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Homeset production

In Europe home track racing has been very popular for over 3 decades. Many manufacturers like Fly, Scalextric and Carrera make incredibly detailed slot cars.

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  • True 1/32 scale

  • bodies made of molded hard plastic

  • chassis is part of the whole car made of same plastic as body.

  • Motors fall in the toy category

  • Advantages- attention to appearance unsurpassed by any other slot car

  • Disadvantages technologically simplistic. Slow, hard to drive, spare parts hard to find, must be run on low power, fragile.

It has to be noted that these are the only TRUE 1 32 slot cars that can be bought in stores.

Womp Womp, Thumper

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  • 1/32 quasi scale much too wide.

  • bodies made of clear Lexan, painted inside with lacquer based paint.

  • Chassis is simple brass in line design.

  • Advantages inexpensive, easy to repair, runs on most tracks.

  • Disadvantage simple design doesn't handle well, slow motors only. Kids love them, but they look ridiculous unless the wheels get moved under the body.

International 32

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  • 1/32 quasi scale wheels too small

  • bodies made of clear Lexan, painted inside with lacquer based paint.

  • Chassis is 2 part brass anglewinder design.

  • Advantages handles well, can handle any motor, can run on any track..

  • Disadvantage wheels are 35% too small. Scale bodies are hard to find.

Professional 1/32

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  • 1/32 quasi scale

  • bodies made of clear Lexan, painted inside with lacquer based paint.

  • Elaborate diamond cut chassis $$$

  • highest technology motors

  • very fast, requires experienced driver and commercial track.

  • Advantages 2nd fastest non wing slot car. Driver is very respected. Can be raced on any non-plastic track.

  • Disadvantages very expensive. wheels are 50% too small. Scale bodies are hard to find and never used anyway due to poor rules allowing wedge bodies.

  

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