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  • New BRM Mini Cars in stock at the ScaleRacing Center in Tacoma WA.

    Check out the front page News article about the latest releases from BRM.

    Come soon to the USA these Mini cars can run on either 1:32 or 1:24 scale Tracks.

    ( Now in stock here http://www.132slotcar.us/store/index.php?cPath=355_861 )



    For more info see the article at the link below.

    http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/in..._articleid=751

    Last edited by Scaleracing; 07-25-2017, 11:24 AM.
    Alan Smith
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  • #2
    Awesome!

    I wonder who came up with this bright idea?

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    • #3
      and they are going to do a Renault Gordini 8 as well. These are great 'little' big cars - highly recommend them - I have an NSU and Simca already and will be adding to my collection.... that Jägermeister is a beauty

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      • #4
        Can you tell me how wide and long the NSU is?

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        • #5
          Nice to see the addition of holes for digitizing the cars too.

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          • #6
            They look nice indeed. I think they said that they were going to make a Fiat 600 abarth but never materialised. I wonder if the gordini will have the same fate.

            As for the dimensions, they are similar to Fly trucks...

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            • #7
              Grunz
              The Gordini has only just been announced - they only brought the NSU and Simca out end of last year so I think they needed to see if there was a market before bring more models out.... I think the 4 new liveries is a good indication that they are confident there is a market and that the first models sold - I know the Gulf NSU sold out and they re-released it.

              I think we will see the Renault and hopefully the Fiat not long after that.

              The best part of these is the have a common chassis so they should be quite evenly matched...

              NSU is approx. 155mm long by 70mm wide with a 95mm wheelbase

              cheers
              DM

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              • #8
                Yet another attempt to bring 1:1 suspension/driveline geometry to slot cars. Of no interest to me, but I do hope they do better than their predecessors.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by MacMoose View Post
                  Yet another attempt to bring 1:1 suspension/driveline geometry to slot cars. Of no interest to me, but I do hope they do better than their predecessors.
                  Hmmm not sure if I agree about what it is they're doing. Ever seen a 1:1 NSU TT with an anglewinder drivetrain setup?

                  With Fly (who I think you're alluding to) it was (being generous, here) an interesting experiment the way they tried to correspond the motor placement and axis in the same way, it sort of went along with their superb attention to detail, the reason for their success.

                  And while the NSU's have nicely machined bearings (as should all slot cars) but that's it for suspension (at least out of the box). Looks like there may be the potential for some motorpod movement too. Lots of other slot cars out there that have more suspension bits, Slot.it in particular come to mind.

                  I think the way these 1:24 cars get raced is very much within a tight class, so it's almost an IROC design that we're seeing here to keep the playing field level. And, cleverly, they'll also work on some 1/32 circuits. May not set any lap records, but I'll bet they're a ball to drive. I would like to have the whole set! Really.

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                  • #10
                    We run these cars with scalextric digital and slot.it oxigen on scalextric sport digital track. These cars are very very even, performance wise. This is some of the closest and funniest racing we do. We also runs slot. group c and classics, which we all know are equal and fun performance wise. I can only recommend the BRM saloon cars. And there should come the fiat abarth and the renault gordini also. Whether these cars are as equal as the NSU and the Simca, ony time will show.

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                    • #11
                      "May not set any lap records, but I'll bet they're a ball to drive. I would like to have the whole set! Really."

                      Yep they are - we put slot.it foam tyres on them and they really go well - the stock tyres are good as well - plenty of grip with a little slide - but they tended to ware quite quickly on my friends track so we switched to the slot.it foamies

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                      • #12
                        I hope they do the Fiat 600 Abarth as well!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dangermouse View Post
                          Grunz
                          The Gordini has only just been announced
                          Sure. I am only saying that when announced the NTU and Simca, they said that the 600 was next.
                          But we have not seen them. Now they are announcing another one (renault).
                          I just hope that these announcements will materialize any time soon. For sure will make this class even more interesting.

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                          • #14
                            Actually they announced the 4 cars at the same time NSU and Simca, Fiat and Gordini - looks like the Gordini is next....

                            "Alongside these cars BRM showed other projects, all in prototype form but they may make dream many fans. NSU Prinz, Simca 1000, Fiat Abarth 1000 and Renault R8 Gordini. Four excellent European Racing models of the seventies."

                            http://www.slotcar-today.com/en/noti...5-nsu-5460.php

                            Here is a photo of the prototype Fiat http://www.italiaslot.com/img/1slotl...o/IMG_6369.jpg

                            Looks like the SCX Abarth 850
                            http://www.tenamp.com/scx/scx-64550-...-abarth-01.jpg

                            I would have preferred they did this one
                            http://www.tenamp.com/scx/scx-a10121...rsa-no7-06.jpg


                            DM
                            The other cars I am looking forward to are the 1/24 70s F1 cars also announced at slotlandia - a BT44 in 1/24 would be a classic
                            post on SCI here
                            http://slotcarillustrated.com/portal...4&postcount=19

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                            • #15
                              I looked at this announcement (http://www.italiaslot.com/modules.ph...ticle&sid=4155) and down there there is a pic of a 600 (Abarth 1000).
                              But the one you posted looks more like a 850: I really hated these cars when I was a kid....but now they look kind of charming.

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