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Blagard-01

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Regards the random stops/starts in analogue, that is very much the sort of thing you get when there are issues with track to track connection. One easy way to test you track is to make one disconnection in the track to break the loop so to speak. Power booster leads should also be removed while checking the track for bad connections.  Then check that power is getting to every rail on every piece of track. With the one deliberate break in the track, power cannot hop around a bad connection.

 

It takes two breaks in the circuit power to stop a car and by introducing the one you can find any that are there all the time. The occassional breaks due a bit of track movement are harder to locate.

Blagard-01

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@Rowland24

Why would someone spend all the money on arc pro and play in analoge? never Used mine in analogue mode 

Because there are plenty of people out there with a fair amount of analogue cars who are not prepared to spend a fortune on upgrading them all to digital, but none the less have a few digital cars for the additional racing experience it gives. Investing in Arc Air would keep them pinned to analogue.

 

Setting out a arc pro layout with the upto date digital parts should allow either Digital or Analogue racing so it should be just the flick of a switch as it was desined to be, to change the circuit between the two. They could do it with the C7042 as well subject to mods on some early lane changers.

Blagard-01

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Much may depend on whether you still run Analogue or not. There are some simple solutions to make the ARC Pro work with all the old changers in Digital but you would not be able to run Analogue.

 

If you want to run analogue please say so and you will get an answer suited to your need.

Blagard-01

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@Andy P.

You can of course add custom cars...

On a more serious note, I strongly suggest they add a community feature that would allow users to add info àla Wikepedia for the cars.

It is just common sense, but it goes beyond that. I thought I would just check the current situation on information available for downloads. I don't see any change there. Because Scalextric don't have the resource to make information available for downloading, having information via the forum would make so much sense. In another forum I belong to I uploaded information on my car (the real sort) to help others. It has been downloaded literally thousands of times.

 

 

As images can be uploaded to the forum subject to checking I see no reason why the same could not be done with all support information. However the inclusion of ".pdf" files would be really handy so manuals, instruction sheets and other support information could be included.

Blagard-01

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In addition to Dr_C there are a number of rules to observe when using a digital track layout for analogue. If you have crossover tracks (not the lane changers) they must always be in pairs. Each booster cable if used must only connect to one independant lane and not link across the two main lanes. Curved lane changers must be modified versions as unmodified they link the two lanes. Digital Lap counters must be removed.

 

I think that is about it!

Blagard-01

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@woodcote

 

ThePersian did say in his opening post that he didn't want to do any soldering, so that does limit his choices somewhat.

But he also suggests that a third party could do it and that would be better suited to some-one local to him. At least he has informed choices to make. Unfortunately this forum does not easily enable members to chat privately making it difficult to pass on information such as location, so he could do with checking local clubs if any his way.

Blagard-01

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@ThePersian

Thanks. So what do we need to do to get racing with the lane change curves?

See the thread where a number of mods were made. I think the one by DrC is the best option although I think all work, certinly my own does! the link takes you into the thread where the most practical mod is.

Curved Lane Changer Mod

 

 

Blagard-01

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The alternative is to get standard Radius1 curves as those will connect as normal.

 

https://www.scalextric.com/uk-en/radius-1-curve-45-x-2.html

Blagard-01

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@Graeme Steel

Thank you so much , i have an old box of scaletric (4) f1 superteams , + 1 older set ( no box ) and 1 unopened gt racers set. so hopefully will get the 3 tracks running from 1 power pack , how do i if i wish run 1 lane from 1 pack and other lane from another power pack ?

i have just converted my loft so hoping once i have it set up it will be up for a while .

Andy pretty much covered you power question. There are some old type powerbases that can use either one or two power supplies. There is a switch on them to go from one supply shared over two lanes to one supply to each lane.

 

One example on ebay is https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SCALEXTRIC-SPORT-2-CAR-POWERBASE-C8217-INCLUDES-CONTROLLERS-POWER-SUPPLY/302609900034? If you look closely at the top of the powerbase you can see the switch for either one supply or two supplies. Also that powerbase is for Sport track not the older classic track.

 

If you want to connect old classic to newer sport some lap counters come as adapters The link below shows a new lapcounter/convertor. If buying secondhand make sure it is identical with the two track pieces. There are versions of the lap counter that do not convert.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Scalextric-C8215-Lap-Counter-Timer-1-32-for-Full-Size-Set-BRAND-NEW-BOXED/362174678663? 

 

Blagard-01

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