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Bought one. Had the Carrera version. What a difference, RTR. The Ninco is a well kept secret. Fast, corners well, and been around for a while.

Why don't they have some more LMP's to race with it? OEM tyres and all that.
 

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Ninco made at least 2 more liverys of the BMW LMP. The V12 LM "Fina"
and the V12 LMR "Dell". Great cars

I think they are still out there
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QUOTE (VOA @ 24 May 2004, 03:22)The Ninco is a well kept secret.
Definitely!!

And they also don't get much credit for producing two completely different body moulds to mirror the changes in the full size car! Something that a lot of the other manufacturers do not do, preferring to relivery an older model instead!

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Ninco issued two different BMW LMP's.

The first one in FINA, HSH (black), Panasonic and FAT colours.

The second one in DELL and ART CAR liveries.

If you read tests of those models, the first one didn't get much favour while the second one is a real winner. You should either go for a DELL or ART CAR then.

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They are commonly reffered to the 'soapdish beemer' and the 'new one'.

If you are racing on a big wide open track, the soapdish is believed to be better, but for tight twisty tracks the new one will rule.

I think they are both great. Well worth the minimal amount of money to obtain them.

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Hmmmmm!!!

So that's two of you saying to race the newer version! Interesting, coz when I checked my racing stable, they were all the older version. And I've often been left puzzled (and behind) by my lack of performance against similar models at the clubs.

Any ideas on the reason?

I just took the two types apart to inspect and the only difference I could see was that the early version has the guide mounted a couple of mm further forward. The rear wing is mounted on the body on the later against chassis mounted on the early. Wheelbase, track and tyre wheel/sizes all match and both are NC2 powered. I think a comparison at the club on Thursday night is in order!

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Another indication is the choice in some international competitions (no magnets allowed). I noticed that the clear favourite was the Ninco second BMW, well ahead of Scalextric Cadillac and SCX Ferrari 333 SP (fitted with a Ninco NC2). No one had elected the first Ninco BMW !
 

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Sorry guys, I'm still a bit confused about which one is which......

So the older ones are the ones with wider front grills, and the newer ones with the typical kidney-shaped BMW grill? Am I right or is it the other way round?

 

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Count the mirrors Mr FZR, early has one centrally mounted, later has two. Early car has enough roll hoop for a passenger and the rear wing has central mounting, later has very pronounced offset engine shroud and rear wing mounts at outer edges.

Oh! And you are right about the grilles!

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FZR, you are right, the 1st model has a wide hoop and front grills while the second one has a single hoop and a typical BMW grill.

Looking at the sponsor might help as well :

1st model : white and blue Fina (# 1 & # 2), white and blue Panasonic, black HSH, red and white FAT.

2d model : white DELL (#15 & 17) and white Art Car (#16).
 
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