New Aussie Scalextric Releases
Posted 04 December 2016 - 08:04 PM
The first of the XY Falcons to be released is the Bathurst 1972 John Goss Falcon. Some quick laps shows it to run pretty well considering its narrow footprint and tallish body. I will complete a proper review next weekend.
The second much anticipated car is the Moffat XC Cobra from Bathurst 1978. Thankfully it has the original chassis used in the XB Falcons and not the inline from the Mad Max car so we get the full interior. A notable improvement from the XB's is they have finally set the rear axle correctly so the wheels fill the guards well. Interesting that they added the Camel Filters sign to the front bumper too.
No3 is the new Dick Johnson John Bowe Ford Sierra. In my opinion this is one of the best looking representations I have seen in a long time, it looks truely stunning.
No 4 is the Jim Richards JPS BMW M3. This is also a beautiful looking car and very well done. It does show how out of scale the Flyslot M3 is too as I have their version of the Richards car.
Posted 04 December 2016 - 09:16 PM
The XY Falcon tyres are very good and allow a bit of slide but still with some traction as well so I will leave the standard tyres on the XY.
Posted 04 December 2016 - 11:10 PM
Armchair have posted inline FF 18000 motor on their page - I was worried they were going to be another Torana disaster
will order the BMW now
Edited by dangermouse, 04 December 2016 - 11:10 PM.
Posted 07 December 2016 - 11:37 AM
Posted 07 December 2016 - 12:19 PM
Posted 07 December 2016 - 02:29 PM
Only issue with the in line XB is the interior and maybe slightly different to drive.
Posted 07 December 2016 - 06:09 PM
They are made in a factory in China from instructions from a company in England by people who have never seen a modern Australian car let alone something that was popular here 30 odd years ago
I for one are grateful that someone is building local classic models be it Ford, Holden or whatever that spent time on race tracks across Australia in our "golden time" of racing.
We can't thank enough those involved in getting Scalextric to build anything from our motor racing past
The V8's proved how much the local market needs something they can relate to
So what if the wiperblades look funny, they put transfers in the wrong place or had the incorrect amount of rivets
If the Australian released cars keep getting sold out, and most do, they will eventually lift their game a notch or two and might actually ask someone over here for some advice
I will continue to buy all the local releases as money talks, and at the moment Hornby is keeping their head above water thanks to Australian interest in local products
Also we must remember that these are just toy cars to play with on a miniature race track, not an exact replica.
Posted 07 December 2016 - 06:53 PM
I'm buying the models that appeal to me....
Well said Gazza
Posted 07 December 2016 - 07:47 PM
Here's hoping for a hg/ht monaro next year please hornby
Posted 07 December 2016 - 08:45 PM
Edited by Wobble, 07 December 2016 - 08:46 PM.
Posted 07 December 2016 - 09:21 PM
Would be great to see some Monaro's made to go with the Torana's, XB's,XC and the HO's.
I see they are already releasing another red GTHO next year, here's hoping they have more suprises in store.
Posted 08 December 2016 - 05:35 AM
If the XY is built to scale it will seem narrow as it will be about 4mm narrower than the XB (not Mad Max) which is about 3mm oversize in this scale. The XC with the same sw chassis (good to see as I thought they might go the Mad Max chassis route) is probably about 3mm too wide to but that's good on the track..
They'll both be in my Xmas stocking even if I have to put them there myself.
Posted 08 December 2016 - 09:46 PM
Detail looks good - though not in the Biante class. All look a little narrow, but should work ok.
Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:07 AM
It did only have one wiper in the centre .
Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:12 AM
Posted 15 December 2016 - 09:16 PM
Disappointed the chassis' motor alignment is still right over one side, away from the gears.
If you want to put a metal rims on, any rims with a hub won't fit, same as the XB.
There is 5mm of empty space on the gear side, between the spur gear and rim.
The motor bracket needs to be moved towards the gear side.
Frustrated, I gave up and installed a HRS chassis
Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:04 AM
I was hoping it might be able to run with Camaros and Mustangs etc and had it been 3mm wider it would have a similar axle width to a Scaley Mustang.
In its favour, it is 7gm lighter than a Mustang and 10gm lighter than a Scaley 69 Camaro. It will be an interesting exercise to get it to run somewhere near competitively with these.
Edited by Wobble, 12 January 2017 - 06:32 AM.
Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:38 AM
and yes I think it is a bit on the skinny side
55mm I do believe
plus being fitted with in line
I have the Munter resin GTHO body and it measures in at 58.5 mm at the rear wheel arches
just wide enough to get it set up as a sidewinder
but that said it is a very nice looking model
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