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Hi all,
I have heard much talk about NSR slot cars and they seem to be well respected and a must have to a collection.
Are they worth it?
What is the difference from them and other cars such as slot it?
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Nate
 

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they are more racers, as collectorcars,( Scalextric Fly,slot it, are much more better detailed and better paintfinished)
but in todays world everything is collectable,so NSR,would that be too, dont know, how much cars NSR are making, from each livery,\
but I guess, 60 %, of there cars are used for racing,, the other,40% will be anywhere in the world,waiting to get sold on E-Bay.....
 

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I am thinking about getting the Porsche 997 Rally Test Car.
Has anyone heard good things?
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I like the NSR Porsche 917's - got them all, 13 total.

Some mention the price as a draw back. I get them for $85US delivered to my door here in the States from overseas. Which I feel to be a pretty good deal seeing as how the MSRP is $119.00 and the dollar is in the crapper and the fact I pay $50US or so for my Slot.its.

I hear good things about the Porsche 997, I'm waiting on the Jagermeister livery
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I guess it's like anything else, you have to buy what you like and pay what you are comfortable with.

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We race on wood without magnets at 10 volts. My club hosts a lot of proxy races and I observed that NSR cars were always among the top runners. I bought a NSR Mosler, it was not cheap and I ended up replacing a lot of parts to make it suitable for our type of non-magnet racing. I replaced the wheels, tires, guide flag and motor. The car has been very competative and has won races. For the most part NSRs are not great models like other makes, if that is what you value most you must look elsewhere.

 

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Thanks so much for the feedback.
RichD, why do people replace the wheels? And what is a guide flag? And What was the new motor you put in it?
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Nate
 

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Jeez,

A guide flag is the pennant raised above a tent at a young ladies rural communal event.

CJA.

ps: for most short club tracks, you will need to substitute a milder motor, then learn to understand the nuances of suspension movement and restraint, and then the preparation of race tyres, and then NIRVANA !!!.
 

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Wheels, guides and motors are A1. Tyres depend on surface.
 

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The only NSR I have is a GT40. The only car that comes close to it is a Slot.it GT40.

(NSR in black - Slot.it in red)

Is it value for money? Depends on what you want out of a car. At AUD 100 it is considerably more expensive than the Slot.it at AUD 66. But the price makes it way better value than a Ninco at AUD 85.

I've done nothing to it but remove magnets and change the tyres. The NSR offerings didn't suit my track. It's super quick, very stable and easy to drive. Brakes like there is a wall in front of it. Accelerates like the cops are chasing it. A joy to run, but will still let you know in a big way if you take it for granted.

The Slot.it, by comparison, is very pretty. Very twitchy. And feels very fragile. I usually like a light and twitchy car, but this one is a bit beyond the pale. It'll take some time and tinkering to get it as enjoyable to drive as the NSR. But, I think I'll never be quite as comfortable with it as the shell feels so flimsy and delicate.

If you want a car that you can put on almost any track, drive and be competitive then the NSR is probably your man.

Will I buy another? Probably, but I'll have to buy two so that His Lordship has a hope of keeping up.
 

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I think the Italian championships speak for themselves. The last national GT final was 100% NSR Mosler. Mine is a missile, I love it. Having said that I also love my Slot.it cars. They are very competitive, cheaper and, generally, better detailed. Slot.it also make excellent controllers, and lighting kits. Notice how many people change the running gear of their cars for Slot.it. Racer, for example, make cars but fit Slot.it running gear as standard.
 

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Mr Nate, the guide flag is the thing under the front of the car that steers it (hopefully!) as it goes around the track. The stock guide flag was too loose and also not deep enough in the slot. As delivered the front tires did not touch the track and I had to modify the front axle carriers. I had to use different wheels because you can only use NSR tires on them. We race on silicone tires exclusivly. For non-magnet racing the NSR 25K RPM motor had too much power making the car too difficult to drive consistantly. I tried several different motors before I settled on a Slot.it 21.5K motor. A NSR 22 or 20K motor might work as well.
 

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I only have one NSR, the new Corvette C6R.

I only did a few test laps with it. Dead smooth car and it is incredibly powerful and fast. I race on wood, no magnets. It's fast enough, I probably would need to turn down the voltage a bit to make it more driveable. Awesome car and I would put the finish and detail up there with Slot It.

Is it worth twice the price of a Slot It sports car ? I dont know about that, if you just want a great handling car to race, it's hard to beat the value of a slot it car.

However, I wanted that Corvette and I didnt want to deal with the likes of a Carerra or a Fly car that would no doubt need a ton to make it run like it should.

Rather than replace the NSR wheels, consider making your own urethanes off of the NSR tires. Seems a waste to me to buy a NSR and then have to change the wheels. Lots of urethane tire makers out there could probably set you up with a pair.

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Have a couple of NSR's, most recently bought the P68. Headed out to Mobile Raceway here in Oz with my son & took it along to see how it ran on a big wooden track. Virtually silent apart from the whine from the motor. Accelerates like the proverbial off a shovel, handled almost like it still had magnets in on plastic track. Incredibly happy with the way it ran


Having said that, have way more Slot-It cars that my son & I love driving, & virtually every motor/gear/wheel change we make to any car is done with Slot-It parts.

Just refering to the above post, have never really been a big Carrera fan for the reasons outlined. However being a big CanAm fan, found myself picking up a few of their M20's & 917/30's. Carried out a minimalist prep, oiled bearings & bushes, greased gears &.......couldn't believe how great these things run. Definately the best handling Carrera's I own.


Who know's, maybe it's all in those massively fat rear tyres.
 

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The P68 is not worth the cash as the front wheels seriously rub in their arches and there is so little room to find tyres to fit. But once you find the right tyres then it's a stunning runner.

The GT40 MkIV is a cool car and it runs beautifully and needs no extras bought. It's just perfect out of the box.

I've never found it attractive to buy any other of their cars as folks who run them seem to feel the need to fork out yet more £££ on extras to get the cars running to their satisfaction. I don't know why this happens as NSR make a huge range of different out-of-the-box variants (especially the Mosler). Perhaps folks just like to fiddle and faff around too much


In all cases buy the kit car first and see how you get on. You can get these about £10-£20 cheaper if you search hard.

Once you start buying the painted cars you need to expect a few crude looking body details and little paint errors on many cars. It's just an NSR quirk. They make cars to race, rather than look ultra-perfect.
 

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Just received my first NSR.
Porsche 917K Gulf #20
Looks terrific.
Handles great with no mag on painted plastic track.
Highly recommended.
Slot.it doesn't make a Porsche 917K
 

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Slot Car Corner ships all over the world. Take a look at their website, beside offering great products, some of which are custom made for SCC, there are also some very useful technical articles.
 
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