I have taken a few chassis pictures to post but I have put some Phoenix pictures on tonight instead. There is probably enough photographic material to entertain us for the next week or two.
Adrian did not actually suggest to strip out the Slot.It gear and put back the Scaley gear so anybody who has that idea would not be right!
What he did say though was that there is a genious at his Viking Club who can make any Scaley car perform as well as a Slot.It car with standard Scaley bits.
There was a reference to the track. It can be difficult to set up a magnet car on SPORT track and then blindly go racing on a Ninco circuit. Adrian with his experiance hinted at why.
There was another reference to the magnet position in the Trans Am relative to that in the MG Lola. That is inevitably going to make the MG Lola the better performer on Ninco track if you tune your cars for optimum performance on SPORT track. Scaley apparently do some pretty amazing things to their cars to get the magnet positions just right for optimum performance on all track types. Adrian implied that one of my big mistakes was to lower the chassis on the Trans Am if I was running the car on Ninco track.
Hornby spend lots of dosh to get it perfect and then folk start messing it all up. Like me!
It must make the boys and girls at Scalextric weep!
Anyway, I have not been too specific with my clues but there are two very clear factors that I did not consider that no one has touched apon yet.
I will spill the beans eventually.