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So I ordered a digital set for my kids (and me)for Christmas. I have not bought a race set since I was in grade school. I spent a several days researching tracks and brands and ended up going with a digital scalextric set. The set I ordered is the C1260T. It looked like it would be a setup we would enjoy.

Anybody have this particular set or have any thoughts about it. I was joking with my wife that it's just not Christmas without a race set to play with. I can't wait for Santa to come.
 

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I have an two older digital version of this set, and am thinking of extending my own layout with this one. Brilliant in my opinion nice long starting track so you have some freedom for a floor circuit, good cars with lights (always fun in the night:p). My only complaint is the aston is far to light, fast (although i have faster and grippier cars - lambourghini gallardo and audi r8) but light so it crashes easy.
Oh and if your anything like me then you will be losing a lot of spoilers wing mirrors etc. - only makes them faster

Benjamin
 

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Cool. Thanks for the info Benjamin. I spent several days looking at sets before I finally made a decision. It used to be a lot easier picking out a track. You just bought the most track you could find that had the most loops or wall climbs.

I think we are going to have a blast with this.
 

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Benjamin re your Aston. Clean and true the tyres or better yet, get some Ortmanns the 37U size for it. Trust me. It becomes a different car.


Also the Maserati MC12 is not too good out of the box...it's needs a stronger magnet, that's if you planning on keeping the magnets in.
 

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Hi Rockytop - welcome to SlotForum.

Yep you will have a blast with this but beware it is HIGHLY addictive.

If car performance is an issue there are all sorts of things you can do to tune them for little or no cost. If the Aston Martin really is too light or keeps popping out the slot - take the body off and put some Blu-Tak or plasticene (re-usable modelling clay) somewhere near the guide and it will change the handling. Not too much - just a little at a time.

Remember there are loads of cars that are compatible with Scalextric but you will need to be handy with a soldering iron to fit the digital chips.

More track will come in due course - Evilbay is great for cheap track and in the UK Scalextric is by far the most popular and cheap track on the bay - not sure if it's the same for you.

Does your set have the 4 car powerbase or the six car power base with the large LCD display? If it's the 6 car powerbase then sometime in the new year look up SSDC - your fun will reach a higher plane.

There are many, many people here on SlotForum willing to help newbies so ask away. You can use the search function to find stuff but if you are unsure after that just post your questions.

Enjoy your Christmas!
 

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hi
going to be a very excited household come xmas day.

Hope the wallet can stand some hammer as this gets very addictive and some of the add ons are to die for.

Enjoy.
 

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QUOTE (Keeto @ 12 Dec 2011, 20:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Benjamin re your Aston. Clean and true the tyres or better yet, get some Ortmanns the 37U size for it. Trust me. It becomes a different car.


Thanks for that keeto, so how would a fool like myself clean and truse tyres?
benjamin
 

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Hey, you're no fool we all started somewhere.


What I did in the beginning was to clean the tyres with a lint roller, or some masking tape works well, anything sticky. Just run the tyres over the sticky stuff. You'll be amazed about all the gunk that comes off the tyres. I still use the lint roller.

You can true tyres in all kinds of ways.
What I did in the beginning was glue a piece of sandpaper to a piece of track....like P280 grit I think it was. Then I put a lollipop stick in the slot to stop the car running away...attached a powerbase to the track and then power it up and then with a controller in one hand and the car in the other dropped it down slowly so the rear tyres scraped on the sandpaper till they were true. You need to practice a bit.

Now I just use the Area3 Tyre Truer...works a charm....but it's expensive.

HTH.
 

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hi
one of my current fave's is a block of mdf a little wider than the width of a car and place a piece of double sided sticky tape on.

Just roll the car accross with the front lifted a little and get perfectly clean tyres.
 
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