems if they don't improve. Imagine Revell and Autoart making attractive models AND put good components into their cars in 2005, Spirit steadily improving, carrera, too and so on. Then Ninco will be at the very bottom on most wish lists. Not to forget that Fly will also make a 934.
 

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If all of that happened at the same time I`d agree but it will not so it`s about giving people options I reckon. I`ll have one if it races well and then couldn`t care if it looks right or not. I do agree with you that it is correct to want both ,but that may well be a pipe dream. It seems to me Ninco have decided to choose the running ability of a car is more important than the detailed look and I am happy with that. it just gives us more choice. You have to admit ninco are working hard on the motor front and suspension idea too.
 

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Biberle is absolutely correct, and once again, here is a model of a car treated as a toy instead of a precise representation. The thing sits WAY too high indeed, and is missing the typical and very obvious riveted added flares, trademark of the 934.
Too bad... Again, there are some who care and some who do not. I am happy to join Biberle's camp of the ones who do, because without people like them, you would still be purchasing Eldon blobs today.

My friend Jim Busby, a neighbour now racing a vintage Tyrell F1 with good success, drove the Mitcom cars and did very well with them indeed. Peter Gregg drove the Brumos cars from Jacksonville in the same basic Brumos colors.

The 934 was powerful but very friendly. I tested one for a day setting it up for a friend in 1991 at Willow Springs raceway, and the car was sweet and predictable while the power delivery (over 500HP by that time) was very manageable. It reminded me of the sweet 904 with just more speed.

934's were indeed rallyed, and the victory of the Almeras bros at the 1978 Monte Carlo rally in a modified 934 was proof that even a 500HP car can be thrown around the Turini and defeat the specialized rally machinery. My former wheel company made the wheels for that famous blue and white car, and I am still very proud of this achievement.

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There is even more to these than meets the eye..

Not only do the have proactive suspension all round and the NC7 engine, they also boast soft rubber fenders, exclusive wheels and something Ninco call a simulated engine (sound ??)

You can't see rivets when running it round the track and Ninco cars are certainly not shelf queens. The detail would be extra nice for sure but as part of my race stable and not ogle stable I am not so worried.
 

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Thanks for the historical info I`m grateful for that.

As for the statement we`d be using whatever blob if it wasn`t for whoever, I could not disagree more. No individual can claim credit for the obvious improvement in general manufacturing standards and to believe that indicates that perhaps someone is taking this all a little bit too seriously? No offence that`s just my view. I will enjoy racing the latest toy cars from Ninco and I believe thay deserve praise for their individual approach to producing slot cars that are robust,basic, good value and good solid racers. Your opinion on the shape and detail is valuable but the fact is that the car has been made as it is and they are not going to withdraw it so I`d like to concentrate on running it which is where I feel it may do rather well.

Have you given Ninco your feedback on the design flaws? Please let us know their response.
 

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just a p155 a little more on the fire

PORSCHE 934
The 934 is destined to become this year´s benchmark for slot cars. High quality finishes come together with state-of-art technology for the car´s optimal track performance

Nice one boys! but how much does this cost?
also it's NC5's swissy
 

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You don't suppose Ninco's "suspension" might have something to do with this car's slightly high attitude?


QUOTE Not to forget that Fly will also make a 934.

Think I'll wait and see which one is the least flawed...
 

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QUOTE (Swissracer @ 5 Feb 2004, 06:02 PM)You can't see rivets when running it round the track and Ninco cars are certainly not shelf queens. The detail would be extra nice for sure but as part of my race stable and not ogle stable I am not so worried.
exactly and after a few smashes you are not going to notice the small detail problems anyway
 
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