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I have been looking at many Metros of late.I see Scalextric are about to introduce a new white 6r4 along with a Will Gollup version twin pack.I have seen the Msc cars and they look very good indeed but which is the one to buy?
 

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Despends what you're after. If you want a car to run without traction magnets, Scalextric is seldom the way forward.

The MSC cars (both RS200 and 6R4) are the class of the field at our club. A bit pudgy in shape, where Scalextric usually makes them too tall/narrow, but just so much fun and incredibly fast.
 

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Just got my first MSC Car, the #13 6R4....................

Streets in front of Scalextric, will definitely be ordering the Mateus RS 200


Much better detail, and good quality (looking) running gear, have yet to stick it on the track but I'm sure it will be fine looking at the general quality, and lets face it as I run all my Rally Cars non Mag it will surely handle better than any no mag Scaley outta the box


Cheers Dave
 

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Hi Julian,

Yeah price is a tad high, but I got mine on EBay last week for £32 plus a bit of P+P BNIB


Should have added I am into 1:1 Rallying, have my own Stage Car, and there are 2 6R4's in our local Motor Club, I personally think the MSC is a very accurate replica bearing in mind I see the real ones on a regular basis, (have even driven one of them)


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I'd agree, MSC cars look lovely (from what ive seen online!), and am very interested in getting one! ...or two. But reading around, I see nothing about chipping them? Is this because they can't be chipped for scalextric digital??
 

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Hi Jack,

Nah,

You can chip anything.................

The only problem is Scaley Chips don't like a high current draw, so if the car is 4X4 or got high RPM motor, it may well blow up a standard Scalextric Chip...................

Trick is to use the Slot It Chip for SSD, although a tad dearer (almost 2x price), they seem to be blast proof


See your in Swanley, my old stomping ground, (lived in Dartford), before I emigrated to NW Scotland LOL !!

Here's some pix of a real 6R4 local to me on last years Snowman.........................







If you look carefully in the first 2 pics you'll see that there is a rubber strip above the rear wheel arches where they join the main body, the MSC Model even HAS these !!

Cheers Dave
 

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QUOTE (Dave2302 @ 30 Jan 2012, 11:58) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi Julian,

Yeah price is a tad high, but I got mine on EBay last week for £32 plus a bit of P+P BNIB


Should have added I am into 1:1 Rallying, have my own Stage Car, and there are 2 6R4's in our local Motor Club, I personally think the MSC is a very accurate replica bearing in mind I see the real ones on a regular basis, (have even driven one of them)


Cheers Dave

£32 is about the right price IMO, I'll wait for one to come along at that price.
My only experience of 6R4s is that when I lived in Felixstowe in 1990 the owner of the garage near where we lived had one and used to test drive it up and down Garrison Lane.
I think the MSC 6R4 looks good, the MSC RS200 looks not quite right though - but I've a lot more experience of 1:1 RS200s than 6R4s.
I was watching the Monte Carlo rally last night with the wife and was told that there was no way, now that we've got children, that she'd be happy with me competing in 1:1 motorsport again - though I suppose she has a point, last time I competed she had to come and rescue me from Dalby Forest after I broke my arm.
 

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MSC for sure - the run fast and great out of the box, just changed to other (Ortmann) tires, took out the magnet (if there was one in, don't remember) and of they go! Both 6R4 and RS200 are great cars, Scalextric cars are toys compared to MSC, just have a look at the chassis.
 

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Who needs the msc one when you can have one of these for next to nothing




Teez
 

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LOL @ above.

Julian,

Yeah, know what you mean, I gave up 1:1 when my first daughter was born, and I went self employed, but now my youngest is 23 and I'm divorced, semi retired and living in NW Scotland with G/F

I decided to get back into stages, as we have some of the best forest tracks in the country right on my doorstep


Started building my car 18 months ago, now almost finished so will be out this season


Ford Puma, 4X4 with 3.0 V6 FBE Cosworth Engine


Cheers Dave
 

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If I had the money I would love to rear mount a cosworth engine in my puma, make it 4x4 and start rallying. not exactly on the cards right now though.
 

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oh well thats a shame cos it would have made a good poor mans rs200. I honestly have much idea about real world motorsport


edit: after spending 20 mins how to work that site ive had a look at some of your newest photos. Looks really good with the wide body on, I cant help thinking that a racing puma would have been an easier starting point? I dont know how hard or expensive it is to make the wheelbase wider, so i suppose the starting price of a racing puma might be even more.
 

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FRP's still command very silly prices, and as my car has all 4x4 Running gear from Escort / Sierra now, it was far more cost effective to buy a "normal" Puma shell and hack that apart to build what I wanted. There is no original Puma running gear on the car


I sold all the 1.7 Engine and suspension bits for more than I paid for the car

Trouble with a Mondeo is the running gear is frail, and not suited to the Engine, and also like a Sierra shell the car wil end up 5 - 600 Kilos heavier than my Puma which weighs in at 1170 kg all up
At just shy of 300bhp with oodles of torque that's gonna be one mighty quick car


In "the good old days" I'd have space framed it, but that's not allowed now either, shells must remain monocoque construction


I've now got a"Minimodels" widearch Puma kit to make a replica for the Slot Track


Cheers Dave
 

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Ey Up Dave,

after viewing your excellent progress shots, all I can say is well done, and that I have never seen a clutch like that either !!??.

vbr Chris A.
 
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