BRM - Slotcars with Metallchassis 1/24

BRM - Maintanance, Tuning

and information for upgrade to Carrera Digital


Various models

BRM has been on the market for a few years and has significantly expanded the range of 1/24 scale vehicles. Not only is the technology in the 1/24 size range rather rare, the developers have also shown a good hand when it comes to model selection. BRM is currently offering a number of youngtimers (September 2023), but a few GT vehicles will be added soon. BRM also offers classics such as the Porsche 917 or the Ferrari 512. A wide range of youngtimers with very similar performance offer a broad, colorful starting field.

BRM Slotcars

Metallchssis BRM

In contrast to the Carrera models, BRM slotcars have a metal chassis. The concept of the base plate with motor, axle holder and guide keel holder is always the same. Only the frame is adapted to the respective body shape and the wheelbase is adjusted accordingly. Another special feature is that the slotcars are delivered without magnets. Some models have negative camber, either on the rear axle or on the individually mounted front wheels.


Maintanance BRM slotcars

A metal chassis with a built-in 'wobble' also requires a little more care when using. Before the first start, the screws for the axle holders (framed in green in the picture) and the screws for the wobble (framed in blue) should be checked. The motor is attached with 2 Allen screws (1.5mm), these should also be checked. On some models the motor mount is in two parts and secured with three screws. As soon as the noise of the car changes when driving, this indicates that the engine mount has shifted and the position of the engine should be checked immediately and adjusted if necessary. We have found that the screws are a bit worn out and therefore prefer to use a Torx key (size T6). This is also recommended for the guide keel screw.

Perfect Ortmann tires and motors for BRM Slotcars

Behaviour and tuning options

BRM slotcars with metal chassis have a low center of gravity and the original tires also have a lot of grip. The cars are actually wonderful to drive out of the box. But it's even more fun with trued Ortmann tires.


Upgrade Carrera Digital

The conversion to Carrera Digital involves a few pitfalls. Although most models are already prepared for the installation of the Carrera decoder, the motor often leads to incorrect measurements during digital operation. We have found that it often helps to let the engines run in. To be on the safe side, the motors should be suppressed. Replacing the guide keel is not necessary, at least we have not received any feedback from more than 100 conversions of BRM slotcars in the last 12 months that this is necessary. We always have 100-300 models in stock, so you can find everything that is available in our shop. In addition, almost all BRM models are ready to be converted to Carrera Digital and are available from stock.

BRM slotcars are 1/24 scale, but the motor is designed for a voltage of 12-15V. That's why we only install the Carrera D132 decoder.