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shaggy33
2011.07.18, 08:07 AM
Hi All

I was just wondering if anyone is or has raced larger scale cars on a circuit 50 or similar?
I am thinking of making my circuit 50 three tiles wide (150cm) and racing something like the carisma 14th scale cars.

Any feedback from people that have tried this is welcome.

Racer-HH
2011.07.18, 09:58 AM
I saw an 1/18th car on a RCP track for a testing lap. It seemed pretty quick and way to quick for a normal RCP. I would guess you will need minimum of 200cm width. Due to size and weight of the cars I assume you will have heavy wear on the side rails, too.
I would not want to go for it.

arch2b
2011.07.18, 12:16 PM
check out pictures and thread on the NCRC ALS charity race. this is an annual mini-z and 1:18 race run on rcp. plan the track layout right and classes and it works out fine. most sections were 3 tiles wide but not all of them.

anything above 1:18 is going to want 3-4 tile width lanes. i've not put my carisma on an rcp track but that may be pushing the envelope on cost let alone space.

shaggy33
2011.07.18, 03:11 PM
Thanks Arch, I'll check it out. I am looking for cars other than Mini z's which I already run. Believe it or not I think the carismas will work out cheaper (RTR brushed car 99GBP) where as MR03's cost me 160 each!

arch2b
2011.07.18, 03:19 PM
if you keep an eye out, you can usually find carisma's at very good prices. i know i bought each of mine for less than $75. the kids loved then and they run great on the street. just got tired of the battery needing recharging.