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Scaley

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Hi All...

i am rebuulding my old hornby layout from the 1970’s here in the USA. I have all hornby engines, hornby track, hornby buildings, etc.

The layout will have the ability to run four separate trains at once..looking for a good controller for each.

the controller needs to be able to run off USA outlet and plug into hornby track...

Any suggestions On what type of controllers I should get?

right now, I am plugging the old hornby uk controllers into a step down transformer..but I want to eliminate the need for the transformers.

 

thanks,

scaley

Scaley

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Just a quick update...

I want to say a special thankyou to the good folks at scalextric for trying to help me with the arc-pro. Also, they refunded my money promptly when I returned the arc-pro.

I am still using my arc-one...absolutely love it..great product. Best feature is the ability to control the speed with the controllers for kids. Also, its very simple to use.

Thanks,too, for everyone here for giving me advise and help.

Cheers,

Scaley.

Scaley

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In response to Andy.."the above statement is false"...

i dont have curved lane changes. My track is a custom two lane track. All my cars have issues when arc-pro is in analog mode...digital mode they simply do not run. I am not a fan of digital cars.

as I stated before:

I got the arc-pro because it was supposed to be the latest and greatest. I have not tested an arc-air but now I am hesitant to do so. As I have said before, the Arc-pro is not compatible at all with analog and vintage cars...all my cars have a high pitched hum which is intolerable (I gave over 100 cars..all scalextric). The cars also do not register laps consistently (they all have black ghides) and lastly the contrillers are "twitchy".

also..I have hooked up my old arc-one back to my track..works flawlessly..love it. Plus it has great response time between the controllers and cars and I can easily adjust the speed for the little ones.  No humming and keeps track of laps acuraltely. Only negative is they are wired To base. This is an awesome product!! Especially for the collector.

I have returned the arc-pro back to Hornby America..

I am hoping Hornby AMerica does the right thing And credit my card..as I have returned the arc-pro over 4 weeks ago. Still have seen no credit on my card..:(

I am very hesitant to try the Arc-air. Don't want to go thru the same nightmare as I did with the arc-pro.

cheers,

Scaly.

 

 

 

Scaley

12 posts

Hi Andy...

I got the arc-pro because it was supposed to be the latest and greatest. I have not tested an arc-air but now I am hesitant to do so. As I have said before, the Arc-pro is not compatible at all with analog and vintage cars...all my cars have a high pitched hum which is intolerable (I gave over 100 cars..all scalextric). The cars also do not register laps consistently (they all have black ghides) and lastly the contrillers are "twitchy".

also..I have hooked up my old arc-one back to my track..works flawlessly..love it. Plus it has great response time between the controllers and cars and I can easily adjust the speed for the little ones.  No humming and keeps track of laps acuraltely. Only negative is they are wired To base. This is an awesome product!! Especially for the collector.

I am hoping Hornby AMerica does the right thing And credit my card..as I have returned the arc-pro over 4 weeks ago. Still have seen no credit on my card..:(

I am very hesitant to try the Arc-air. Don't want to go thru the same nightmare as I did with the arc-pro.

cheers,

Scaly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scaley

12 posts

I am a huge scalextric fan..I have a large custom scalextric track and an extensive collection of vintage and new analog cars.

DO NOT get the Arc-Pro if you want to run scalextric analog cars. It simply does not work.

I advise sticking with or buying the Arc-One power base..it is simpler to use and works very well with analog cars.

Just a heads up..

Scaley.

Scaley

12 posts

I just reinstalled my old Arc-One on my custom track. Much better...simply put, DO NOT get the Arc-Pro if you run analog cars, especially vintage ones. I love Scalextric..but the Arc-Pro is useless for me. Analog fans stay away from this unit! I also advise Hornby to put a warning on the box that states this power base is not for analog cars.

Scaley

12 posts

To all...

if you have analog cars..especially vintage ones...DO NOT get the arc-pro...it simply is not compatible. Stick with the Arc-One which is a much better power base for analog.

Scaley

12 posts

Hi Gorp....thanks for replying...

what do you mean by "black guides"...are you referring to the plastic fin that goes into the slot?..all my cars have black fins. 

Scaley

12 posts

I'm an avid collector of vintage scalextric cars..got over 100..the arc pro is hopeless with analog cars. I would advise not to get it and to get the arc one which works great

Scaley

12 posts

The arc pro just doesn't work well for analog cars..I can't get them to stop the high pitched humming when they move..it hurts my ears. I have tried everything I know..I live in the usa. Also..the analog cars do not register laps when passing by the power base. I think I am going to return the arc pro back to hornby and reinstall my arc one which worked great.

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