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Some exciting news for those Ford Fans and Aussie Touring Car fans. Some pictures below of four of the new releases.

 

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.

Goss xy 01.jpg

 

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.

Moff XC 01.jpg

 

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.

DJ Sierra Scalex 01.jpg

 

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.

Richards JPS M3 01.jpg

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They are standard Mabuchi 18K inline motors. I did a review on the Texaco Sierra a couple of months ago. They drive pretty good, nice a smooth with no magnet in them just need a little weight and the tyres don't work so well on my track.

 

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.

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Thanks

 

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

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I picked up all 4 of these at Melbourne model raceway yesterday. We raced the Sierra against the M3 last night many beverages later found them to be a very entertaining match up in virtually stock form, with only some glue and a braid change on the bimmer. Reviews on other forums either implied or flat out stated that the bmw was no where near the sierra, and i am pleased to state that whilst i agree the sierra is faster, the difference is insignificant running non mag. The biggest difference i found was when the bmw was pushed too hard carnage followed. Today my beautiful jps m3 looks a mess and the sierra still looks new

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That XY does not look right. It's dimensions are horribly askew. I will not purchase if they can't get that right. The XC looks good though. What was wrong with the inline XB, other than the smaller interior space?

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The XY seems narrow and the rear guards are shaped wrong, I compared it to the 1/32 scale di cast cars and there are differences. The rest of the car is good and it drives pretty well.

 

Only issue with the in line XB is the interior and maybe slightly different to drive.

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That XY does not look right. It's dimensions are horribly askew. I will not purchase if they can't get that right.

 

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.

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Funny you mention wipers, it appears the sierra only has a passenger side wiper.

 

Here's hoping for a hg/ht monaro next year please hornby ;)

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Great selection of cars that Scalextric have released, pity they all came out at the same time.

 

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.

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The XY seems narrow and the rear guards are shaped wrong, I compared it to the 1/32 scale di cast cars and there are differences.

 

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.

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Got the XY, Sierra & BMW tonight. XC and A9X to cone early next year. These cars are the lead in our 2017 race raffle @ $5 a ticket. Got to love Club nights...

 

Detail looks good - though not in the Biante class. All look a little narrow, but should work ok.

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Funny you mention wipers, it appears the sierra only has a passenger side wiper.

 

It did only have one wiper in the centre .

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Picked up an XC today, car looks great, body detail is good.

 

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 :wacko:

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A GTHO arrived on my doorstep and as Vinno has pointed out it is a bit on the skinny side. It looks good in the flesh but in this scale it should be about 3mm wider.

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

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I was looking at the GTHO when I was in Whakatane in the slot shop the other day

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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The Scalex GT is too nsrrow, the Oz Legends car that we have used for the master to mould is much closer to scale width.

Looks like the Mustsng chassied resins will still be popular.

 

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