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    News from Slotcar-today (https://www.slotcar-today.com) is that Ninco is back after a two year absence. Ninco was my "re-introduction" to slot cars a few years ago when I bought a F1 set for my boys.

    Since that time I added a "few" Ninco cars to my collection, mostly with very good success, albeit that it also challenged my tuning skills a few times with trying to figure out how to overcome the well known "Ninco hop!" Altough I moved on to racing non-mag on wood, the Ninco plastic track has until recently been the standard for club racing in Europe.

    Chris

    Below taken from slotcar-today - https://www.slotcar-today.com/en/not...start-8843.php

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    "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
    "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

    Murray Walker

  • #2
    They will not have detailed interiors, tinted windows, and plastic injected bodies.
    Huh?
    PetesLightKits

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    • #3
      Hopefully good news.
      Be nice if the came back and did some more classics. Those were nice cars.

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      • #4
        Blacked out windows, with no interiors, and a less than inspiring chassis, does not bode well for either the collector, or , the enthusiast market. I had heard rumours that Vac formed bodies were to be used, ....which is somewhat unclear in the translated article above.

        Likely good for first time Xmas sets however

        Cheers
        Chris Walker

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        • #5
          To me, the thing that put Ninco in the dirt was the insult to us all when they tripled the price of the classics, using the same molds, paint schemes, no increase in detail, etc. Then the increase in price without any change in quality of their new stuff. Just not worth the money, period.

          Its the old story... If its a good value at X price, it is a ripoff at 3X- for the same car. I must have 15 years' worth of Ninco, sometimes many examples of the same car, especially the classics. I still think there is no motor better for 1/32nd than the venerable Ninco NC-1 or the several equivalents that have come up after the NC-1 was no longer produced, Ninco deciding instead to produce a long series of unusable hotter and hotter useless motors. They did have the sense to make a converter to put in their newer chassis so we could use our NC-1's and enjoy them. I may have a few left, but didn't buy enough of those converters. Meanwhile, when a used Ninco classic or NC-1 comes up for sale, I try to be first in line.

          The bottom line is, watch out for an insane price point from these people. They really don't get it. I'm sure that they won't even consider the classics, the best things they ever did.

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          • PetesLightKits
            PetesLightKits commented
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            There are 3D printed motor adapters available.

          • waaytoomuchintothis
            waaytoomuchintothis commented
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            Thanks, Pete. I have been wondering about that.

        • #6
          From Slot Car Passion (https://www.slotcarspassion.com/ninc...32/#more-32539)

          Looks like a universal chassis will be used and the body appears to be plastic with black-out windows and I assume sans interior - they use to have a range like this (Ninco1..I think it was called) but those cars at least had a regular and more performance orientated chassis, but now we have 3D print options I guess.

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          "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
          "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

          Murray Walker

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          • PetesLightKits
            PetesLightKits commented
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            So all the same wheelbase, a la HO cars. I'll pass.

        • #7
          Originally posted by F1Fan View Post
          From Slot Car Passion (https://www.slotcarspassion.com/ninc...32/#more-32539)

          Looks like a universal chassis will be used and the body appears to be plastic with black-out windows and I assume sans interior - they use to have a range like this (Ninco1..I think it was called) but those cars at least had a regular and more performance orientated chassis, but now we have 3D print options I guess.

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          One word, EWWW

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          • #8
            That's pretty disappointing, top to bottom.

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            • #9
              Over the years Ninco has had a few "interesting" ideas, the XLOT 1/28 scale cars come to mind.
              "I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong "
              "And that just shows you how important the car is in Formula One Racing"

              Murray Walker

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              • #10
                I have started collecting the NINCO Ford GT's and I really like them, must have been right before this nonsense?

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                • #11
                  I was very disappointed when ninco sold out. This new ninco slot toy hobby company is not the same. Back in the day I switched from scx to ninco and the product was good. To this day my ninco mosler still runs good. I too wish they went back to the old glory days! 😪

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                  • #12
                    Originally posted by F1Fan View Post
                    Ninco was my "re-introduction" to slot cars a few years ago when I bought a F1 set for my boys.
                    Chris
                    I too started with a Ninco F1 set. Well, actually, I had a small Scaley set before that, but I won't go there. The Ninco track was superb imo and the Ninco classics were fantastic cars. I have almost all of them. I'd always hoped for more. There was so much more they could have done with that range.

                    But then came a period with hotter motors in chassis's that could not handle them, 1/28 scale X-Slot cars, Ninco 1 and other oddities. The price hike was the last straw.

                    Ninco isn't the only slot car manufacturer guilty of such poor marketing decisions. Fly bombarded the market with a slew of "limited edition" cars and alternate brand lines.

                    By about 2006 or so the slot car market was booming. Prices on eBay were absurd. Many Fly classics were selling for more than $200 each! In a sense, it is we, the consumer that initiated the craze. Considering secondary market prices, it's understandable why any manufacturer would increase their retail price. Understandable, but not forgivable.

                    Since then, Slot.It, NSR, ScaleAuto, Thunderslot, and Sideways have raised the bar. And Ninco is re-entering a different market. An Audi R8 by Ninco does not excite me. Neither does a universal chassis without a separate motor pod. Nor plastic rear wheels. But if Ninco offer something not available elsewhere, I'll bite.

                    I'd like to see Ninco return to their classics. I've said this a million times before, but how about an Aston Martin DBR1?

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                    Steve
                    Last edited by Fast Co.; October 31, 2020, 07:39 AM.
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                    • waaytoomuchintothis
                      waaytoomuchintothis commented
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                      Once again, I drool with you. I love that car. And that's the best paint I have ever seen in a photo of that car.

                  • #13
                    Some "real-life pics" of the Seat Leon & Chassis...

                    LMK if you what other pics.


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                    100% Stock Body, Chassis, Tires, Wheels...everything:

                    - Chassis: 61.0g
                    - Body / Chassis: 84.2g

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                    Last edited by Silberpfeil; October 31, 2020, 01:09 PM.

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