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    Does anyone know whether Scaley plans to release spare parts for their recent line of GT3 cars with inline motors? I really like these cars but eventually even a good slot car will need replacement parts such as gear sets, chassis and rims. Where I race they don't allow aftermarket parts like rims and gears and buying a whole new car when something relatively minor breaks gets expensive. Currently I have resorted to buying one of their inexpensive cars with the inline motor setup and scavenging the drive train.

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    Bob, as far as I know they have no plans of releasing parts at least not in the US. I have never understood why they quit selling parts here. That is the main reason we allow change's to the cars at our track. Like you said it could get expensive quick if you had to replace parts buying another car every time.
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    • #3
      Can try here. We have gotten some parts from them many times.
      http://www.lendonsmodelshop.co.uk/in...ton=Scalextric
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      • SlotCat
        SlotCat commented
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        Great resource, Scalextric replacement parts and support has been non-existent in USA for several years or more, I bought C3313 Scalextric - Ford Escort Mk1 Rally Car from LHS couple years ago, all four wheels were so wobbly there was no fixing them with Tire Razor, they needed replaced. Checked with LHS and all four of them they had were the same, contacted Scalextric/Hornby support and they basically said oh well, replace it all and buy after-market wheels, axles, gears...no thanks! They claimed to have zero stock of replacement parts for this car. I returned the car instead as it was just a mess around car not serious racer, I'll buy NSR or SlotIt when I want to spend $80 or more for one car.

    • #4
      Pendle carries many of the 'bits' to keep cars running. Wheels, mirrors, tires and others.

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      • #5
        Well I checked the site that Scott suggested and it appears that they don't have replacement chassis for the new Porsche 911 with the inline motor setup.

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        • #6
          I checked with Pendleslot and they actually do have the chassis for the Porsche 911. It painted for a blue car but that is OK bye me.

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          • williamg
            williamg commented
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            Glad to hear. I like Pendle, and the shipping is pretty quick too.Sometimes even beats USPS shipping. I order almost once a month from Pendle with excellent results.

        • #7
          With shipping it cost me around half of what a complete car goes for. So I saved about $20.00. The chassis being replaced is from my first 911 with the inline chassis. It has the motor with the green endbell and even though I have read that these motors are identical to those with a white endbell it got me podium finishes including several wins. The chassis ended up cracking around both of the rear bushing mounts and no amount of gluing held it together. So I am hoping I can rebuild it so that it performs as it once did.

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          • #8
            Well, the chassis came from Pendleslot but it wasn't for the new GT3 Porsche. Instead it is the chassis for a very old 911 from more than 10 years ago. So, now I guess I'll get the pro racing chassis and put a stock 18k rpm motor in it and the rest of the stock parts.

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            • #9
              I'm wondering if anyone here has bought the scaley pro racing chassis for the Porsche 911 and would be willing to sell the stock chassis.

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              • arroldn
                arroldn commented
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                I did buy the pro chassis. Send me a PM

            • #10
              Any Scalextric USA dealer can order parts as a special order directly from Scalextric USA. Contact your rep for details.
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              • Modlerbob
                Modlerbob commented
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                Scalextric USA doesn't list the stock chassis as an available item. At least I couldn't find it on their web site. If you know otherwise please send me a link. My only local Scaley dealer couldn't find it either.

              • Dave Kennedy
                Dave Kennedy commented
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                Yes there's no link, they have to contact their sales rep for the spreadsheet of parts that can be special ordered from the homeoffice in the UK. There's no link on their consumer website or their dealer B2B website.

            • #11
              I had the same thing happen with my Scalextric Falken Tire Porsche 911 RSR. It hadn't even run any laps and the one side cracked as I was removing the rear axle assembly to convert the rear end to aluminum wheels and Slot.it crown gear. I was able to fix mine using a couple small "plates" of FRP vertically JB Welded to the inside of each bushing mount. I removed the inner lip from each bushing mount so there was extra material for the epoxy to adhere to and then roughed up both contact surfaces before applying the epoxy with the car mounted in a setup jig. I also replaced the rear axle and changed the stock bushings with single-flanged ball bearings. The last thing I did was fill the whole area of the floor of the chassis behind the motor with hot melt glue in order to reduce the twisting and flexing of the rear end. The car drives like it was on rails. And I have since designed and 3D printed a chassis stiffener that does the same job for my two other Scalextric Porsche 911 RSRs.
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