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    Scalextric/slot cars

    I’ve just started to get into these as having four young Grandchildren, I thought it best to start them early (to make sure they aren’t waylaid by frivolous pursuits like Football)
    I’ve decided to build an 8 x 4 board with as much track as I can fit on it. Anybody else on here got a layout?
    Simon
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    I posted bit about my layout. You can find it here: http://www.cobraclub.com/forum/showt...ght=scalextric
    John

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    Mine is all back in its boxes awaiting grand children - not cool enough for teenagers it seems
    Depending on your budget and the amount of space you have...f you can go to 4 lanes, and use the digital controllers that allow lane changing, its a lot of fun. But even so, its still fun with 2 lanes and a figure of 8. With fixed lanes, main thing is to avoid a track like an oval where one player always has a distance advantage over the other. Without a bridge, the only way to remove this is to use lane cross-overs.

    One of my treasured possessions is an anniversary Daytona Coupe slot car that the ex got for me when I turned 40. There are some great period model slot cars available including a whole variety of cobras.
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    My set is dormant at the moment, but my grandsons are almost old enough to use it.

    I did like to collect cars I liked. Here's my collection (not including the UKCC Cobra as this was a picture before I received it):



    As far as teenagers go, we used our old set through our teens and I was rather shocked one day to find my parents had given it (along with most of my other childhood toys) to the church bazaar fund raiser.

    Friends also liked racing with us. I remember them like this:

    John

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    The club still has half a dozen of these fabulous limited edition slot cars available.
    https://www.ukcobraclub.co.uk/product/scalectrix/
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    Quote Originally Posted by simon View Post
    I’ve just started to get into these as having four young Grandchildren, I thought it best to start them early (to make sure they aren’t waylaid by frivolous pursuits like Football)
    I’ve decided to build an 8 x 4 board with as much track as I can fit on it. Anybody else on here got a layout?
    Simon
    You have definitely started something here !
    I have now gone up into my loft to dig out my old VIP victory indudusties raceway set up,
    It has a Ferrari shark nose without the nose cone unfortunately and a blue BRM minus the exhaust pipes.
    The rest of the set is complete with all the bridge supports and crash barriers.
    The set is enough to do the figure of eight.
    On further investigation both cars need brushes and rear tyres due to poor traction.
    This will give me something to play with now we are into the dark evenings, I may even
    let my wife loose with one of the cars !

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    With regards to Scalextric slot cars,
    The one to have back in the early 70s, was the gold & black JPs Lotus .
    It seemed to be the fastest one on the track at the time.
    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1 View Post
    With regards to Scalextric slot cars,
    The one to have back in the early 70s, was the gold & black JPs Lotus .
    It seemed to be the fastest one on the track at the time.
    Chris.
    That's the set myself and brother used to have. I moved on to a Ford Escort XR3 and Lancia 037 later on. I seem to have lost them both though. When i was around 25 my brother bought me another set (Jordon and Williams F1). I bought myself a TVR Speed 12. I think i need to dig whats left out of storage.

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    I was never really into Scalextric as I found it quite boring playing with it on my own, I was more into model railways. I did however acquire this a few years ago...

    Cheers, Clive

    (If I'm not here, I'm either in my new workshop or on the golf course!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinW View Post
    ..f you can go to 4 lanes, and use the digital controllers that allow lane changing,
    Wow! Lane changing, Scalextric has moved on since I was a lad. I remember when we were kids a mate of mine had something called TCR, stood for total control racing, which allowed that, only 2 lanes though.

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