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Looking at David's great slot car purpose built building, has made me start thinking again about my own proposed much more modest set-up.

I really am getting a little disillusioned with Scalextric Sport track, every time I set up a temporary layout I seem to spend a great deal of time just trying to get the track to run properly, the joints seem pretty uneven and slot width is variable to say the least.

I'm very keen to see Jon's set up at Phoenix using Ninco track, as everyone who uses it seems very pleased with it.

Is everyone else happy with Sport? maybe it's just the track I've got, but at the moment I am very reluctant to buy anymore.

I would like to use Carrera but it is just too wide for the space I have available. Perhaps I really should consider routing my own, but I'm no great carpenter so it would require a steep learning curve, any router virgins out there who have gone through this process?.

I think I will have to get Luf's video to check out how he creates his superb tracks.


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I am surprised that anyone would consider ANY sectional plastic track for a permanent circuit.
No sectional plastic system is as good as routed MDF.
Whereas a huge number of plastic users would welcome a routed replacement,
I cannot think that anyone who has a routed track would ever consider replacing it with plastic. The only advantage of sectional track is the ability to pick it up and relay it but, if it's going to be parmanent, this is a completely pointless 'advantage'! It could come in handy while experimenting with trial layouts but, other than that, it's more expensive, way less reliable and limiting in circuit design possibilities.

Routed offers the opportunity for totally reliable mechanical and electrical connections with a surface to your personal choice. You can have ANY number of lanes you can fit in and NO restrictions on radius of curves.
Routed is the ONLY track I would consider for a permanant set-up.
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