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gorp

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Analog - no digital chips involved

 

See at top of page, shop, sets, analog, and scroll down.

Basic set with mechanical lap counter and nice controllers , similar to what you played with long ago.

If you have questions , ask here at analog subforum or check out help/advice at top of page.

Enjoy it !!!

gorp

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Golly, should have read this closer about magic running analog.

You should put info over on general forum to go along with video.

 

gorp

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Gee,  never knew magic was for analog too.

But now see that McLaine  mentions it over on arc app forum  

        

Anyway, skip 2nd power pack suggestion.

gorp

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There are dealers out there for older parts but may cost you plenty.

You could always try finding another body to strip off.

Or accept the fact that accident happen when racing (or depending on your outlook,  when playing with toys ) 

and things break off and get lost, so only way to avoid in future is to buy 2 , 1 to preserve and 1 to crash around.

gorp

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Nice job McLaine  !!!

 

Make sure you have 2 power packs on the arc pro.

 

Off the top of my head and just guessing at the missing details,

carrera is another brand and may have different power requirements,

And if the metro is a scaly,  it may have a different style motor than the gte,  with different rpm.

Excessive magnets can also slow things down.

gorp

846 posts

Having 2 or more powerbases on the same track requires all powerbases lane wiring to be disconnected from the track  and then connected to a switcher to select which power base to be used and finally from the switcher back to the track.

 

Believe Mr Flippant , usually found at slot forum or other sites has done this mod for his traveling rental track.

gorp

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If you ever plan to buy any car manufactured by scaly since 2000 and about any other make ,

buy a new ( since 2000) deeper, sport track.

Or get out your carving knife.

 

Personally have picked up a few used sport sets at great prices with the cars that had wanted on ebay

and got the optional 2 power pack, powerbases which had wanted too   (Made from 2000 to 2010) .

Used sport, battery lap counters are available there and highly recommend them over mechanical ones. 

 

gorp

846 posts

Analog/Digital 101

 

Analog is one lane per car.

Digital is one lane for all cars.

 

Thus no analog car will ever change lanes on analog or digital

Digital cars  will only change lanes on digital.

 

Class dismissed.

 

gorp

846 posts

The term goes back to the first golden age where it referred to long flat tracks with 6 basic corners.  Guess you just had to be there.

Scaly allows mixing of various curves of  45 degress radius to easily be used thanks to the use of "short pieces", which were lacking in many sets back then,  so they were less challenging than your track today.

gorp

846 posts

Nice long track, similar to what is called 6 pack, but do you take end off to close garage ?

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