Try Slot Mania, I think you will find all the parts you are after here:
Hi, I've totally missed that page. They have all the parts for this car. Great, thank you very much!Try Slot Mania, I think you will find all the parts you are after here:
Glad I could help.Hi, I've totally missed that page. They have all the parts for this car. Great, thank you very much!
Slot Mania does have all the parts for this car. But I will check on Greenhills Garage. I might start enjoying it. I really like these "vintage" looking cars. Thank you all !@mtpanorama posted it just before me hehe, but yes, I’ll check out Slotmania and see if the have the spare parts, also Greenhills garage on the bay could have such spares.
Hello, yes it is just for leisure. So my question is only about either keeping the original RX-4 or use the old and beautiful scalextrix vintage magnet motor that my friend gave me?Mmm … honestly if they are not for competition and just for leisure laps, I’d leave them original, mostly for the shelf, but if you want more speed , they will require a full update (3dp chasis etc)😉
Well I should clean them, but honestly I find them really beautiful just like that!They look like they've just finished a arduous 24 hour race with rain and mud thrown at them.
Use the old vintage motor, it’s slow as my son cleaning his room but will do the job, and you’ll maintain the original/stock configuration.Hello, yes it is just for leisure. So my question is only about either keeping the original RX-4 or use the old and beautiful scalextrix vintage magnet motor that my friend gave me?
At least your son cleans the room, if it was like mine my car would not move at all. The thing is that my car is a SCX that came with the RX-4. So putting the old Scalextric would actually be like doing some kind of tunig, isn't it? ;-)Use the old vintage motor, it’s slow as my son cleaning his room but will do the job, and you’ll maintain the original/stock configuration.
Hello, yes I did check that: I have both axles and I think the older shaft works fine with both gears, although a little more "tight" with the newer one - not so sure, it's just a feeling, it's really a close matching. Thanks!Before you go too far with changing the motor, just check that the motor shaft is not too large to fit in the slot on the gear on the axle. If you have a rear axle from one of the original cars, that will fit and work with the earlier motor.
Great, really beautiful! For now I will try to manage the restoration with the stuff shown earlier. If I actually get into this hobby we'll see where to go from here. I definitely love this vintage racing cars and the idea of restoring them...!One solution for home use is a PCS chassis kit from Pendle. View attachment 299990 View attachment 299991
Great remark! In fact it is not a close match, I did not pay attention enough. The older axle gear is wider, and the axles are not the same size, so the gear is not in the exact same position. So now it became a harder choice, perhaps the best one is keeping the SCX like it is, with the RX-4, and keep the old motor for the next restoration...?When Scalextric Spain first started to change the motors in their cars from the RX-1 to the RX-2 can, they designed a pinion with a collar that took up the difference in the slot on the clear plastic gears. Then eventually (by the time SCX was a brand) they produced the cars with the grey contrate gear and the collar was no longer needed. This is also why the Spanish Scalextric models sold in the UK by Hornby have a unique pinion on the Mabuchi motors.