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Hi, I'm new (or rather returning after 20 years away) to slot cars, so please be gentle with me


I have been offered two secondhand tracks/sets, both of which claim to be 1/32 Carrera, one of the sellers supplied lots of blurb about being German made, suitable for 1/24 as well as 1:32 and says it is called "Superlooping", the other set looks identical, except that it is missing a couple of bits of track. However the only one who has given me dimensions so far says track width is 13.5 cm, the guide slots are 3.2 cm center from outside of track. Which seems too narrow for the specs I have seen for Carrera.

Pictures are at:
http://www.geocities.com/m.battley/6541268_full.jpg
http://www.geocities.com/m.battley/6489096_full.jpg

I'm chasing more details from the sellers, but any guesses as to what these actually are? What should I check/ask to make sure that they are "proper" Carrera?

By the way, what do I have to do to be able to put images in the post?

Thanks,

Mark.
 

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Hi,

that's a Carrera CarRacing package. Similar to the actual Profi system by Carrera. New Profi Parts will fit with it for sure.

Scale is 1:43 not 1:32.

Go for 1:24 Exclusiv Carrera track parts or to Scalex Sport.

greetz

h3lldriver
 

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The pictures show the cheap failure of Carrera entering the consumer market. This track is no longer in production - stopped in 2001! - and you won't get new parts for it! It fits Carrera Profi track - but is narrower! Carrera Profi has a track width of 18cm - slot distance is 7,2cm. CArrera profi is hard to get outside of Germany/Austria and Switzerland and tracks are not cheaper than Evolution/Exclusiv which offers 4 different curves and 4 different banked curves.
If you want to start new with slotracing - don't consider systems like the old Carrera CarRacing or Artin 1/43 - these are cheap toys!
If you've not a lot of space available and you cant leave the track assembeled, try Scalextric Sport or Ninco - use Carrera Exclusiv/Evolution if you've enough space and you leave the track assembeled for a while.
 

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Carrera now market "Carrera Go" in the US which is a 1/43 scale system. I don't know for certain that it is compatible with Profi (or CarRacing?), but I assume it would be. The sets are targeted at a younger entry-level market. They are widely available at Christmas time - often at places as peculiar as "Bed, Bath and Beyond". Not as "serious" a system as 1/32.
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Thanks everyone, that clears it up. Apparently the scale is not listed anywhere on the box, but the other seller has also confirmed that the width is 137mm track, 72mm between tracks, and has accepted that it must be 1/43.

I'll keep looking. I'll probably end up going for Scalex sport since it is readily available down here (NZ) (as far as I can tell Carrera isn't sold here, just Scalex, SCX and occasionally Ninco), and can be joined with Scalex classic which appears to be the only common secondhand 1:32 track locally.

Cars are small enough to buy from overseas, but shipping charges on full sets are prohibitive.

Thanks again,

Mark.
 
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