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Okay ... last topic answers were helpful, appreciate that. Will need help here as well.

Anyway ... will need accessories, some more obvious, some not so, such as: tires, wheels, gears, axles, bearings, pans, brass, bodies, paint, braid, brads, motors, brushes, controllers, order not important ... typing extemporaneously ... so on and so forth on such necessary goodies.

I'll probably buy a few cars too. Just to help me catch onto progress made to date. Things do change after a hundred years or so, right?

So . . . where do you slot guys go to get best deals from reputable sorts selling the above stuff? Assuming, of course, much of those buys are done online.

Also, who are the better manufacturers of the above products? Any manufacturer or online dealer to "kinda stay away from" based on your experiences?

As before, looking forward to your replies . . .
 

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For Vintage parts in the US go to Professor Motor (www.ProfessorMotor.com) and Electric Dreams (www.Electric-Dreams.com).

As for new cars... there are too many choices! REALLY! You can not go wrong with cars from Monogram, Slot-It, Carrera, Ninco, Scalextric, FLY, MRRC and Spirit. There are a few more but it has been a long day! You might be a little disappointed in the Carrera 1/24th scale cars so you might want to see them in person before buying.

I recommend buying two identical cars with different decorations. To start I think you'd be really happy with two Monogram Corvette Grand Sports, get the white Jim Hall special edition and one of the blue versions. Any two Carrera vintage stock cars would also work well on your track, there are about a dozen different ones currently available. There are too many other excellent choices to chose from but the two above are the most economical and will give you an excellent start.

Don't worry about working on these new cars. They do not need the attention that the vintage cars do. I take mine out of the box and race them without any modifications. I occasionally true the tires with some sand paper and I think I have some oil around somewhere if I need it, but I really don't work on my cars. The secret is magnets that create additional traction.

I'm looking forward to hearing your observations and opinions of todays products. You'll soon be joining in the fun debates on why magnetic enhanced traction is saving (or killing) model car racing and why FLY slot cars are the best (or worst) thing around.
 

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Grahmam, RMMseven, LMP04,

Just a quick follow up ... appreciate the posts and advice. As in my other post, this forum is helpful and responsive.

Cheers
 

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Gaugemaster do an excellent range of Cartrix, Fly and other spares and they have a tip-top service style. Pendle are the absolute best for range, knowledge and specialism. Getslotted do a fair range but tend to have higher prices for some parts (but partly cancel this out with 10percent bonus points). Having said this, most parts at Getslotted are well priced but a few are daftly expensive. Slotcity also have a fair range of parts and are very good with Ninco and Scalex. If you want older/obselete/obscure parts then look at Slotbug.

Slotcity, Getslotted and Slotbug have an excellent order system that lets you know if the items are actually in stock.
 
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