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Hi all,

Opinion time again! Just got a nice SCX Sierra, it looks much better IMHO than the Scaley one although I have a few of those. I want to make some replicas from the Aus saloons but before I go barmy ( I haven't got the opportunity to run the SCX one yet) and splash on some more of the SCX ones, anyone compared them to the Auto Art ones? Or how they both compare to the Scaley version? Please bear in mind I like to run them pretty much straight from the box with very minimal mods or tweaks. Over to the experts or just the commentators if thats how you see yourselves. Thanks in advance guys.
Oh and if anyone knows where I can get a few ( repaint = cheap) that would help too!
 

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I run an scx sierra and all I've done is swap the front tyres for low profile zero grips and rear tyres are nsr ultra grips.
Very driveable and the 42b motor gives good performance (not the fastest but well up with scalextric)

I'd recommend it!
 

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I bought an SCX Sierra after being 100% underwhelmed with a Scalextric one.

I'm very impressed with the SCX one (other than the usual LED issue). It's the quietest car I own, almost the quickest, and it handles well on Z0s and P2s. I'd recommend it.
 

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Hi,

Please bear with me as I wander off the subject slightly. Please take me back about the LED problem on SCX cars.
I have quite a few SCX cars and on a lot of them the headlights have blown.
I have also noticed that the cars go quicker if the lights dont work.If I turn a car( with working lights) around the motor seems to spin faster.Sound wise anyway!I have always put it down to poor electric circuit design or poor quality LEDS.I have retrofitted some cars with new LEDS and a 2kohm series resistor. Never had the problem again.
I use a Scalex transformer for each lane.
SCX cars go well but Scalextric still rules!

Forgive me I know this is old hat to many slot enthusiasts.

Cheers
Bryan in Jhb
 

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Hi again,

Dont want to be a pain.Would anyone perhaps know if SCX have fixed the lights problem on later cars.?
I happened to chance upon two beautiful MGA's. I think they are relatively new releases but am afraid to run them at full tilt in case the problem rears its head.

Cheers
 

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QUOTE (Phil T @ 27 Feb 2012, 00:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi all,

Opinion time again! Just got a nice SCX Sierra, it looks much better IMHO than the Scaley one although I have a few of those. I want to make some replicas from the Aus saloons but before I go barmy ( I haven't got the opportunity to run the SCX one yet) and splash on some more of the SCX ones, anyone compared them to the Auto Art ones? Or how they both compare to the Scaley version? ...

Hello Phil,
Is there a Sierra slot-car by AutoArt ?

Kind regards, Leo
 

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Hi All,
Just to provide a bit of balance, I really like the Scalextric Sierras, as you can see from the pix.
They're great fun for what they are, and show a nice progression in handling terms beyond earlier Scalextric cars. They're very slide-able, and quite nippy too. I think these cars, and the Scalextric Escort Cosworths that came afterwards, are really underrated. I agree that they look a bit wrong, too thin, and too high at the front, but I think they're charming in their own way.

I'd suggest it's pointless to compare with the SCX Sierra... the Scalextric car is from the late 80s, the SCX one is only a few years old...

And now the gallery:


























And a couple of SCX Sierras:





Cheers,
Richard
 

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QUOTE (beneke @ 27 Feb 2012, 22:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Dont want to be a pain.Would anyone perhaps know if SCX have fixed the lights problem on later cars.?
I happened to chance upon two beautiful MGA's. I think they are relatively new releases but am afraid to run them at full tilt in case the problem rears its head.

I just had my Citroen DS Monte Carlo blow the front lights, so I don't think so?
 

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Thanks all for your expertise and opinions. As always, informative. Some tricks to try.

Richard, I like your defence of the Scaley version and what you say is true. I think on balance I will re paint a Scaley car, as I have tons of those, and see what effect I get. I have to note however that it appears you have been in MY collection of cars as the Duckhams Cossie has lost paint in an almost exact same pattern!

Leo, I saw an Auto Art Sierra on Ebay.de the other day but missed out due to the time difference and mails crossing.

I wonder if I can do anything with the lights on the Scaley..? They are my main bug bear.
 

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Hello Phil,
That Sierra has passed me by - if it was a McRae version I would hae remembered it though.
The AA one will be the one to have. You probably know that AA wheels need truing but same applies to SCX and Scalextric. In my experience AA performance (no magnet) is between SCX and Scalextric.
If you can solder, replacing LEDs is pretty easy, don't worry about them blowing, I bhave replaced several with more powerful LEDs :- )

There are others - item 310268417241 - expensive shipping but a second car would be free and he sells other slot cars.

Leo
 

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QUOTE (scuderia_turini @ 27 Feb 2012, 23:38) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>There are others - item 310268417241 - expensive shipping but a second car would be free and he sells other slot cars.

Leo

Thanks for the link Leo but it appears that he will not post to New Zealand. Lots of the sellers on Ebay.de will not post outside of Germany which is a shame as they have a lot of interesting cars for sale. NZ post has to be one of the safest I have used!

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Phil
 

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QUOTE (Phil T @ 28 Feb 2012, 02:01) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks for the link Leo but it appears that he will not post to New Zealand. Lots of the sellers on Ebay.de will not post outside of Germany which is a shame as they have a lot of interesting cars for sale. NZ post has to be one of the safest I have used!

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Phil

If you want them to send it to the netherlands........I'll forward it for you. Many germans say Germany only on Ebay, but if you ask, they'll send it to the rest of europe as well. If you ask him/her, maybe I can help. I dont mind doing that
just say how many you want
 

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QUOTE (FZSsemans® @ 28 Feb 2012, 19:26) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If you want them to send it to the netherlands........I'll forward it for you. Many germans say Germany only on Ebay, but if you ask, they'll send it to the rest of europe as well. If you ask him/her, maybe I can help. I dont mind doing that
just say how many you want

Wow! that's a fantastic offer thank you! I'll see what they say. I have to rely on Google translator and you get some really odd translations!

I spent some time looking at Cossies on racing forums and there are some really nice versions out there... Ah nostalgia. It's not what it used to be
 

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well I dont mind ordering 6 of them and P&P will be around 12 euro. they wouldnt say no to that I suppose. lemme know and you'll have them in a week or two.
(I like the auto art Sierra coz its smooth!!)
 

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I bought a boxed new Firestone scaley one a year or so ago an as much as I love the cars its completely put me off. As soon as it sees a corner on a routed track the guide says 'sod this' and it jumps out. Ive cut the guide holder so the car sits lower and added some weight to the front which helped but I cant seem to fix the issue completely. Has anyone got any ideas or experience? I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for the SCX ones especially the dirt effect, very nice!!
 

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QUOTE (Ian H @ 29 Feb 2012, 01:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I transfromed my Scaley Cossie by fitting a solid front axle with the addition of an axle tube.

Much better and more stable in the corners.

Ian, I follow your posts with reverence due to your conversion skills... but how did your Cossie look? I have some Scaley Cossies bought from Ebay with solid front axles and I thought they were standard (but different from the wobbly ones)?
 
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