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I have always been a scaly or scx person as they are mainly what i have grown up with over the years,but this year there are two cars from ninco that i would love to add to my collection.lancia 037 and texaco sierra cosworth.... do ninco cars run well on scaly sport track or should i stay clear...living in the west country there are no dealers around that stock ninco so i need to ask this question before i get my hopes up
 

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the lancia 037 wasnt made by ninco but Fly did a series of very cool liveries, and yes I like ninco, on any track they will run okay, but the motor is made for 14,3 and not the 16Volt Scalextric will give you. older ones with NC1 and NC2 motors are easy to drive, the newer sometimes are just too fast. NC5 and 6 on 16volt is like looking at a rabbit on acid........too much
 

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These are the two new cars announced by Ninco for this year, FZS!

Nigel, Ninco cars have always been good runners, just sometimes let down in the looks department. These two obviously aren't out yet, so it's not possible to give definite opinions on looks or running.
 

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Ninco are usually excellent without magnet. They made their reputation on this.

Some models, released some years ago, had some issues with the front of the car resting on the front wheels, not the guide, but I guess they will take care by now.
 

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With the E-type being front-motored, I'm not sure if they have taken a step forward or backward.
 

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Hi,

I've had similair dilemmas recently, having been faithfull to Scalextric, with a stable of all Scaley Cars.
When I was a kid I bought an old Airfix Slot Car, which was awful, so never bothered with other makes after that


All I can say is, things have moved on these days, and recently I've taken the plunge and bought other makes !!
I'm mainly into Rally Cars and a few GT's

First one was a NINCO Gallardo in Flatex Livery, basically bought because the Scaley ones were all low detail Super Resilient.................
Loved it, good looking, goes well out of the box, converted easily to digital with a Slot It Chip, so I bought the Ninco Saxo which proved to be just as good.

Since then I've bought 3 SCX, JWRC Fiesta, Mk II Escort and Cosworth Escort well happy and an MSC 6R4 awesome car, a different league, will deffo get the RS 200


I have to say that with a little fettling all the above cars can run really well, mostly just lube and truing.
I'm not a purist, but I'm into 1:1 Stage Rallying and more than happy with the detail on the cars.
The Ninco Lamborghini has a little whine from the gearset, but this just makes it sound more realistic on full chat down the straight, and if I was that bothered about having a silent car, aftermarket gears are cheap enuf


HTH,

Dave
 

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Ninco's are very wide, making them good non-mag runners. They also have massive amounts of grunt, meaning that in non-mag form your SCX and Scalextric cars won't see which way they went.

If you want a more relaxed Ninco, keep a look out for the original cars with NC1 motors or the more recent NC8 Thruster or NC9 Sparker. These are usually in the classics and don't threaten to pull the track apart with quite the same level of violence as an NC2 or NC5!
 

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QUOTE (driver#8 @ 6 Feb 2012, 12:14) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>They also have massive amounts of grunt,
And don't threaten to pull the track apart with quite the same level of violence as an NC2 or NC5!

Driver#8

LOLOLOL Made me roll about larfin' that..............

My Gallardo shreds track


Absolute Animal


Cheers Dave
 
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