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Hi,

I'm new. I live in the UK. I am here because i need some advice. My husband has always wanted Scalextric and as his 30th birthday is coming up i thought i would get his collection started. Could someone advice me as to what i should buy him? Set? etc I have absolutely no clue and i want it to be a good one. Unfortunately i do not have hundreds to spend but i am willing to spend up to £100 maybe a little over if a set is highly recommended.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Jade
 

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Hi Jade............. will you marry me!?


no seriously, I would take up the startsets at MRE or Pendle as guideline. You need to pick something you think he likes. rally, F1 of LeMans cars, and for priceless fun, driftcars.......you can always make it bigger......but the scalextric startsets are real nice
 

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Hi Jade,
Could I ask where in the country you are, and have you thought of joining in?, I would recommend checking out if there is a local club and go there before buying, you might find that you get a better idea from doing that than listening to the responces here as you will get information that will help the answer.
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Hi Jade & welcome.
The Modeller have a nice looking James Bond Scalextric set reduced from £100 to £60:

Bond, James Bond

which I reckon would be hard to beat, unless you wanted to get your chap set up with Digital, in which case this looks a bit of a bargain, reduced from £150 to £90:

Digital Bargain

I've used The Modeller in the past and would recommend them. Good luck with the search!
Cheers,
Richard
 

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Oooh that Bond set looks a good buy, if I'd been bought that by my wife for my 30th birthday perhaps we'd have still been together..


Suggest you don't go down the digital route just yet, keep it simple at first and if hubby likes it he could always expand into digital at a later stage. Also you can't run cars from different manufacturers on digital.(unless you convert them but that's not where you want to be just yet I guess?)
 

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Hi Jade and welcome.

As zendragon says, a lot depends on where you are, although he didn't notice that you told us you live in the UK.

If you lived in Italy I would get him a Ninco set as, if he later wants to race at clubs, that's all we use here. In the UK anything goes, including wood tracks, so I'd definitely go for Scalextric and yes, keep to analogue for starters.

Above all, point him to this forum.

Good luck. I'm sure he will be unbelievably grateful!
 

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Hi Jade. Goodluck on the search.

Boys, I think the fact that the lady quotes currency by using a pound sign (ie. GBP) should narrow down the where abouts a bit. Sure, I could be simplifying things, but I doubt it.

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Thanks for all the advice.

I'm in Devon in the UK.

I like the idea of digital but you are probably right, keep it simple to begin with.

thanks again. I will definitely tell my husband to check this forum.
 

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Strangley boys I did realize the lady lived in the UK, have any of you checked the club listings in the UK?, there are quite a few so I was asking her to be slightly more precise, and no I didnt want an address just something like local town or something so I could be more helpfull and recommend a club.
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Also Modelzone have this set for £40, less than the cost of the cars:

speed stars

So that's your £100 spent... James Bond £60 & Speed stars £40.
Great start to the hobby.
And you could always treat him to a bargain £20 high detail car to tempt him to buy more...

'BECAUSE HE"S WORTH IT'

Cheers,
Richard
 
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