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With all respect, I‘m not interested in resin body kits or white kits. Been there, done that.

I just want to take a car out of the box, do a little TLC and put it on the track. Don‘t even break in the motor.
That jaguar looks awesome and is already on it‘s way to me.

I‘ll patiently wait for Scalextric to produce a running mate.
 

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I keep meaning to take a snap of my Spirit 635 next to the Shag' because somebody has scale issues! Issues, with scale. 😬

Just measured my Spirit 633 and it's pretty much dead-on-balls accurate, Wankel, just 4mm short. The real 633 is shorter and a bit narrower than the XJS. You can check your Scaley Shaguar against it using the table below.

CarWheelbase (cm)Length (cm)Width (cm)Height (cm)
BMW 633 csi - real car263478173136
Jaguar XJS - real car259487179127
BMW - real car divided by 328.214.95.44.3
Jaguar - real car divided by 328.115.25.64.0
BMW 1/32 model8.414.55.54.3
Jaguar 1/32 model

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Well, I sit to be corrected. My excuse is I'd not yet put them side-o by side-o. I kinda have now - Shag's in bits - and I still think the 635 looks a bit like a bloated giant next to the big(?) cat.

The Shaguar body roughly measures 15cm in length by 5.5cm width with an 8.1cm wheelbase. 🤷‍♂️

A photo will follow....
 

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Small in comparison to the Beemer, that is. I'm not tall but it's obviously small in comparison to me.
 

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I think that Scalextric make some models that are smaller than than they should be ie under scale. I heard it was to suit their track dimensions, no?
 

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Have you raced the XJS yet Wankel?

The long wheelbase can be an advantage. In our vintage scaley small wheeler class the long and narrow 260Z was better on a twisty club SSD track than the wider Escorts and much wider Metros.

Interested to hear how the XJS performs against other modern inline scaleys.
 

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I ran mine but didn't race it a week or so back when the club reopened.

Shan't deny, I was tentative. I figured she'd be liable to throw herself at the scenery (Note: we have no 'scenery'). Imagine my surprise then - go on, imagine - when corner after corner was, well, cornered.👍

After a year of not running I had way too many toys I was itching to try out so I moved on but the gist is, she ran better than expected and gives me hope that if I do line the liner up against another inline Scaley I'll not be left too far behind.

Next time, I'll push on a bit.👍
 
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I ran mine on our wood/copper tape track the week I got it. Did nothing to it and in our classic Hornby touring class, mainly against well run in Super tourers (Audi, Vectra and Laguna) and a new Sierra and M3 it was four heats, four wins.

Romped home! Even the tyres - our only gripe with modern Hornby - seemed better than recent offerings.
 
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