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Andy P.

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Andy P.

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That is the very short lived and now defunct "Start" track.

It was sold only for a few years in the early 2000s.

It is more rigid than the standard "Sport" track which makes it good for bridges. It is smoother than Sport as well (being hard plastic).

There is an adapter for Sport (the new standard track) to this but they have not been in production for a long time and can be hard to get.

Start only had 1 straight size and 1 curve radius so the layout options were limited.

You can sometimes find this track for sale online.

Keep an eye out on auction sites or try forums like slotracer.online or slotforum.com and ask if someone will sell you an adapter (I have seen adapters go for 30-40 GBP which is way too much).

Luckily the cars themselves are the same and fit on standard Sport track just fine.

 

Andy P.

1707 posts


Thankfully the curve radii have not changed for over 50 years so you can use any borders even on this set!

Andy P.

1707 posts


I assume by "Scalextric" you mean a 1/32 scale slot car bus.

You can take nearly any 1/32 scale bus made out of plastic and convert it to work on a Scalextric track.

You might also get away with a 1/35 scale one as well, depending on what other cars/figures are on the track.

If you google "1/32 scale slot car bus" I am sure you will get a ton of possibilites.

Andy P.

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There have not been any updated to ARC AIR for some time. That should change though...

Andy P.

1707 posts


Hi There,

The Search function on the forum at the right brought up the follwoing threads:

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/forum/arc-pro-power-supply/

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/forum/arc-pro-with-12v-power-supply-/

I suggest contacting Cutomer Care in the US as I know there is an East Coast office:

https://www.scalextric.com/us-en/contacts

Andy P.

1707 posts


Hi Moojooles,

When I have time (which won't be until next week I am afraid) I can check my "Ultimate guide on Scalextric" book for info about this.

I do know that Scalextric Classix track was made in the UK, France and Spain and each may have had different labelling.

Andy P.

1707 posts


Apart from pieces that only exist as "Classic" track such as the Goodwood chicane I have replaced all my track with Sport track.

Andy P.

1707 posts


Ep. 14 - Birthday Bash incl. Prizes!

 

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/news/testtrack/episode-fourteen-birthday-bash

 

Andy P.

1707 posts


Cars have be being produced with deeper and thicker guides for a few years now.

The Honda has a higher center of gravity which is probably causing the de-slotting.

The guide is also likely too deep for the older classic track.

One thing that goes a long way is sanding the rear tires to increase the grip.

Try checking out some of the tips here.

There are also some tips here and here.

 

Andy P.

1707 posts


I don't know but I highly doubt a change to a USB stanadard would happen any time soon.

An item being out of stock on teh Scalextric website simply means that the Hornby warehouse doesn't have any. It is always possible another retailer will have some.

The Audi R8 Police car you linked will not work on the track you have. The track you have is too small.

 

It is also not compatible with Scalextric track for the same reason.

It is compatible with other 1/43 scale track on the market.

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