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Hi Guys

Have been reading the forum for months and have finally go round to signing up.

Just a bit of background:

I have a 105ft Ninco track with around 50 cars (various makes). Recently switched from Scalextric Sport so I have loads of that to dispose of now.

Looking forward to joining in the banter.

Paul
 

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just for curiosity's sake, why did you switch over from scalex sport to ninco? for me personally the other way round would make more sense... Bet there is a sound reason for it, so please tell us


Oh, welcome to the forum... have a great time
 

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I have raced on a friends Ninco track on a few occasions and most cars seem to run better on that - particularly non-magnet cars and makes like Vanquish. Since switching I have beaten the average speed in m/s for every car I own - some are marginal but some by huge amounts.

I know there are probably more options with the Scalextric, but I only want a basic track to race on, ie no crossovers and I am not really interested in the forthcoming digital technology. I have set it up with a DS lapcounter and independent power to each lane and I use Professor Motor controllers. There are no longer any problems with power continuity.

The Sport track was ok and I wouldn't discourage anyone from using it - I just prefer the Ninco.

The hobby is definitely costing too much money though - just far too much damn good stuff on the market!
 

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QUOTE (roadrunner @ 10 Apr 2004, 22:29)The Sport track was ok and I wouldn't discourage anyone from using it - I just prefer the Ninco.

The hobby is definitely costing too much money though - just far too much damn good stuff on the market!
smile.... sounds familiar


so, down to the nitty gritty stuff, how many trackpieces are we talking about, and could you give me an indication of your best price? maybe interesting for my club... see if we can turn out a decent rally track... but will have to confirm first


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Jan

There are 167 pieces, mainly standard straghts and curves, but also a few crossovers and half, quarter & short straights. The whole lot including two transformers, lap counter, power base and a few borders cost over £700 to buy.

I haven't spent much time researching how much to expect for selling but I suppose in total I'll be looking to recoup around £400 or so. I would be willing to split and sell it in stages.

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Hi,

I live in Uxbridge/Hillingdon area in Middlesex.

There are a couple of clubs near here, if you are interested in seeing some of the club scene. I recomend Eastcote Scalex Club in Northwood Hills. It's a 130 foot, 8 lane Ninco track, so just a bit longer than yours
and quite a bit wider!

Email me if you are interested: [email protected]

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If you are interested in club racing there a couple of club quite a bit closer, Woodgreen Scalex club [large 6 lane scalex track meet every Tuesday night, contact Steve Carter] and NLSME [NLondon] which is in Finchley [4 lane timber track 96.5' long, meet every Thursday night, mainly BSCRA racing with Scalex racing every other Friday night, contact Ian Fisher or me].
More details can be found on the Chris Frost /BSCRA site :
http://uk.geocities.com/slot_racing/
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