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From their site: Scalextric has now introduced new banked track. Better than the track sold in the 1970's, the new track replicates Indy and Nascar style race circuits. Alternatively, you can use the banked curve track to feature in any layout your imagination chooses. Think 'Brooklands'!, Think 'Indianapolis'!

C8296 and C8297 banked curves are available in Radius 2 AND Radius 3 sizes so four-lane curves are a reality!
 

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They look sweet , any idea on how much extra speed you can take through a banked R2 bend rather than normal R2 bend ?
 

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It does look pretty good, I do hope they bring out radius 1 and radius 4 as well, since I am trying to design a 6 laner!
 

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I can be wrong, but, on the picture, the piece of track looks like a common R2 curve, in other terms, a flat one.

To slightly elevate a turn doesn't make it a banked one.
 

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agreed that a flat piece is not a banked piece, which should be a conic section. However with 10 degrees banking it would be hard to see from the pictures. Scalextric have been siting this banked curve as the saviour of the moto-GP range's leaning issues, and it's still not in the shops despite the bikes already being here. I can only assume they have been putting propper care and attention into this product and it is done correctly.
 

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The second radius banked track example at the London Toy Fair was a brand new design taking into account the ergonomics of banked track at a 10 degree angle and therefore was slightly longer. At that stage the track surface did not have the SPORT texture applied so it did look like a bit of an ice rink but clearly there has been new tools developed for this. The banked track is going to be made of the same material as the normal track.

The webbing underneath should make the banking a very solid bit of work indeed being not prone to any damage if accidently walked on and being very smooth to corner on!

And in sharing the same footprint as current radius 2 and 3 curves clubs that run with 4 lane Classic and SPORT track circuits can very easily substitute standard curves for some banked track in parts of the circuit if they wish.


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QUOTE not prone to any damage if accidently walked on

Where can we get this material from? I want to make all my cars out of it!


Indeed, it does look sturdy and the ability to slot it into regular tracks will be great, and very much unlike the old banking. But what clubs have four lane tracks? I know there are some, but they are few. How about two more radii please Mr Scalextric?

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QUOTE not prone to any damage if accidently walked on
If it is so astoundingly indestructible, then why isn't ALL Scalextric track made that way?

It's quite obvious that any raised track WILL, inevitably be subject to damage if walked on and it is the height of nonsense to claim otherwise.
I'm sorry, but such irresponsible overstatements will continue to attract derision and are directly responsible for scathing comment that would simply not occur had such obviously absurd claims not been made. Unfortunately, the rebuttal of nonsensically impossible claims tends to become associated with the product as well as with the originator of the comment. I am sure I am not alone in having a high enough regard for Scalextric that I don't appreciate silly comments that actually damage the credibility of the company as a whole.

Scalextric make good products that stand on their own merits.
It does them the most gross disservice to provoke ridicule and argument with overstated claims that are so over the top that they are impossible to live up to. Scalextric themselves are most careful not to over-hype their products and it would be wise to take on board their example of sensible and professional restraint.
 

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Some people have suspected that moped has links with scalextric. I think it is becoming increasingly clear that moped is working for a competitor of scalextric, since all his ridiculous overstatements and crass one sided praise end up making everyone else think worse of the company than before he typed.
 

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I agree with both of you!

You just make people dissapointed when they get the products and they aren't as good as you say. 'I just tested my banking and it broke... nice one Moped, won't buy any more Scelxtric stuff again...'. You see what we mean? Next you will be telling us that the Vintage F1 will handle without a magnet!

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Its an interesting concept, this comment of indestructibility.
I've been dead twice, they tell me, but yet.... here I am. Last time woke up in a hospital and recognized the light fittings. Kinda interesting lying there and trying to work out which bits were still attached.

Maybe I should start wearing Scalextric track.
 

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I think the concept of 'indestructibility' has a long history when it comes to 'plastic' products here are some 'recent' examples.

vinyl records - introduced as 'indestructable' and with 'super-sound quality' etc - when initially compared with the bakelite 78' records... it was eventually realized that 'indestructable' did not include that they sounded that brilliant anymore after a 'few' scratches etc...


cd - yes very much 'indestructable' - unfortunately as we all know very well this does not include the possibility to enjoy the actual listening to any of the recorded music after some 'scratches' on your favorite cd... oh and they did not foresee corrosion did they - not included in the original assumptions regarding being 'indestructable' ...

so while these products in some way may have been 'indestructable' this did not actually anymore fully include the assumption of them being usable for their stated purpose inclusive the originally hyped quality...

just my two pennies...

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There is only one person, or object which is indestructable - His name......."Captain Scarlet"

drum beat........ ! ! ! ! ! ! !
 

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What is going to happen when you step on Carrera banked track?

What is going to happen when you step on the old Scaley banked track?

Scaley have taken this factor into account when designing the support structure for the new Scaley banked track. Nothing is bullet proof but at least an effort has been made to provide some resistance in the event of an accident happening.

Scaley track is used at floor level more than any other 1:32 slot car track in the whole world. Some folk here are just getting a bit silly and its not me folks but a consistent 2 or 3 would like you to believe that it is!



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QUOTE Some folk here are just getting a bit silly
And some are considerably more than a bit.

QUOTE Scaley track is used at floor level more than any other 1:32 slot car track in the whole world.
While this might or might not be true, facts and figures are needed or it's just
more BS and bravado - yet another invitation to ridicule that inevitably rubs off on what might be a very fine product. It must be an acute embarrassment.

I suppose a continued lack of the slightest substantiation for anything and complete failure to address any sensible points made, could, with enough wriggling and application of alien warp drive, be twisted into a perverted resemblance to a definition of 'consistency'!
 

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QUOTE What is going to happen when you step on Carrera banked track?

What is going to happen when you step on the old Scaley banked track?

Same as what will happen when you stand on the new stuff. "OWWWW.. SHFKGDMFOW.. *TRIP*"

btw.. I believe the reason for the new style of supports for the bank curve is so that the entire banking structure sits in place as cars travel it, rather than the old Scaley stuff that flapped more than some member's mouths.


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