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    While shopping for Xmas I found an HO slot car set Called JJTOYS it was cheap (the price). I did not get one but I'm wondering has anyone here tried one of these sets or cars?
    Just wondering if its worth trying out.

  • #2
    Try a search for JJ Toys on Amazon. A set with generic NASCARs is only $50. The guide pins are unusual, they look like they plug straight into the chassis and are rather expensive at four for $4.99. You can buy two extra cars for $20.
    I have never heard of these before, I have only found pictures of 1/43rd track sections, which seem to have rails spaced further apart than those of Carrera Go track. The HO track may not use standard rails. I looked at a picture of the HO wallwart and it looks like the output is 12 volts DC, but I am not positive about that.

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    • #3
      Judging by the number of one-star reviews, it is probably brand X junk that is designed to be put under the Christmas tree for kids to play with for about a week before they get bored of it. Nothing that will last or be of interest to a hobbyist. Even at $50 it probably is not worth it. Save that money and put it towards a better set.

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      • #4
        You can get sets like that for $10 at a dollar store...

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        • #5
          Thanks for all the input everyone. I sorta thought that was the case where you get what you pay for. For my grandson this Xmas, I did get the cheap but not so cheap (price) HO set, NASCAR Stock Car shoot out From AW. with the super 111 stock cars. This will be his first slot car experience. If he enjoys slot cars it will be easy to upgrade, with AFX Tyco and such. If not hopefully I'll be able to take over the set if there's any thing left LOL.

          Any way I don't have any AW super 111 cars, I've been wanting to get some to try out.

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          • #6
            They are okay. The brush barrels have adjustment screws that sometimes get loose and cause lack of performance or overheating.
            As you said, you can always run another brand or model on that track. Hobby Lobby also carries a 2 pack of 15" straights for 9.99 usd.
            A great deal if you want to lengthen the track.

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            • #7
              Thanks Ntxslotcars I plan on ordering a couple of the AW Super 111 stockers for myself this Christmas. This info. will help me to know what adjustments that might be needed when I try these out for the first time. Also I can let my daughter know what to look for when my grandson plays with the race set on Xmas morning.

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              • #8
                I hope you have better luck than I did, the last six Super III Nascars I purchased, only one ran.

                The bodies are nice. I stuck mine on Mega-G+s and the printed chassis from Jim Miller.

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                • #9
                  I have an older version of the AW Super car and that runs OK. One of the guys in my HO club works part time at a hobby shop and he bought some Super IIIs at cost to use as IROC cars. At a race that was held at his place I tried one of the cars, it ran OK for a short time, then started to overheat. I believe that the other cars had the same problem. At the time there was some talk about the Super III cars on this BB. Some people had tried replacing the armature with a Tyco armature. If I recall correctly the actual problem was that the armature shaft bearings were too tight. Possibly Wizzard bearings could have been substituted for the stock ones. That was several years ago, I would hope that by now the problem would have been corrected.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RichD View Post
                    I have an older version of the AW Super car and that runs OK. One of the guys in my HO club works part time at a hobby shop and he bought some Super IIIs at cost to use as IROC cars. At a race that was held at his place I tried one of the cars, it ran OK for a short time, then started to overheat. I believe that the other cars had the same problem. At the time there was some talk about the Super III cars on this BB. Some people had tried replacing the armature with a Tyco armature. If I recall correctly the actual problem was that the armature shaft bearings were too tight. Possibly Wizzard bearings could have been substituted for the stock ones. That was several years ago, I would hope that by now the problem would have been corrected.
                    This is Autoworld we are talking about, though. If anything I think their QC has gotten worse. The last couple cars I bought from them did not run well out of the box. One of them even after trying to make some adjustments that have typically worked for me, still does not run well. I don't think I will be buying any more of their cars personally.

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                    • #11
                      They know many of their cars are run gently or not at all.
                      Last edited by NicoRosberg.; 11-28-2020, 10:30 AM.

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                      • #12
                        I havent had any problems. We have a Super3 Iroc class. They need a little maintenance, no more than any tjet does. For some reason it's okay to do maintenance continually on a tjet, but if, especially an AW, needs tweaking, they get all this criticism.

                        People gladly buy NOS tjets and gut them with aftermarket parts, even rewound arms, that's just to tune them. No complaints there for some reason...
                        Last edited by Ntxslotcars; 11-28-2020, 10:28 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Nothing to do with ''maintenance'', which implies something that needs to be done after they have run awhile, which is fair enough.

                          This is not that - from new they didn't run at all.

                          That is simply not good enough.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RichD View Post
                            I have an older version of the AW Super car and that runs OK. One of the guys in my HO club works part time at a hobby shop and he bought some Super IIIs at cost to use as IROC cars. At a race that was held at his place I tried one of the cars, it ran OK for a short time, then started to overheat. I believe that the other cars had the same problem. At the time there was some talk about the Super III cars on this BB. Some people had tried replacing the armature with a Tyco armature. If I recall correctly the actual problem was that the armature shaft bearings were too tight. Possibly Wizzard bearings could have been substituted for the stock ones. That was several years ago, I would hope that by now the problem would have been corrected.
                            Paul Shoemaker did his normal product review/introduction.. I believe that after his usual review, he produced a supplemental piece addressing at least three main points.

                            1.The brush adjustment screws required attention because the cars would quit or purportedly light up.

                            2. The rear armature bearings might not be fully seated.into the chassis. The result of which was a bind.

                            3. The shoes were heavy and didnt lay right. Always a peformance killer.

                            Things that the experienced slotter catches on the bench during break in, or later on test and tune. Additionally they use a goofus non spec body mount which isolates them from interchange. It wasnt the "out of box experience" AW had hoped for, at a time when their "out of box experience" was already under some well deserved scrutiny.

                            "It doesnt mean you cant make something work". ... a dubious feature that marketing failed to include on the box art.

                            *******

                            On topic:

                            With single H0 cars now approaching a Grant, or better, the low-buck disposable set fills an important niche.

                            Kenner sez, "SMASH UP DERBY IS FUN!"

                            Grampa sez. "Get yer own set!"

                            Problem solved.
                            Last edited by model murdering; 11-28-2020, 10:55 AM.

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                            • #15
                              The first NOS tjet I bought, back in 92, went up in smoke when I put power to it. Most manufacturers have had a model that has had issues out of the box. Admittedly, the Super3 is their worst chassis. It boasts high dollar features in a low dollar chassis. Adjustable brush springs, adjustable traction magnets, stock push on silicones, machined motor bushings... All of these things can become a knightmare if not set or installed right. Coupled with the offset bodymounts, they were swinging for the fence and wound up with a fly ball to center. All variables considered, these cars have a higher probability of not running out of the box, than any other car on the market. Why? Mass production, and they are selling more than anyone else out there. Most people return things that dont work, and Autoworld has a notoriously good customer service department. I dont recommend a Super3 to a kid or someone with no experience. But, if you know what you are getting into, it's not a bad chassis.

                              Deane,
                              I know you are certainly not inexperienced.
                              Were you able to get these cars running?
                              Did you use them on an Autoworld track?
                              What power supply and setting were you using?
                              Did you check your controller?
                              Did you clean the shoes?
                              Just wondering what happened with that...

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