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Andy P.

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Hi R-Gordon,

When you say "converters" do you mean the convert from Scalex Classic (old style with 2 "spoons/loops" on one side) to Scaley Sport (modern with 1 round peg and 1 square peg)?

If so you are mixing old and new track which could be an issue.

Check out the other thread about conductivity for tips.

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/forum/connecting-old-analogue-track-to-digital/?p=1

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/forum/cleaning-scuffed-track/?p=1

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/forum/better-conductive-connection/?p=1

Let me know if that helps.

Andy

Andy P.

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Marvelous! Thanks much Tony!

Andy P.

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I seareched for nearly an hour and all I could find was "nearly the same as Tyco".

I am just curious as to what the overall width, slot depth, slot spacing (and ideally spacing between rails) of Micro track is?

Thanks!

Andy P.

1633 posts


Here is also a way to improve connectivity: http://www.electricdreams.com/Slot-Car-Collecting-and-Racing-News/slot-car-tech-news/scalextric-sport-track-better-continuity-for-better-racing/

You will lose your warranty of course. :-)

Andy P.

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Carrera made a 914 for its Universal series. It uses a unique guide and contact system but can usually be easily modifed to work on Scaley.

Andy P.

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I have also gotten rid of most of my "Classic" track but there are some pieces that don't exist in Sport such as the very tight chicane curve. Mind you, a Spanish manufacturer (SCX) makes these pieces as well and they are usually in better condition than the genuine Scalextric Classic track.

My testing has shown the slot to be slightly (1-2 mm) deeper than Scaelxtric classic as well and the same convert track works fine.

Andy P.

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Hi LH Tim,

I have mentioned in other threads about using copper tape with conductive adhesive very successfully.

Please see the thread about "scruffed  track " https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/forum/cleaning-scuffed-track/?p=1

Regarding power drop outs you can use booster cables that are fairly easy to obtain.

Andy P.

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I saw someone point out somewhere else that a lot of vehicles and figures exist in 1/35 scale which out to work out OK as well.

Andy P.

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I won some of those in an eBay auction recently but they won't get here until mid May (a mate is bringing them in his luggage)

They are in the original packaging.

If you don't get an answer by then I will let you know.

Andy P.

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By the way: I saw an adapter for Micro Scalextric to "MR1" track, which I am assuming means Marchon track. I have no idea if ths would allow for a more interesting layout or not.

Again, this is an "H0" track. Too small for any other car than the previously menationed ones.

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