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Andy P.

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Andy P.

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I loved the "INTERCEPTOR" and "PURSUIT" on the back of those cars...

Andy P.

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In addition to the comments about the blade distance: What direction are the cars running?

Do they all have black guide blades?

Andy P.

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Thread moved to correct sub-forum

Andy P.

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Andy P.

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If your company was in dire straights and you knew there was a perfectly viable solution for your customers would you invest what little money you have for ANOTHER product that really doesn't need to exist?

I get your point about customer care and showing support for your enthusiasts but just like performance parts: Hornby can't provide everything in their current state.

I have used Ultimate Racer for years. It has all the bits (or you can easily represent them: The super long straight is the same as a standard straight and fly over)

With the event of the console game and Spark Plug there are lots of pieces being put into place to make a track designer a possibility but unless it adds more value than products out there simply slapping Scalextric on it won't really help in the end except to sap profitability.

Andy P.

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For a very short time many years ago the read wing was screwed on instead of clipped on but the chassis, pickup, motor etc. are all the same or so close that performance parity should not be an issue.

Andy P.

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Designing a track is a learning process. It may seem to take a terribly long time to get a layout you like but you will learn and it will make future layouts better!

Andy P.

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The solution for the behavior you are describing is dependent on the questions woodcote asked.

Also, plese don't double post.

Thanks

Andy P.

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Just a reminder.. it is BTCC weekend!

Andy P.

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Theck out the Track selector.

Most of the info you will want is there.

I totally agree with woodcote, a nice curve that tightens in the middle is fun and also makes for easier driving.

I have also used two  22.5° R1 set 180° to each other for a little "wiggle" in the track (cehck that your guide blade are short enough to manage this) or when the track just won't match up.

That is about the only time I would condone the use of R1s though....

On a tight layout I ounce did an R3 -> 22.5° R1 -> R2 curve. It worked but I held my breath each time I went through it.

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