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1:24 Class Racing cars required
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Hi everyone, hope you are all well and safe.

Straight into it, I am looking buying 1:24 scale cars purely for racing events and am looking for recommendations on cars to buy such as Ninco and places preferably in Australia but no doubt will have to source from international shops.


The cars would also be tweaked and tuned further so upgrade as well I will be looking at and requiring sources and information on.

Classes of cars that I am looking at buying:
- LMP, 
- Transams, 
- GT, 
- Ninco 1, 

Thanks
Johnno

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For 1/24 hard-bodied cars, your mass-produced options are Carrera, Scaleauto and BRM. Some of the categories you listed are covered by their ranges, but you'll be fairly limited.

Carrera 1/24 are big versions of some of their 1/32 cars - plastic chassis and robust bodies - but run at 18 volts and are chipped to be compatible with analogue and Carrera Digital124 (see Carrera catalogue here). BRM gives you Trans-Am, Group C and the 1970s mini-saloons. Scaleauto are almost entirely modern GT cars. Both BRM and Scaleauto have nice metal chassis, racing components and upgrade parts. You can get an idea from Pendles (here) who distribute both brands in the UK.

Another alternative for racing might be metal chassis and lexan bodies. Bruce Patto (Pattos Place here) has a few hundred true-to-scale moulds for all eras and categories of cars, plus tens of thousands of decal options and suitable 1/24 scale chassis to go with them (they don't seem to come ready-to-run, but it would be worth asking Bruce). And you'd be supporting a much-loved Australian business.

There are dozens of other 1/24 scale metal chassis options too (eg Parma, Champion, Scaleauto etc) - most of which can be supplied ready-to-run. However, depending on the amp-rating of the wiring on your layout and the controllers you have, you'll need to carefully choose what motors you use - nothing massively powerful. And you are likely to be limited to the bigger Pattos bodies with some of these chassis that have no adjustable width or wheelbase. To show what I mean, here's my very ancient and very entry-level Parma Flex-2...

   

There are loads of picture in the 'Gallery' of Pattos site showing completed models. Many of the 1/24 scale examples are of the Pattos bodies and decals. Nowhere near the detail of the amazing German 1/24 slot car kits or 1/24 scale plastic kit conversions (which is another option), but certainly good for a racing class on your fabulous big track.
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Select any of the entries in the drop down menu of the Rennserien entrs on this page:
http://www.renncenter-hockenheim.de/Rennserien/
 Those are all cars we race at our club. All 1/24 or 1/25.
Usually on Schoeler /Schöler) or Plafit chassis.
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Hi Jono,if you are looking for Australian made 1/24 chassis there is Slotworx and MJK.For bodies Patto’s Place and Decals have a huge range of 1/24 bodies and decals.Ace Hobbies in Queensland is the Australian Distributor for Plafit and have a huge range of other manufacturers as well
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Where abouts in Australia are you?

There are a few clubs around that run 1/24 cars.

cheers
David
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(12th-Sep-20, 11:14 PM)GT40Racer Wrote:  Where abouts in Australia are you?

There are a few clubs around that run 1/24 cars.

cheers
David

I am in Taree, NSW, 2430. I see there is a track in Port Macquarie that I am trying to get to one day with a few of the guys in our small group.

Thinking to try and get 1/24 host class on my track, just hard to get people to commit and actually turn up.

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Only chaps in NSW I know running 1/24 are way south of you. There is also probably some groups in Sydney.

Those chaps run hard body plastic kits on Plafit chassis and I think they also have a Lexan body Can Am series also on Plafit chassis.

Another option to think about is the BRM mini saloons - they do NSU, Simca, Mini, Escorts, Opel Cadet and Alfa GTA - these are great little cars that offer close racing and are an easy way to get a group into 1/24 racing. Minimal setup required they work out of the box with some basic tuning. We love running them They are a hoot to drive.

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David
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Well after procrastinating for several days, I decided to jump on these from MrSlotCar, Melbourne.
Slotworx V8 Supercar 1/24 cars, hand painted by Peter Dimmers

   
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I've jumped into the 1:24 scale BRM Mini Coopers for a Host Class at Shenanigans Raceway. I hope the guys in the group like them.

These little cars actually handle extremely well and are very fast with the 19,000 RPM motors and grip, oh my gawd do they grip, when they do deslot there can be some very OMG moments, the most recent we had one deslot and my car drove clean underneath the other car while it rolled in the air, wish I had the webcam recording, at least I've got a witness to this rare event and other spectacular deslots have been end over end, these deslots looked great.

Thanks to Peter H and Peter D from MrSlotcar, Hallam, Victoria for supply and basic setup of the cars, thankfully I requested the cars be checked before shipping as one of the rear axles was completely locked tight, BRM where is your QC guys?? for $200 AUD there should be no issues of any kind, yet here those QC issues exist still.

Another issue I've noticed after running is the front tyres rubbing against the front bumper on all four of the Coopers, this was easily fixed with some sanding down of the problem area, still... QC?? BRM

                                 
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