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First Scalextric set ?

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Hi,heres a article from Model Maker which seems to contradict the general info we have on the first Scalextric sets made. First the photo shows a set with what looks like a transformer not the battery box. The push button controllers are there. Then the set has both the Ferrari & Maserati in it, not the 2 Ferraris as has been mentioned before with the Maseratis being made a little later. The box top seems the same. This issue of Model Maker is April 1957 3 months after the "official start "January 1957. What do you think. i have a early pre Triang set with both the Maserati & Ferrari. Thanks,Bernard
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Just saw an anticle in an English magazine from December 63, in which all the sets are still given with the transformer as an extra...

Bernard, the magazine article may have just been about a prototype set, that was never actually released. There was a lot ot that in the magazines...

Just looked at the last page. The sentence in question says: Usual mains operation is available by transformer, or the cars will run happily - and for long periods - on normal bell batteries.

Hmm, not all that clear, but looking at the article, this is still a pre-production set...

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