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If only I had the room!!

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Re: If only I had the room!!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:36 am

That looks like great fun!
(Nerd alert) Just to clarify something mentioned in the article, the Reliant should handle reasonably well despite not having front wheels, as the cars these days have a powerful neodymium magnet in the centre of the chassis. Once you've exceeded the limit of adhesion of the magnet the car will come off the track whether it's got front wheels or not. The older style cars did not have magnets, but it's the guide/ pick-up that keeps the front of the car on the track, not the front wheels. To illustrate that, Scalextric had a range of racing motorcycles and sidecars, and they held the track just as well as the cars despite not having any front wheels.

Regardless of all that, given the choice of car for a race, I'd still pick the pratmobile!

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Re: If only I had the room!!

Post by Jasonmarie » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:34 am

Like a small child I had to Pre order this :lol:
Don’t tell the wife :lol:
Ford Capri 2.0 Laser 1987 Mercury Grey ....... :beer:

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Re: If only I had the room!!

Post by andyd » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:50 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:36 am
That looks like great fun!
(Nerd alert) Just to clarify something mentioned in the article, the Reliant should handle reasonably well despite not having front wheels, as the cars these days have a powerful neodymium magnet in the centre of the chassis. Once you've exceeded the limit of adhesion of the magnet the car will come off the track whether it's got front wheels or not. The older style cars did not have magnets, but it's the guide/ pick-up that keeps the front of the car on the track, not the front wheels. To illustrate that, Scalextric had a range of racing motorcycles and sidecars, and they held the track just as well as the cars despite not having any front wheels.

Regardless of all that, given the choice of car for a race, I'd still pick the pratmobile!

Andrew.
Very interesting Andrew :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :lol:

Yes would have to pick the pratmobile :)
Jasonmarie wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:34 am
Like a small child I had to Pre order this :lol:
Don’t tell the wife :lol:
Nice one JM, bring it to CCI in May :cheers:

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Re: If only I had the room!!

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:16 am

andyd wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:50 am

Very interesting Andrew :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :lol:
Can you tell that I used to be into slot cars in a big way? :D

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Re: If only I had the room!!

Post by andyd » Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:19 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:16 am
andyd wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:50 am

Very interesting Andrew :sleepy: :sleepy: :sleepy: :lol:
Can you tell that I used to be into slot cars in a big way? :D

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I can tell you are an expert on it Andrew.

Will keep an eye open for you on Mastermind :D

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