I have been buying for a year now almost all my scalex in Sport edition. What about you?
Do you think it's only a marketing trick from Scalex to make us buy cars more expensive or is it really worth it? I have read that the engine should be better but to be honest I have nerver really seen the difference. Besides sometimes I regret not having the crystal case for those car. The cartoon boxes are nice but mine are always closed for lack of room to expose its opened.
I prefer the Sport versions myself. They're not that much more expensive and do offer the extra magnet (for tuning into magnet-bogged racing if you want to) and metal bearings (that last a bit longer). Also worthwhile as you can sell them (in mint unused condition) on Ebay for higher prices if you want to.
Must admit that the cardboard boxes are a bit short-lasting for folks who need to keep the cars in them. A standard plastic base inside the cardboard would be good.
However, many argue that the nylon-bearing non-Sport versions do allow greater gearmesh play/movement and therefore add to peformance.
Horses for courses at the end of the day...and it's cool that Scalex allow us to have the choice.
jnr seahorse said it all i think in his closing comment, the sport versions in my mind are aimed at the more mature collector and they are of a limited number made.................just my view but i prefer to race the standard and keep the sport ones for looking pretty!!
QUOTE (MR MAX @ 27 Aug 2004, 11:27)I think it's a bit stupid throwing the boxes in the bin because they are your only way of keeping the car safe off of the track, transportation etc.
That's what I like to see, insulting ppl just because they don't do things the same as you
Having the original cases is far from "the only way to keep a car safe". It's one way. Another might be....oh I don't know, say how about something like...throwing the boxes away so they don't cluuter the place up and then keep the cars in a lovely shelving cabinet you just so happen to have
That wasn't supposed to be an insult. I mean Yeah, you could put them in a display cabinet but if you took them to a Club race, you wouldn't carry a disply case would you and you wouldn't take the car on its own in case it got damaged. It's just how I see it from my point of view and I guess I was wrong to think that it was stupid to throw boxes away. I apologise.
Um? Without intending to insult anyone I find it bizarre that folks bother to keep the silly boxes (that's my opinion - not fact. The two are often confused), crystal or otherwise, at all. Carrera or Fly the damn things take up way too much room.
Sure, I still have a lot of mine... up in the loft; waiting for when and if we move.
I'll not be persuaded by the 'Sport' box and gubbins any more. Frankly, I prefer the nylon bushes.
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