Topic: MFG Review: BRM
First in our series featuring Ready-To-Run (RTR) 1:24 Scale slot cars is BRM.
RTR - Ready-To-Run
Applied but known to be a general misnomer as almost all slot cars require some setup for optimal performance and these will be no different.
In their own words:
It all began in the mid-nineties, when the BRM founder, Mr Pascal Baratella, a passionate model maker, decided to repaint and customize some “slotcar” models of that period that had been produced to be more functional and beautiful.
The satisfaction of seeing their creations compete against each other created the conditions for the birth of the “BRM” in 2003. Initially with the opportunity to enter the static worldwide modeling market producing tires and accessories and later, in 2006, with the production of the first 1/24 scale BRM slot car model.
The most common motor we would have interest in would be the S-033S 'Black Can' T-RS EVO Motor. This is usually the stock motor for the newer cars.
Retail is about $20 but longevity is a strong feature.
Alan Smith reports that they have had ZERO motor failures in the past three years of running the 24-Hour Enduro in Tacoma where the BRM motor IS the handout motor. The Tacoma race is a serious event of duration typically having 55+ minutes of every hour on the track. You can do the math but that would work out to be a lot of heats in the three to four minute range.
And beyond amazing life span, the motors also remain consistent. One car with one motor, for years.
The bottom line here, you may not have to buy half a dozen motors to find a good one.
Typical implementations would be inline or anglewinder.
Tire wear is minimal for the conditions as the tires are quite long lasting. Typical wear for Rubber tires is years, while Sponge tires can last for up to 6 months or more or at least 12 hours of a 24 hour race.
Both rubber and sponge tires are available and may both be required depending on the racing surface(s). Tire and wheel combos are also available.
I'll post more soon...