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Hello All-

I am about to attempt converting several cars, both digital and analog from various manufacturers, to Scalextric digital. I have converted other cars to Carrera digital in the past, but this will be my first time going to Scalex. I would appreciate any tips or pointers from anyone who's done this before.

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Warren
 

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I certainly appreciate the encouragement. I will be converting a Powerslot, a SCX, a Carrera, and 2 Turmo's to SCX digital. I am fairly handy with an exacto, dremel, and hot glue, but I really want to know if there are any pitfalls to watch out for when working with Scalextric digital IC's. Thanks again!
 

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QUOTE (MrFlippant @ 13 Feb 2012, 14:33) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Are you talking about Technitoys' SCX Digital, also known as Scalextric the Digital System in Spain?
Or, are you talking about Horby's Scalextric Sport Digital, also know as SuperSlot Digital in Spain?
They are completely different and have VERY different installation requirements.

Hornby's Scalextric Digital is very much like Carrera, except that the LED needs to be on the center line of the car.
Technitoy's SCX Digital is a whole different kind of system, and chipping non-SCX cars is quite a modding challenge.

I am talking about the Hornby Scalextric. I have seen how the Technitoys SCX system works, where the switch in the track is mechanically activated by a "pin" that pushes down through the guide blade of the SCX digital cars. That does seem like it would be very tough to convert a non-SCX car to a digital in that format. As it turns out, it looks like it may in fact be easier to convert other brands to Hornby Scalextrix digital than it is to Carrera. The circuit boards are smaller, and the LED actually has a lead on it, rather than being attached to the digital board. Also, the Scalextric digital does not have a polarity switch like the Carrera does, so no need for extra drilling/dremeling. It looks like this may not be so tough after all, although I may have a little difficulty getting lights to work, especially flashing roof lights on a police car and ambulance. At least I have a couple of weeks to figure it out.

Thank you again everyone!
 
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