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Scalextric 1/24th Track



We started work today on a Scalextric Super 124 track, which will be used at the Slot Fest to demo / test the range of Scaleauto & BRM 1/24th scale cars.
The track will have individual lane power and will also demo DS stop / go boxes and lap counting. Tru-speed controllers will be used.
Steve Hills from Tru-speed will also be on the stand to talk about his range of controllers.

Scalextric 124 track is now very difficult to obtain and very few clubs use it. as far as i know there are no clubs in the UK and very few in Europe still using it. This track was purchased only recently having been in storage for several years since the closure of Crofton Racing Circuit on the south coast.
The track will be larger than the one pictured but we wanted to put together a test circuit. The track is as the title suggests 'super'. Considering that Scalextric 124 was only produced for a very limited period in the early 1970s, the track worked 1st time with no major problems. The texture gave good grip levels whilst allowing for non mag cars to drift controllably.

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I guess the largest Scalextric Super 1/24 track by far today must be the Nokia Tyres Slot Racing Club
in Finland (yes, the same Nokia as the phone maker...), still alive and very much kicking. The track is
called Nokwood and consists of 250 pieces of Super 1/24 track, 112 straights and 56 + 56 curves
(inner/outer) for a total of 33,4 meters (110 feet) in a six lane layout. Quite impressive!








 

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Seen the Nokia track pictures before - very impressive. I think one of their members Kai frequents this forum from time to time.
Looking at the track list we may just have enough track to do something similar. But not in time for Slot fest !
Does anyone here remember racing on the Crofton Racing Circuit?
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QUOTE (Pendleslot @ 6 May 2011, 18:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Does anyone here remember racing on the Crofton Racing Circuit?
Sean

Just about! It was quite a while ago.

I seem to recall they were a bit short of straight pieces, so one of the straights had a section in it where, using bends only, the 6 lanes split in half and then converged again. And another straight had two convex and two concave pieces - that would normally make up a bridge on a three lane circuit - side by side so that the track suddenly dropped away to a lower level. That took a bit of getting used to!
 
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