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Our classic barriers' clips are breaking off at an alarming rate and so the time has come to consider replacement.

My understanding is that Scalextric Sport, Ninco, and SCX Barriers are all usable on Scalextric classic track, but does anyone have any views on the pros and cons of each?

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I'm tempted by the Scalextric Sport ones as the clips are separate to the barriers unlike the Ninco & SCX items which seem similar in principle to the Scalextric classic ones.
 

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I love my big pile of Ninco barriers and fences. The silver barriers look a lot more like the real thing than the old style white/red/yellow ones. I don't like the clips on the Sport ones as they have an annoying habit of popping loose when hit. The Ninco ones are a little softer material, and are therefore less prone to breaking. I've still had a couple of clips break, but I've also had instances (yes, plural) where the border broke under the clip instead of the clip breaking. Now *that's* durable.

Here they are on my old setup from last year. I had to paint the bottom section of the fences white as it was just too much silver otherwise. But that was easily done with a couple of rattle cans.


DSCF0151 by stoooo, on Flickr
 

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In my experience the NINCO ones are not great, they pop out of the NINCO track. Beware that when using barriers rear end detail on a car can take a pasting. The Racer Sideways Riley MkXX seem particularly vulnerable, the Dallara DP is more straightforward. GeraldL
 

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QUOTE (GeraldL @ 4 Mar 2012, 11:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Beware that when using barriers rear end detail on a car can take a pasting.
Which is a good reason for putting borders around the track, too. I totally agree with Gerald, by the way. Some of the painted fences have some very convincing car coloured paint rubs on them
 

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Hi
I've tried Ninco, Scalextric classic and SCX barriers on my Ninco track. Going by the barriers the Ninco track seems to be slightly deeper than Scalextric/SCX so if you use Ninco on Scalextric classic track they may be loose. When fitted to Ninco track Scalextric barriers lean back
, they seem to fit the borders better if you can miss the red parts. SCX barrier seems to be the hardest of the three but does fit the Ninco track better and being longer seem better around tight bends
. The Ninco barrier is the most flexible and the silver looks right for road sode armaco
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Can't agree with the durability of the Ninco clips
. I've bought all three types secondhand on E-B and the SCX was fine, some broken clips on Scalextric classic but lots of problems with the Ninco
. If buying second-hand even if the clips appear ok ask the seller to confirm they are all ok as I have found a lot that look ok break as the are being fitted to the track
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Okay, thanks everyone for your input...it's looking like SCX is the way forward then...are they made from a different material to my twenty year old Scaley Classic ones, or is it just that they may well be twenty years newer and therefore less degraded?

P.S. Nice idea to spray barriers silver, might try that.
 

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ONe small point: SCX make silver and red guard rails that are full 45° as opposed to the older Scalextric ones that are only 22.5° (assuming radius 2) and the barriers click together so the SCX can make a seamless barrier around the track and are faster to put on.
 

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dvd3500,
will the SCX guard rails (and borders????) fit Scalextric Sport Track?

 
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