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Hi,
First post so I might be posting in the wrong place, but hopefully not 😬

So I have 2 old Scalextric sets, an Escort rally one and a mighty metro one, I would like to convert one to digital, I have some old to new track but I cannot get it to actually join.
Is this not feasible? The old track is from the 1990s, is it too old?
Im pretty well stuck with this, please help
 

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Does all the track have squarish connectors at end to connect or does one set have round connectors?

Can you post some pics of what track you have and what 'is not feasible', you mean your layout just doesn't meet up track connector-wise?
 

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The squarish connector track is Scalextric Sport Digital (SSD) - latest track release.

The roundish connector track is Scalextric Classic - older version of track, more brittle and has a shorter guide depth then SSD so modern cars are harder to run unless you shave the guides down.

You can buy a connector that joins the two types of track, it's a half straight with the different connectors on each end.

Have you got controllers and power supplies with the sets?

I'd suggest forgetting the Classic set and focusing on the SSD set, you can buy extra track second hand on ebay and punt the Classic set.

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the old scalex track does not slide together they lift

into one and other I am not sure about about the new track it may slide together then clip into place I do know the pins under the classic track are round am not sure with the new track this may be square peg

Zen

you can use either for digital if you decide to go that route,
 

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So you have a mix of SSD (the shinier track with square lug) and Classic track (the duller track with two round lugs), you also have a converter pack so that should allow you to connect it all together as there are two pieces of track in it? So one part of track is all SSD and the other is Classic?
 

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The squarish connector track is Scalextric Sport Digital (SSD) - latest track release.
The roundish connector track is Scalextric Classic - older version of track, more brittle and has a shorter guide depth then SSD so modern cars are harder to run unless you shave the guides down.

You can buy a connector that joins the two types of track, it's a half straight with the different connectors on each end.

Have you got controllers and power supplies with the sets?

I'd suggest forgetting the Classic set and focusing on the SSD set, you can buy extra track second hand on ebay and punt the Classic set.

gl!
 

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Im going to do this, buy digital and probably sell/ scrap the older stuff.
The problem is Ive got to modify about 12 older cars, Opel Vectras, Chevrolets Camaros, Ford Mustangs, alfa 155 etc, etc
 
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