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    Default Scalextric Fans

    Is your track as good as this one?



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    Default Re: Scalextric Fans

    Cool but not as cool as Aurora. Those babys hardly ever came off the tracks.

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    Default Re: Scalextric Fans

    We had about 30 metres of track when we lived in Germany - had it set up in our huge attic. Not as much track as that guy but plenty for my two lads.
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    In the words of my wife... "I bet that he has an anorak and a squeaky voice"

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    Default Re: Scalextric Fans

    I played on this one a bit when I was a kid

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    I've had two bouts of proper slot-car racing. I did it for a few years in Somerset when I was about 14 until I was about 20. And then I joined a club in Surrey about 10 years ago and raced for another few years - until the bike racing started soaking up all my time and money. it wasn't Scalextric though - it was 24th and 32nd scale hand made cars on a permanent track. The track has a smooth surface, and the cars have foam rear wheels, which are doped with a traction compound. These cars are fast!

    Here's the track at the Coulsdon club.
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    Default Re: Scalextric Fans

    Quote Originally Posted by Trogladyte View Post
    I've had two bouts of proper slot-car racing. I did it for a few years in Somerset when I was about 14 until I was about 20. And then I joined a club in Surrey about 10 years ago and raced for another few years - until the bike racing started soaking up all my time and money. it wasn't Scalextric though - it was 24th and 32nd scale hand made cars on a permanent track. The track has a smooth surface, and the cars have foam rear wheels, which are doped with a traction compound. These cars are fast!

    Here's the track at the Coulsdon club.

    Serious slot car racer in my time, used to race at Oaklands Park (Smethwick) mostly, but also Coventry on occasion and Sutton Coldfield when it was still functioning. Trips to North London, Vauxhall and even the Nationals one year.

    Still got all my stuff but it's in a sorry state now, at least 25 years since it's seen any action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trogladyte View Post
    I've had two bouts of proper slot-car racing. I did it for a few years in Somerset when I was about 14 until I was about 20. And then I joined a club in Surrey about 10 years ago and raced for another few years - until the bike racing started soaking up all my time and money. it wasn't Scalextric though - it was 24th and 32nd scale hand made cars on a permanent track. The track has a smooth surface, and the cars have foam rear wheels, which are doped with a traction compound. These cars are fast!

    Here's the track at the Coulsdon club.
    I did it for a Year or two in Liverpool when I was about 15. We had a 100ft Four lane twisty plywood track with hills. I also went to Area meetings in Chester YMCA, and Ashton under Lyme. It was all under the Auspices of the ECRA. It was Sandtex Track surface when I started but then we resurfaced it with Polyurethane gloss when the fashion changed. It was chaos until the goop layer was fully bedded in!
    Our Club Time keeper was Laurie Cranshaw who was head Timekeeper at Oulton Park, how cool is that? I made all my own cars from scratch but unfortunately sold them all for a pittance to help finance my first motorbike.
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    Mrs. D and I are having a big ol' Scalextric set as part of the entertainment at our wedding reception. T'wasn't even my idea, she's great like that! We're working in the theory that everyone, 'specially when they've had a few, likes a bit of nostalgic slot carring.

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    Lad I went to school with had a layout at least twice the size of that. He lived in a huge house and it had a basement room that was at least 40' by 20' and the track filled it. It was great fun, though you did get sick of having to get up and run to the otherside of the room when your car left the track.

    In a room of the basement that was only half the size his old man had an amazing train track set up too.
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    Wow!
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    This place is just a mile up the road from us, Electric Tracks Presents, Scalextric Racing

    We haven't been for a good while, but it is fun, digital timing on all tracks with fastest laps etc. The Donnington Park layout is impressive, but it is a long way to put your car back on if you crash in the melbourne loop.

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