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#1 jjgrubb

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:16 AM

So when I say Im new I literally mean until earlier today I owned nothing slot cars for at least the last 20 years, sadly I don't know what happened to my old childhood set or even what brand it was, definitely on the smaller size as you'd expect of course.

So I've started my collection with a car from the Carrera Go set, so why did I start with Carrera Go? Well its not because thats the direction I want to go, I'm definitely more keen on the 1/32 scale but until the garage is cleaned out I dont have many options for a track of my own short term, my mate however owns a Carrera Go set and Id rather damage a car of my own when I (lets be honest here) DO have a crash because I underestimate a corner or something.

Most likely leaning towards the Carrera track sets for my own stuff, maybe long term I can look into crafting something of my own but for now Id like to start sensible and I really love the digital track change systems that are around now.

So this is the start of my journey and will hopefully begin to build into a progress thread I can be proud of someday.

Thoughts on the Carrera car itself? Well it looks cute, I was surprised by the lack of injection mould on the wheels as the larger cars seem to have a lot more of it from what ive seen on Youtube, wheels definitely need to be trued though.
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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:29 AM

I attempted to upload an image to a few servers as I would have in other forums in the past but I dont seem to be able to use the feature (because Im new I guess) but I purchased the Carrera Go Ferrari 488 GTW (AF Course No 51)

Linked below is a local store that sells the product, but my personal recommendation would be to support the local stores that support your local community.

https://www.metrohob...orse-no-51-blue

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 03:44 PM

Technically you're not a slot car tragic (yet) but once you've gone down the dark path there's no turning back. :D

Welcome to the forum, lots of tips here and some of it's actually correct.

Here's your image, posted straight from the link at Metro Hobbies.

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Edited by Sports Racer, 28 April 2019 - 03:47 PM.

May the downforce be with you.

#4 jjgrubb

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Posted 03 May 2019 - 01:46 AM

So I've added to my collection tonight, via the internet. The tragedy grows lol

I've just ordered one of the Scalextric Candy Red XY GTHO cars. I knew I wanted these already. However after seeing how someone converted one into a ute, I might have to get two... lol

Also grabbed the Wario Carrera GO car in the same order
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 06:08 AM

It's a deep hole so maybe you better start planning a way out now.
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Posted 03 May 2019 - 08:26 AM

View PostWobble, on 03 May 2019 - 06:08 AM, said:

It's a deep hole so maybe you better start planning a way out now.
Im a tabletop gamer, I was lost in this before I started lol
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Posted 04 May 2019 - 09:34 PM

So after weeks of wanting to get in I finally got out to Mr Slotcar in Hallam Vic today, grabbed myself another car at the same time and had fun with it on one of their wooden tracks, plenty of crashes almost lost a mirror but thankfully I found where it landed on the ground. My brand new car now have proof its lived lol

The heart breaking moment when you see it go over the side knowing its hitting cement, my heart sank but it was all okay :)

Edit: New car was the Carrera 27561 - Ford Capri, gorgeous model, I figured now I have one from both of the major brands,

Edited by jjgrubb, 04 May 2019 - 09:36 PM.

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