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This newbie needs help...

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As some of you know I've only been around this level of the game for about 3 weeks. I need to get some stuff so that I can get racin'. Here is SA we do not have a big selection of brands but it's not too bad import it ourself.

Now, what will be a good car to start with on a plastic track. I'm not talking about record breaking lap time because at the moment I can hardly make around the track without derailing. I want something sporty but robust but not a rally car, at least not yet. I hear that Ninco are are very fast down straight but don't stay on the track on corners.

Is Parma controllers any good to start with? What ohmage (is that the correct word/spelling) should I look at? I know you get the SCX controllers with the interchangeble resistors, why not use that? Does someone know of any SA manufacturers that I can contact for a controller?

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for now.
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for first cars consider the scalextric audi tt and porsche boxter. they aren't much to look at but they handle well are fast and will take whatever abuse is directed their way.

if you're sure it's a hobby you'll be involved with long term the other cars mentioned before this post are all good choices. and as mentioned before it's a bit of give and take before you'll find what you really like.

parma controllers are great. the economy line can't be beat for price vs performance. scalextric classic/scx is wired one way, ninco/scalextric sport is another. be sure what you'll need before buying.

if you're sure of long term interest consider professor motor controllers. near infinite adjustability, available polarity switch, available adjustable brake. they seem expensive at first glance, then you realize they can replace all the parmas you'll ever own. i replaced six parmas, 4 ohm, 15 ohm, 25 ohm, 35 ohm, 45 ohm, and 60 ohm, with professor motor and haven't missed the parmas.

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