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just something ive noticed with the R2 Scalextric crossover track. if i hit them at speed i dont deslot, but thather the guid blade is ripped out of its hole and the car rolls away. there is also a loud 'click' as cars go over them (mainly from out to in). in my opinion i think the plasctic section is a bit to big (cars stop if traveling to slow) and there isnt a wide enough sections that is causing the guides to clip the edge and come off. has anyone else experienced this, or is it just my crap driving?!?

it only happens with the self cetering guides, not the standard black ones
 

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use a bridge to even out lane lenghts, crossovers are getting annoying! i just dont have enough track/accessories to do it yet!
 

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I have been chastised for criticizing that piece of track by quite a few folks on another forum. In fact, the design of this thing is so wrong, I don't know where to start. Regardless, it CAN be fixed by smoothing and rounding the entry-egress slots with a Dremel tool fitted with a small 1/8" vertical mill end, and lots of patience and precision.
Best is to bin them, that's where they belong.
The Carrera crossovers do not have any such problems...
 

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I have four crossovers at Petit Spa (full Ninco track), and I don't have problems of deslotting cars or ripped out guides on them. I really like the cross-overs. It makes the racing much more challenging. The lanes are perfect equally in length, and it makes you really think where you want to overtake the other one... you have to be very close behind the car in front of you to be able to overtake him before the next crossover.

What I do have to say is... that most of the cars we know from Scalextric have the intention of ripping out their own guides in sharp corners. But not on the crossovers.

cheers

Gunther
 

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I have Scalextric Sport R2 crossovers and I really like them. Credibility caution: I am a "lounge floor hobbyist"

I have no problem with cars traversing them at any speed, Scaley blue/ black, Fly, Slot-it, Carrera (trimmed for depth). Certainly no guide blade ripping out. Noise over the centre black dead section is no more than over many track joins, especially the Classic ones.

Could just be down to production tolerances and I am lucky in the draw.
But if there is a step mismatch or binding, surely it is not such hard work to trim it.

Mine are staying in the track, definitely not the bin


Just MHO.

Cheers, Isetta.
 

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i much prefer the design of a cross over on a corner to a strait, they make racing more fun, and u gotta think about it whe u get to close to a car at a crossover (althoug it always seems to be me slowing down), but they are annoying me a bit
 
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