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I've just discovered that the Scalextric Ternco MG 6R4 is based on an actual car used in the TV series "The Winning Streak" which dates from 1985. It was one of the prototype 6R4s, A656 NJO, and featured quite a bit in this show.

I've searched the web but other than one photo of the TV Times from that period I can find no pictures of the actual car.

Does anyone have or know of any pictures that they could either provide me with a link, post here or email to me.

Thinking of finishing one of my Metros as this car if I can get enough info.

Many Thanks.
 

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Just joshing, Jak. Really I'm glad that there's someone out there who likes Metros.

As a good friend told me; before you criticise anyone, try walking a mile in their shoes. At least then you'll be far enough away- and you'll have their shoes.
 

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howmet

You just have to sort them. Are your's still like the one on the right?

 

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These from the Austin Rover Press Office files. The car was run in a few British National Rallies - driven by Colin Malkin - so they could film it in action for the series.









 

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I'm not too positive about this - but there was speculation about a stretched version of this car being made.....luckily I already have the 1:32 version for sale !!
J-c
 

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Ecurie Ecosse Thanks for the great pictures. My Metro above has the right wheels so I'll have to have another go at Decals when I get back.

More pictures would be appreciated especially of the rear if anyone has any.(even of the Scalex version as I never seen one in the flesh) - j-c??

howmet - how can you call yourself a slot racer when you don't have the bench mark all other cars are measured on!!!!!!!

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I still harbour the notion that one day I'll modify a Hornby 6R4 with better wheels and wings. I've got as far as recognising that the wheelbase on the Hornby is too short and the rear axle needs to be pushed backa few mm. That almighty task identified I've done nothing. One day though...
 

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I gave up on modifying metro's as soon as the light came on again!

Like he says - beauty is only a light switch away!

there are much better cars than these, I hope you see the light soon
 

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Hi

Sorry I've been away so apologises for delay in follow-up.

J-C (or anyone) any chance of a photo of the rear of this car - real or Scalextric.

Ecurie Ecosse the Scalex car is correct to scale. It's a model of the prototype which did see Rally action before it was redesigned to be longer.
The resin 6R4 from Team Slot is the longer production version - it's just a pity that it's such a terrible model - I don't know how a commercial manufacturer has the cheek to sell such bubble poxed bodies.
If you want to know more check out the Metros and 6R4s from the link in my signature. (there's also a bit for you, howmet tx, on how to lower your Metro to improve its performance)
 
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