bless father christmas. his delivery of a new scalextric set for our 7 year old gave me all the excuse i needed to dig out all my old cars from the loft and start trawling ebay for those (very elusive) bargains. last time i was "into" slotcars there wasnt even a tinternet to get your juices flowing with ideas. we had to make do with lurking in the local model shop....long since gone! i can see this lark getting very expensive. im sure mine is a story thats been repeated over and over but hey , me and the boy are having a blast!!!