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Offline Gambo

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Re: Scalextric
« Reply #40 on: July 13, 2012, 06:42:05 PM »
From my recollections, the XR3i did not have Magnatraction Col, certainly the ones I have don't have it.

The small wheeled cars had less top end, due to the fact that they have a smaller rolling circumference to their tyres, so don't travel so far for each revolution.


My fave were the F1 and Group C cars....big fat sticky tyres, and Maggy, and most had lights or turbo flash too.

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Re: Scalextric
« Reply #41 on: July 13, 2012, 08:20:28 PM »
No you are right - the XR3i didn't have it, had working lights though which was good!
Incidentaly, my treaded tyres would wear the points off the rubber tread throughout one of the long races we had, so the tyres actually went off (had less grip) the longer the race. It was noticeable in lap times against the stopwatch too, simple case of re-cutting them (on an axle/hub drill mounted) using a hacksaw blade saw their performance return again!
Simply brilliant, was just talking to Angie about it again, she thinks we should set the track up again.
Incidentally, have a couple of Renault Megans from the kids set, they have the Magnatraction fitted which is basically a long strip of manatized metal inset into the car floor just aft of the motor, as I say, none of our cars had that!
Angie always wanted to get the Audi Quattro (the original boxy shape rally version) she has her eye on a few on e-Bay and may buy one for old times sake. I never knew the scalextric cars were actually 4wd!   :)
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Re: Scalextric
« Reply #42 on: July 13, 2012, 11:05:41 PM »
Yep, the Quattro is the early boxy shape....a Group B driven by Ari Vattenen, if my memory serves me correctly.

The Quattro is four wheel drive, but doesn't have magnatration as standard.

Mine is far from standard though, as I have fitted magnatraction front AND rear, so both axles remain pinned to the track.  8)



Great, listen to the Missus (for once) and get it set-up, and then get some pics posted!!!  ;)

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Re: Scalextric
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2012, 08:34:22 PM »
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