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Looking with green eyes at the new SCX LeMans start set..... But is there any way I can hook this up to my 4-lane?? Can the necessary extensions be adapted or scratch built from other sections? Or do we just have to lobby SCX to do it for us.... soon. Or is it already out there? 6-lane would be cool, too! Can't you just imagine 6 GT40s, Porsches, 512s lined up slantwise by the track as the clock strikes 4?
Do any of you chaps have any suggestions?
 

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Scalextric made these multi lane track sections , originally for thier Pit Lane. I am pretty sure these would do what you want as they did the first Le mans starts and the are the same.
However they are hard to find now and expensive when you do..happy hunting
 

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the scx le-mans start has the lanes in the wrong order: the front lane goes to the nearside, the rear goes to the far side, meaning the front car has a shorter track. The old scaley one had them the other way round, much better...
 

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Personal choice of course, but i (and i would) think the SCX Le Mans version is correct/better!

The old Scalextric Le Mans start had the cars crashing into each other on exit, the SCX does not!

I have both and the SCX will go on the layout!

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We have too many first corner crashes without a LeMans start to worry about so my preference would go to the SCX also.

I'm not sure whether there would be compatability issues in mixing Scalextric and SCX but Swissracer is right, they don't come cheap! One recently went on ebay for £260
 

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I had often pondered on the sanity of whoever designed the original.
Thank goodness someone had the sense to correct this elementary blunder in the new one!
I think I can manage quite well without either, though.
 

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Of course with digital you'll be able to have three in a row, feeding six cars on to two lanes from in front of the pit/grandstand units. Spectacular!

Scott
 

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Scott... you have me slavering at the mouth!!!

But lacking the funds to invest in ebay collectors items and digital tracks etc etc... Is my thought about scratchbuilding extensions for multiple lane starts completely off the wall? Has anyone tried mucking about with track sections? I've got plenty of spare Classic & SCX track to saw up. Any tricks for connecting/fixing?

I wonder if I could rig up a little 1/32 Jackie Ickx sauntering slowly across to his GT40?

Cheers everyone!
 

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Hi!
Try these they may give you a hint or two:
www.pitslot.de
www.132er.de, then goto basteltips, choose streckenteileand then boxengasse
Hope they can help.
Magnus
 

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I've seen track customised before, some of it looking very professional. Trial and error I guess.

Funny how we are into moving toy cars, but like modelling the static bits too, isn't it.

Scott
 

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Yes! I never had any interest in collecting statics. Couldn't see the point of a racing car sat on the shelf, when you could actually race one. But now my shelves are filling up with static slot cars, and the idea of making a proper setting for them is growing! Cheers!
 

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You mean like this?


I love my 4 lane SCX Lemans start set up. SCX did make the 4 lane crossover and it was also made by Exin and branded Scalextric in Spain.

The scaley crossover doesnt work.

Now, it is discontinued
but does occasionally come up on Ebay
but is usually pretty pricey. I started to make one from scratch but turned up a couple on Ebay and it only cost me one arm and the leg below the knee!


Steve
 

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Steve
The photo URL just needed a ~ immediately in front of your name.
Hope you don't mind my inserting it for you.
Excellent pic!
 

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Wow! Exactly what I had in mind. That's inspiring! I don't think I'm even going to risk getting sucked in to ebay, bearing in mind that the children need feeding once in a while, but it gives me the incentive to at least try sawing up some spare bits of track to see if I can do it. What next? Opening doors on the cars so the drivers can get in?
 

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QUOTE What next? Opening doors on the cars so the drivers can get in?
Didn't most of them leap athletically OVER the doors or straight through the open widow if the car had a lid?
 

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Gosh....it is just so embarrassing to post a smart alec riposte that gets shot right back in your face again. I really thought that opening doors and articulated drivers might be a radical idea. I didn't honestly realise that it's standard practice in other clubs. I stand instantly corrected. But always looking for a challenge, I'm now fitting my cars with miniature multi-CD players so that the drivers can have something interesting to listen to while they lap the tail enders- like Stirling Moss in his Rob Walker 250 SWB. Finding appropriate music is fun. `I'm a Looser' is popular with the Aston Martins. 'We are the Champions' is reserved for Porsches. Meanwhile Jackie Ickx is still ambling slowly across the Sarthe tarmac, 'You Can't Hurry, Love' echoing from the open door of his waiting Gulf GT40. Don't tell me THAT's been done before....or am I wrong again? OK then. What music would other people install in their slot car's sound system?
Oh. Time for my medication already.
 

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QUOTE (howmet tx @ 5 Dec 2003, 05:08 PM)Wow! Exactly what I had in mind. That's inspiring! I don't think I'm even going to risk getting sucked in to ebay, bearing in mind that the children need feeding once in a while, but it gives me the incentive to at least try sawing up some spare bits of track to see if I can do it. What next? Opening doors on the cars so the drivers can get in?
this might help http://mr-bigstuff.com/howorld/archives/ho...emn/lemans.html
 
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