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    Seems like yesterday when we bought these up and tore them up

    Thanks Mr. Urbas for this gem.

    -Harry


  • #2
    My thoughts as well.

    Here are my three inlines.

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    The Pontiac Petty #43 is my favorite paint/livery. The John Deere is a close second.

    Dan

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    • chrisguyw
      chrisguyw commented
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      Yessirr,.......I can see why these are your favorites.

    • arroldn
      arroldn commented
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      I like the #43 as well

    • indidragracer
      indidragracer commented
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      That #43 paint scheme was designed by my bud Löörs who won a designcontest among some 6000 contestants and got to meet The King at the presentation of that livery. True story.

  • #3
    Great cars! Harry, I fondly remember the modifieds created in the HRW skunkworks using the Scaley inline NASCAR chassis' and the heavily cut & modified Artin stocker bodies! Those were a gas!
    DAVE - MI, USA

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    • #4
      Someone should ask Dave Kennedy if he thinks Scalextic is likely to do another run of these cars. While you're at it ask him how they did the research and development on these cars. Did testing take place on wood as well as plastic tracks, and did they equalize the setup for ovals as well as road course tracks. I'm sure he'll have an entertaining response.

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      • #5
        Originally posted by slothead View Post
        While you're at it ask him how they did the research and development on these cars. Did testing take place on wood as well as plastic tracks, and did they equalize the setup for ovals as well as road course tracks.
        You give the mainstream manufacturers far too much credit....
        You may be quite surprised to know that zero performance testing/development is done by mainstream manufacturers (Scaley/Carrera ), and if one is ever run, it is on plastic tracks (their own ), with magnets installed.......................there is also no consideration given to the design the track(s) that the cars will run on.........

        Cheers
        Chris Walker
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        • #6
          Another run will never happen. We cannot get actual accurate paint on the new cars, let alone another run on and old mold.

          And Chris is dead on, the only "testing" they do is on a tiny track of their own.
          -Harry

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          • #7
            The reasons cited are exactly why I suggested someone (else) pose those questions to Dave. I didn't want to be the one he could just barely restrain himself from calling an idiot during his response as he addressed those issues yet again.

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            • arroldn
              arroldn commented
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              You must remember the Mfgs are selling toys to kids. No thought for those of us who race them with the exception of the high end Mfgs. IE Slot.it, ThunderSlot, Racer/Sideways, RevSlot.

            • slothead
              slothead commented
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              Yes. I often wonder how many cars and track stuff that are part of Christmas gifts ends up in the trash before spring. Something stops working for a simple reason, or boredom sets in and after things sit in the box unused for a few weeks it's considered junk and out it goes. Toys these days are disposable, not meant to be fixed when something goes wrong.

              If it works out of the box when first set up, good enough. The clock is already ticking toward trash time.

          • #8
            I can’t remember buying any of the unlined, but did have some of the sidewinders. I never could get them to run very well. Kind of strange how things change. The T/A cars going inline from sidewinders.
            Ken
            Evansville, IN

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            • slothead
              slothead commented
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              I have 4 Scalextric inline Javelin TA cars and they time trial the same as the sidewinder Scalextric and Pioneer TA cars. Even though Dave Kennedy says there is no testing done by the major manufacturers they ended up doing a good job making the inline cars run about the same as their sidewinder peers.

            • SlotCat
              SlotCat commented
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              I bought the first Scalextric Javelin that was released and it looks great but never could get it to run as good as my 1970 Camaros in sidewinder configuration. All setup magnet free. Therefore it sits in a box, but the body/paint look super lol. I much prefer sidewinder and angle winder setups.

          • #9
            i remember that when those inlines came out, Scalex said that this was so that both rear wheels would now be powered! LOL

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            • slothead
              slothead commented
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              I remember that. Obviously someone in the marketing or advertising department had no idea what they were talking about.

          • #10
            These cars were great fun running with magnets...pretty much indestructible. Running non-magnet is a different story, as they need allot of work, especially with the sloppy front axle. I’ve almost got the Tony Stewart car running with the sidewinders, but I find it is still deslotting more than the other cars.

            I have a number of the plain inline cars, but these two are a couple of my favorites.

            stay safe.
            Scott

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            • #11
              Only one I have is this Scott Pruett Taurus.

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              Put some DArt tires on it tonight.
              Voila!
              Last edited by WB2; November 10, 2020, 11:20 PM.

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              • #12
                I have this affinity for motor leads that go all the way to the guide.
                Would anyone know if a SlotIt CH06 long shaft guide would work as a direct replacement?
                These cars have the body mount screw hidden under the guide, necessitating easy guide removal to access the screw.

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                • #13
                  I still have 4 or 5 of these in-line Nascars myself, I may have had all of the liveries available at one time including the Union Jack and Robo Cop cars for the kids. I find them to be a touch quicker than the Sidewinder models on my big track due to having a better stock gear ratio 9/27 or 3:1 over the newer Sidewinders that are geared 11/36 or 3.27:1. The Sidewinders seem to handle a little better in stock form but maybe that's because they are slower. These are still great as an IROC set of cars or as loaners and crash and bangers when unskilled guests and kids come over, or should I say, used to come over.

                  Cheers
                  KK

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                  • #14
                    Is there a Cxxx stock number that serves as a cut-off mark for the in-line cars?

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                    • #15
                      Are you wanting to know the Scalextric part# reference for the last they made inline? I might be wrong, just looked like that was the question. I looked and C2408 was the number.

                      The last inlines were actually released AFTER the sidewinders were introduced. They were Ponticas.

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                      -Harry

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                      • WB2
                        WB2 commented
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                        Yep. Didn’t know if my question was posed in a good manner.
                        I assumed they made inlines up to a certain point, then switched all stock cars to sidewinders. I assumed wrong.
                        Is there a listing of which cars were done as inlines?
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