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Andy P.

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Andy P.

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Do they all have black guide blades?

Some cars have blue ones that don't register so well...

Andy P.

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The only SCX ones I have seen have a plastic M shaped plug so without stripping them and fitting a stero plug I doubt they would work-

That is of course unless you are using a SCX powerbase...

Andy P.

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Please use the link azt the right to highlight this to Scalextric Customer Care.

This can be dealt with.

Andy P.

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Great to hear that Dave!

Slot cars offer a wide range of topics that can be covered and help kids of all ages!

Andy P.

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I hid the other post as double posting makes it difficult for people to follow.

Motors usually don't burn out unless they are run at full speed for a while (whereby a while is only about 30 seconds) .

If the car is digital (as you had posted in the digital forum) it could be a digital chip problem.

What happened just before the car stopped working?

Replacing a motor is fairly easy. You may have to solder the cables on but it is pretty straight forward.

Andy P.

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I think I see the cuplrit.

The jack on the controller is "mono" it only has 1 black ring. the power base expects a controller that is "stereo" with 2 black rings.

You are shorting out the power base with the controller.

You need a more modern (but older than the current range) of controllers with 2 black rings. Part numner C8229

Andy P.

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Almost every major industrial country has companies that can help.

What country are you in?

Andy P.

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Photos have to approved by a forum admin. Currrently they are unavailable but what yu can try to do is use the "report" button to et them to look at the post or send an e-mail using the customer care link at the right.

Andy P.

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Ditto on the Triumphs!

No one has ever made a MKIV or 1500 Spitfire in 1/32 (or 1/24)

Andy P.

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