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Simon Moss (Undisputed #1 Racer Fan)
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Last week I took a week off work and one of the things I did was to lay a small layout downstairs on the lounge floor. Although I have a 90ft + track in the loft I occasionally build a circuit downstairs with the sport sets I have.

After a couple of days down it started to loose it's flavour a bit, as all smallish circuits do, so I decided to use the jumps that came with the "Italian Job" set. They are very simple to insert and can be removed very easily also. To my amazement they worked extremely well, working not only with Scalextric cars, but Fly, Ninco and SCX. In fact the Fly cars (although we only used Venturi's) seemed to work the best of all. I varied the width of the jump from time to time and found the ideal width to be approximately 6-7 inches. I think with a longer run up wider distances could be achieved very easily.

Has anybody alse had an experiences with these jumps and what distances have you achieved ?

I might clip them into my loft circuit sometime which has much longer straights and try to see how far certain cars can jump.

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I think it should say somewhere on them "Not suitable for use with Moto GP bikes"...


We used them before and found that a distance of about 15 meters is possible with a Scalex TVR. Although this was aided by a bottle of water which was used as a baseball bat halfway through the jump...

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I managed to jump 13 scalextrtic metros (side by side) with my fly truck once!

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QUOTE (tibius181 @ 3 Sep 2004, 16:23)I managed to jump 13 scalextrtic metros (side by side) with my fly truck once!

Doug

Remind me not to lend you any of my cars


McLaren, remind me not to lend you anything!!!!

Next time either of you do this you must take photos and post them for us all to see, it is the law


Cheers,

Julian.
 

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I've found that F1 cars seem to like the jump the best out of my cars. The rally cars seemed to get stuck at the bottom of the jump quite often.
 

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I jumped a Scalextric Mondeo out of Slot-Tech Raceway!

It left the building and hit a car in the carpark, leaving skid marks on a Vauxhal Nova.


pictures on the way...

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me and a frind flew a gt40 and a corrola into his paddling pool with my one
gt40 flew quite well
course the jump was used as a kicker, the track was pointed at quite a steep angle
 

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What about jumping the ninco pickups, you could use a few jump sets to make a stadium truck type course, will they work with the drop guides?
 
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