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Not Scaley's best effort. Not fast, not well stuck down. I suppose the upside is that this was before Scalextric started to get more detailed, so bumper action should be OK.
 

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Michael363672

Here's an idear why don't you chip them and see what you think

Some might like them some might not

Then you tell us what you think of them

Answer: I don't really want to waste my time chipping twelve cars if they are not up to it, only to then remove twelve chips to then sell the cars on.

That is why I am asking other peoples thoughts on here!

RikoRocket

Not Scaley's best effort. Not fast, not well stuck down. I suppose the upside is that this was before Scalextric started to get more detailed, so bumper action should be OK.

Answer: Thanks Riko. Just wondering if I need to bother with this class? I already run Boxsters, Porsche 997, Lambos, F430s, Beetles, Transits, 350zs and will run Nascar, Trucks, F1 and thinking about LMP & GT vehicles to run.

DJ

Where do you keep getting all of these cars from?

Answer: Collected over the last year or so from ebay & other sources.
 

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These cars can take the hard knocks and the back spoiler usually comes off before it breaks off so they may be good for digital racing, less parts to repair/replace. I haven't chipped the 3 I have due to the fact I replaced the old brown mag with a neo mag and thought that due to the downforce and load on the motor it may affect the chip. Plenty of better cars to use your chips on though, so yeah, don't waste your coin on chips for these. I only really use these when the kids want to run a few laps and I know they don't come off easy or smash into pieces everywhere as the newer detailed cars can in kids hands (and some adults).

Matt
 

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QUOTE (ss67 @ 14 May 2012, 10:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Answer: Thanks Riko. Just wondering if I need to bother with this class? I already run Boxsters, Porsche 997, Lambos, F430s, Beetles, Transits, 350zs and will run Nascar, Trucks, F1 and thinking about LMP & GT vehicles to run.

If you wanted to replace their running gear with the boxsters parts (motor, magnet) then you could have something that is robust that doesn't have blacked out windows... Just a thought. Personally I'm with Matt, I wouldn't bother.
 

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QUOTE (ss67 @ 14 May 2012, 10:50) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Answer: I don't really want to waste my time chipping twelve cars if they are not up to it, only to then remove twelve chips to then sell the cars on.

That is why I am asking other peoples thoughts on here!

Errrrrr try 1 or 2 first ??????
 

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hi
if your unsure i would not chip them. Cars that have been converted to run digital and then retuned to analouge rarely fetch the right money.

The above only applies if you have to alter the chassis or interior to get the digital stuff in.
 

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I guess what I would do is drive a few around in analog. If I don't like them magnet, pull the mag out and see how I like them that way. If I still don't like it, see if some minor "blueprinting" can help.

In the end, to me, it's more important to have a variety of types than quantity of types. Would these fill a niche that needs filling? I'm talking about performance as well as look/group. It looks like you already have a pretty good number of sets to choose from. If you're not confident that you want to add this as a set to your choices, it seems to me that it's NOT worth it, because you're not excited about it, and there's no need for it.

In any case, I wouldn't recommend chipping them before making that decision. They'll drive the same chipped as analog, so no need to chip them just to find out.
 

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There seem to be mainly negative opinions here about these cars, so I'll throw my positive one in: I think they're good cars ideally suited to racing.

1) They're relatively tough
2) They are fitted with low strength brown magnets, which are perfect for those who can't or won't learn to or don't like to drive cars that aren't welded to the track with modern mega strength neo magnets
3) Spares are plentiful and cheap
4) Complete cars are plentiful and cheap
5) They look quite nice, come in a variety of liveries and are a fair representation of the real cars
6) They perform well with the magnets removed
7) If you have a group of racers, some of whom like magnets and some who don't, keeping the brown magnet in is an acceptable compromise
8) The tyres respond well to a bit of sandpaper, even when they're years old, so there's no need for the expense of new tyres

Disadvantages?
1) They're not welded to the track with a high strength magnet, so will frighten and embarrass some drivers.
2) May possibly lack grip on Scalextric Sport track (I don't know, as I've not run them on it)

As to the chip or sell conundrum, I'd have thought it's two simple questions:

1) Do you need the money and/or space? Yes, sell. No, don't.
2) Do you or don't you want to race in digital format? If you do, fit chips, if you don't, don't.

Personally this thread has given me a great idea. I'd forgotten about these cars and hadn't driven mine for a couple of years, so I dusted one down and reminded myself that they're not half bad. In fact, they're a lot more than half good, so good that I'll probably buy a few more and use them as a class at the race meetings I run.

PS. You've got the Lucchini cars' rear wings fitted back to front...
 
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