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Andy P.

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Hi OCampo,

I appreciate your enthusiasm and it is always great to see people join the Slot Car hobby but the system you are showing is an SCX Compact system.

It is from the TechniToys SCX company that is known in some part sof the world (mostly Spanish speaking) as Scalextric but it has nothing to do with the Scalextric Hornby brand.

The SCX Compact system is 1/43 scale so the cars are smaller. The cars will work on Scalextric's (Hornby) 1/32 scale (Sport) track but not on the Scalextric (Hornby) Micro track.

I am glad you guys are having fun  but I am sure you will find other SCX Compact (and 1/43 scale) enthusiasts elsewhere.

If you ever do start in the larger 1/32 scale please do come back here though.

Andy P.

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The comparison of the three ARC powerbases is about halfway down this page.

You bought ARC AIR, which is the ultimate in analog racing (and therefore only 2 cars).

You will be missing lane changing, some racing modes (KERS) and yellow flag mode (tapping the screen slows all cars down to calibrated speed).

If you can live without all that you don't need any digtal track pieces or digital plugs and it will work fine.

Andy P.

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Hi There and welcome,

The LMP cars are very easy to put a retro chip in.

There is a hole predrilled in the right spot and little pegs to hold the LED.

The strengthening veins down the middle are also the right width to tuck it into the chassis.

The GT Lightning cars are similar too!

I call them "Retro Chip Ready" :-)

Andy P.

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I have been told in addition to a working siren it also has working head- and tailights.

We will see about getting the site updated.

Thanks!

Andy P.

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All things American at Brands Hatch

 

It cannot have escaped many readers notice that our range has something of an American feel recently. Not only do we have some new liveries on the old favourites of Mustangs, Camaros and the AMC Javelin, but we also have some more up-to-date stock cars, the Chevrolet Monte Carlo of 1986 and, new for this year, the Ford Thunderbird also from the 1980s.

Andy P.

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Ep. 13 - Championship Competition

 

This edition of Test Track welcomes BTCC legend Andrew Jordan as he races Mike in a 50-lap showdown. We also have three samples to show you for models which have already proven exceptionally popular. Finally, there's a quick debrief from the UK Slot Car Festival 2019.

 

Andy P.

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I do know that the siren does work... all the time.

This prouct page does not mention lights:

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/amc-javelin-alabama-state-trooper.html

But I will check on that!

Andy P.

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For some reason the link above did not work for me.

I hope this one does.

Andy P.

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Hi There,

I used the forum search function and found this:

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/forum/app-control-lcd-manitor-vertical-/#post-225621

So it looks like it is possible.

I have used a lightning to HDMI converter successfully on an iPad.

Andy P.

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The closest service sheet I could find of the car was this.

Which states the guide blade as being the C8420 which is in this set:

Sprung Guide Assembly with Braid Plates

Item code: C8420

For 4WD Rally Cars.

The Sport + range of spares provides everything you need to fine tune a Scalextric car to get the maximum performance from it on the track.

Sprung, round guide blade. For use as an upgrade or replacement part on cars fitted with the normal round guide blade system. The addition of a spring allows the guide blade to stay in contact with the track rail to help supply a constant electrical feed and thus keep the motor at the control of your finger-tips.

 

Those are harder to find these days. best do a google search or check for a stockist near you.

 

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