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Well,

I have allways like the models of Teamslot, the Fiat 124 Abarth, the Lancia Stratos, the Ford Escorts... but I never bought one...

Now I'm really tempted to buy such an Escort, or a Capri, but I want to know how they run and how robust and firm they are. They should drive against for example the new fly Alfa Giulia GTV's in a new class. I really want to organise a seventies touring cars endurance with my friends.

And what about the Team Slot GTAm's?

The Teamslot Escorts:






Some pictures of that 1:1 class of that period:















Damn I love the sphere these photo's breathe...

Cheers

Gunther
 

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I have a TS Ford Escort mkII (Rothamsn Ari Vatanen) and the Audi Quottro E2 both resin - they took a bit of work to get smooth but run pretty well (both w/o magnets) - not the fastest but easy to control and nice and easy to slide. I pair them up against the Fly Alfa (w/o magnet) and on my rally track (see members layout) the Alfa is a tad slower basically cause it does not handle the corners as sure footed as the heavier TS cars. However on my other fast track the Alfa is quicker although a bit of a handful.

If you like the car and don't mind a bit of tinkering then they are worth getting - the resin cars are unique and are not perfect in their finish and early plastic cars are of a poorer quality but the Stratos is hugely better quality - I'm hanging on for the Pirelli livery.

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i like the teamslotcars, but remember they are resin. on my track the teamslot giulia is no competition for the fly giulia. good sparing partner in my opinion is the Gom alfa romeo alfetta gtv for the fly. or the fly 911
 

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In some respects Teamslot beat larger rivals; for instance the Lancia Integrale Teamslot reproduction is a far more accurate depiction compared to the latest SCX variant.

However what let the early cars down were the stickers/decals, the decals appear to yellow due to the clear coat, particulary noticeable on white cars/areas. Also decals fitted rather wonky, I suppose it adds to the charm giving the cars a hand built appearance an all that, but frustrating nevertheless.

Also whilst on clear coat, some cars rather overdone in my opinion; gives the car a varnished wood floor (dimpled) appearance.

Driving, noisy! Great braking and once they have been given some attention go pretty well, one good thing is they work without magnets! I don't particulary care for speed, yes the cars are slower than other manufacturers, however race like for like, lack of speed never becomes an issue.

Going back to Günther's post, one area I would never criticise, is the choice of Teamslot cars, which are superb. Although I hate to say, the Cologne Capri, Escort's & BMW, ideal Fly fodder... I think it would be a perfect area for Fly to exploit once they finish producing cars in the Group 5 category.

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Gunther

I agree with Jamie, Team Slot cars are very good, and have a unique charm of their own. They probably will however require some work to get them to run properly.

You may need to relive arches in order to stop the tyres rubbing and yes, they are noisy!. Try placing a little toothpaste on the gear wheel and run at fairly low revs for a while. It does help Tampo printing/painting is variable and it's pot luck how good you're particular car is.

I love them and I have my pre-order in for the Jagermeister Alfa .

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Alan
 

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Teamslot cars may not have the polished look we have come to expect from the likes of Fly and Scalextric.

But until those more mainstream manufacturers start producing Fiat 131s
, Zakspeed Escorts and Group B Audis - I say long live Teamslot, and bring on the Celica!


Cheers

Mark
 
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