Scalextric has some Good ideas and Products but they don't tell us that these won't work on the next Generation Power-Bases!
I think it has been dutifully communicated in multiple places about what is required should one want to use old, discontinued products.
My iPad Mini 2 is just over 5 years old and Apple continues crippling it and has stopped supporting it over 2 years ago.
In a world where we tend to burn through products that cost hundreds of $$$/€€€ on a regular bases (how many mobile devices/tablets/laptops have you had in the past 10 years?) I find it a bit perplexing that people demand support for products that have discontinued for over 10 years and even then did not offer full analog compatibility at the time.
ARC PRO supports all currently available track pieces (digital and otherwise) with the only mild exception being if you use a pit entry to go down to one lane, which would not allow analog compatibility in any case anyhow.
The fact that there is a solution at all to get these older pieces working is thanks to the great work and comradery of the users on this forum and other places.
With the thousands of people out there using Scalextric products the chances that someone, somewhere will come up with some combination that was not originally thought of in the design phase is much better than your chances of winning the lottery.
I never quite understand the motivation of people in being overly critical of a manufacturer.
Clear constructive comments and critiques are always welcome but making blanket statements such as "they never tell you" insensitive and to a degree disingenuous.