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Dr_C

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Disappointing in deed... but thinking aloud... four or more cars and you require an additional mains power unit too. Based on list prices in the UK I believe this will total to an additional £80. So two options if you can’t find any wireless throttles...

1/ invest in a second ARC PRO upgrade available online for about £125 or...

2/ somewhere online I’ve seen new 4 car upgrade kits (split from full 4 car track packs) selling for approx £200.

Does this help?

Dr_C

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And... Ray_lego... your charity work sounds highy inspired and highly inspiring! we definitely need to find a good solution for you!

Dr_C

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Apologies in advance if I’ve missed the point... but I thought all cars could be ‘calibrated’ to zero power? i.e. with ‘yellow flag‘ enabled all cars would stop when the screen is tapped... I realise this would only work if all other functions in the app that trigger minimum speed are switched off - but it would still be a great game for kids... I don’t have a system set up this evening so can’t fully trial this myself...

Dr_C

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On reviewing how the scope of discussion on this public open forum thread has widen from the technical questions, technical views and technical opinions discussed at the outset... I am caused to want to share some thoughts on how we can all become more ‘internet share aware’.

There is a lot of information on the internet on this subject for adults, teenagers and young children.

In my personal opinion, the NSPCC website has very helpful advice on this subject for parents. Please see link below...

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/share-aware/

Dr_C

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I believe this is a really helpful option - particularly for users who want to upgrade to ARC pro and who already have lots of (discontinued) curved lane changers (the subject of this thread) and also who don't want to get involed in any form of track modification. Also, I believe it will work best when a separate digital lap counter is used to separate the start/finish grid from the required 2-into-1 lane feature. With that caveat... all looks good!

Dr_C

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Hi gorp - just wondering if you yourself have tested the ARC PRO? to the best of my knowledge and verified by my testing of my ARC PRO (which arrived yesterday morning) there is no problem with analog mode whatsoever.

Dr_C

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Just to confirm... Option C as posted above works perfectly (tested today). With the modified 1/4 length straights fitted either side of a stock ARC PRO the system gives full SSD capability including curved lane changers and 2-into-1 circuits. Then, with the modded straights replaced with standard straights the system gives full analog capability (remembering the curved lane changers also need the standard digital to analog snips if retained in the circuit). Overall... the ARC PRO looks and performs as a truely great piece of kit - well worth the wait!!!

Dr_C

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Sorry if I upset you Gorp... my intention here is to help like-minded enthusiasts of Scalextric to get the most out of their new investment in ARC PRO power bases. Meanwhile I happen to believe this product is the most exciting development in SSD since the arrival of the C7030. Amazing and very impressive work by Scalextric and their ARC PRO design team!!! Sorry if this is off topic, but it needs to be said...

Dr_C

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Perhaps the thread title should be ‘Maximising digital and analog capabilities of early production versions of the Scalextric ARC PRO (December 2017)’... would this make sense?

Dr_C

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I really like your thinking. As you will have guessed I’m a newbie to forums but have a background in advanced MOSFET research... happy for you to start the new thread and I will certainly contribute... we could link back both to the earlier thread (which we both input into) and this one - alternatively I could start the new thread.. I’m happy either way :-) ... meanwhile... thanks for this recommendation... and, also, for your impressive work with the curve mod as per this thread!

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