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I recently bought my 6 yr old a Micro Scalectrix and now he wants me to help him build a layout. Does anyone know where I can get similar accessories as the "big boys toys" only in 1:64 scale ?

I can scratch build buildings etc but track accessories are a bit difficult to find
 

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You might try the US online shops. HO (1:64) is still fairly big there and many shops carry Tomy, LifeLike, and Mattel sets, cars, and add-ons.
 

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Hey Gazman,

Welcome to the board.

HO slots can pack alot of punch into a small space. My return to slots was originally in HO about 10 years ago (in my youth I always had a home track - AFX ruled from the time I was a boy til about 15 then...."other interests")

After building a decent four lane Tomy AFX circuit and amassing a collection of about 100 vintage and modern cars, I then fell in love with what Fly and Ninco were making and was totally hooked on 1:32 to the point of tearing down the HO and storing the cars to make room for my new scale!

For HO check out:

RadTrax in Las Vegas. He is a very reputable dealer in all scales and has as comprehensive a stock of current HO track / cars and accesories as anyone.

Also, Slotcarillustrated is US based forum that has a relatively active HO board.

And there is this link that speaks for itself... lots of info and links into the HO world: http://www.howorld.net/

You can also check out Ebay and browse Slotcars:HO scale to get a sense of the used bits market. Much cheaper than 1:32 and some of the late 60's early 70's stuff is golden!

Try this link of links too: http://www.bradstracks.com/links-page.htm

This club is UK based in Derby: http://www.dhorc.freeserve.co.uk/Welcome.htm

One other thing, HO railroad, while actually 1:87 as opposed to 1:64ish slots can provide lots of trackside accessories if you shop smart for slightly over scale train stuff or items that can fit in with your layout... some guys have used 1:72 Military figures and changed / altered these into rac marshals etc.

Even the Scaley Dunlop/Goodyear bridge doesn't look out of place spanning an HO layout.

Bottom line is they're slot cars and they're fun! I can't wait ti; I have more space for both a 1:32 and and HO track!

Cheers, Ken R
 
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