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Agmanchu

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Hi,

I just bought a Scalextric digital set as a christmas present to myself (Sunset Speedway). My issue is I don't have the space to leave the track out all the time. I read somewhere that these sets weren't meant to be assembled/disassembled frequently. Is this the case? Or are they tough enough to last? It's quite an investment for me, so I don't want to squader the money if I'm just going to ruin it.

Any feedback would be most appreciated.

Thanks!

woodcote

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Hi Agmanchu - welcome to the forum and a Happy New Year to you!

 

That's a great set you've got. I would think that 90% of Scalextric sets ever made have been set up for an evening or a weekend and then packed away again. That is what they are designed to do. It is true that frequent assembly and disassembly can loosen the rail tabs over time (causing electrical continuity issues) and there is more of a risk of damage. However, if you take care with the assembly and disassembly and store the track as it came in the box (maybe take a photo before you unpack it the first time) and somewhere indoors, you should be absolutely fine. The set instructions are worth reading and there are some good track maintenance tips here: https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/support/track-maintenance

 

I hope that helps.

@woodcote

Hi Agmanchu - welcome to the forum and a Happy New Year to you!

 

That's a great set you've got. I would think that 90% of Scalextric sets ever made have been set up for an evening or a weekend and then packed away again. That is what they are designed to do. It is true that frequent assembly and disassembly can loosen the rail tabs over time (causing electrical continuity issues) and there is more of a risk of damage. However, if you take care with the assembly and disassembly and store the track as it came in the box (maybe take a photo before you unpack it the first time) and somewhere indoors, you should be absolutely fine. The set instructions are worth reading and there are some good track maintenance tips here: https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/support/track-maintenance

 

I hope that helps.

 

Is there any reference material/link about how to permanently mount a track to some particle board and such? I was thinking to setup a track in my garage and wanted to be able to then tilt the track up against the wall of the garage (I have 3 real cars in mine) afterwards. This would also allow me to get clearance from the war department. 

Andy P.

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Use the same link and read the section about

Tip: Fixing Track to a Baseboard

Having said that there are tabs made to do just that: The slide in a slot on the side of the track and therefore allow some movement for expansion and contraction.

You can google Scalextric Track Fixing Side Clips

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