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Just purchased the New Platinum 6 car Scalextric to add to my older Digital versions. The older PB was a bit confusing however with the Help of Greg G's instructional videos (lost without them) have the kids addicted. (That was the plan.) I saw some great videos showing fuel management pit stops etc and would love to add this to my setup. The Pit Lane Game is a start. I have the "old" RMS digital scalextric unit but never did much with it. Help. Any RMS advice for Digital Scalextric? (Mac or PC) JoeOhio
 

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hi
my personal favourite is ssdc together with pitpro ( modified pitlane game ) and the excellent bluetooth wireless throttles wich have just been released.

It's a very addictive package and ssdc is still under a very well supported upgrade path.
 

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Thanks I am on my way.

Just to make sure before I cut... I saw Greg G's instructional video for the 6 car PB and saw that if I change the platform to Analogue, I am able to keep the Curved lane changers in the layout if I make those two cuts to the metal tape as he depicted. Just to make sure... doing this will not affect the performance in digital and or analogue modes? I am not worried about the warranty etc. Also, I assume I can move the components of the lane change (ie solenoids, flipper, plug and all that other stuff underneath the curve piece) over to the other end of the curve to change it from a Right hand Curve (out to in) to a Left hand Curve (in to out) ... or something like that?
 

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QUOTE (JoeOhio @ 27 Jan 2012, 19:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks I am on my way.

Just to make sure before I cut... I saw Greg G's instructional video for the 6 car PB and saw that if I change the platform to Analogue, I am able to keep the Curved lane changers in the layout if I make those two cuts to the metal tape as he depicted. Just to make sure... doing this will not affect the performance in digital and or analogue modes? I am not worried about the warranty etc. Also, I assume I can move the components of the lane change (ie solenoids, flipper, plug and all that other stuff underneath the curve piece) over to the other end of the curve to change it from a Right hand Curve (out to in) to a Left hand Curve (in to out) ... or something like that?

Correct!
 

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Well, warranty will be gone...

There are only two RMS programs for the new 6 car powerbase, PCLapCounter and SSDC. But SSDC is the only one that truly utilises all the capability, not surprising really as the author of the software is also the guy that helped Scalextric in the design of the new powerbase protocols etc.
 

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What does the two cuts really do to the curve lane change? It seems very easy to do. Why didn't Scalextric just leave that circuit open so the cuts would not be necessary?
 

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I am a simple guy, probably something to do with AC or DC issues and/or digital vs analog. I am sure many on this site know exactly. All I need to know is that it works.
 

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And btw, SSDC with PitPro is a great product and has great tech support from Andy and RIKOROCKET too. Elevates racing to a new level.
 

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In digital mode, the track is treated as though it is one continuous length. The computing is performed on what passes the sensors, however, in analogue mode the tracks have to be kept separate as you are racing lane against lane and the computing is performed on which sensor is triggered first.

The CLC was made first and when they made the XLC, Scalextric realised that the extra connections were not needed. The CLC is no longer made as it was not that successful and it would have cost Scalextric big bucks to fix the connectors to make it compatible for analogue use. If you read the APB literature you will find that Scalextric state that the CLC should not be used with it.
 

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I'm glad I asked. I just ordered 2 CLC. Are you saying I should not use them with the APB? I can mod them and use them with the APB?
 

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Nah, use them, but if you plan to use analog mode (or in some cases, even digital mode), just follow the photo to make the cuts. It will then work great in both modes.
 

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If you get bored with the CLCs ........... you could always get 2 out2in and chop them in half to make the S-bend changer. This make a fun change from the normal to a racing-line curve.
 

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Ok, I'm going to make the cuts. The warranty really doesn't matter to me. It probably costs more to ship a defective item than to buy a new one anyway.

I can't wait to get SSDC. That is the next item on the list.
 
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