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sgtada

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to chris_bomicino

I see in your layout that you have a pit lane in "reverse" where you get a "single lane chicane". Before, here, I forget who wrote, "you can't have a single lane chicane".  Tested all 4 pit lanes and all 4 straight lane changers also when I got them - no problems.  I shorted out when I tried the single lane chicane as "Scalextric suggested pit lane layouts". I tried this before reading about how it doesn't work. I dropped the ideas. 

Do you have this working in your layout? And how do you do it?

Thanks, 

sgtada

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Thank you to all. the Scalextric "instructions" suck at best. Nothing is explained in detail like you have provided to us.I didn't buy a "set", I bought, piece by piece, and built from there, money permitting. I've been told by others that they didn't get instructions with their set. They recommend using the Quick Guide".

sgtada

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Twigman   The Scalextric track designer #10, is out again in paperback.  Ultimate Racer doesn't work on MACs for some reason.

 

sgtada

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evil_jonte.   Love that Pit Lane idea. Not seen anything like it before. 

sgtada

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Weights seem to be a bit better than magnets as the magnets will "hold" the car in poor spots on the track and tend to burn up the pinion gear or strain the motor.  Try to adjust the front axel height, you might have to buy a Slot.It chassis for your car = you know how difficult it is to find the PCR chassis now.

sgtada

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scalextric.com  has their "stocklist" which shows all the stores, dealers in the US. You have to b like the rest of us and write to them all to find the one piece you need! Then pay for it. . .

sgtada

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start on your kitchen floor or basement if you have one or your garage. Keep adding length to the design and TEST with your cars to see if you have continuity of electricity and PHOTOGRAPH each scene, design, geometry of the track so you can go back to what you had before if the last didn't work. If I could photograph my 3 -4x8 tables in one shot I would and it would scare you!

sgtada

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spend a month looking at all the buildings manufactured and hand made and you will find it's better to build your own. Get a few modle rail roading mags to see what people have built. 

sgtada

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they also make in plastic. If u have the cardboard, fold tightly, take balsa wood -or other hobby type wood, and glue on the inside. This will give it stability. >>>>>>>>>>>>ur best bet, hire a vet>>>>>>>

sgtada

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Does the Scalextric New and Old curved lane changers work with the C7042?   I'm on my 2nd ARC Pro (C8435) power base, both didn't work at all on the lane 2.  Lane 1 would work but not through straight lane change.   Double click different color on PB the car would "Jump" 1.5 inch and quit.   Straight lane changes (2) would stop when entering "Other" lane just past crossover.   Should I go to the C7042?  Shound I go to the C7042 with ARC Pro?  I changed batteries in controllers (5), switched transformers left and right, put in new transformer. Last set up was with plain oval, no lane changers.  I have not Moded any of the lane changers.  I have 1 new curve changer and 1 old curve changer.  I use the Scalextric sport track with digital upgrades.  Please help, sgtada

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