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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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Grip on sport track also puzzled me, but when fitted (using a good example of Wrexham's superb track) I thought it was much smoother than Ninco. I've visited Phoenix and found that quite good. But me being a fussy routed track racer, found it quite hard to get accustomed to, patricianly the bumps. I have 2 routed wood tracks near me, Pendle, which became one of the British slot racer's favourites. And also, Jim Brown's amazingly fast track in Preston. Both of these tracks were built by Pendle Slot Racing.

I have attempted to build my own track from roughly 1 inch MDF and I bought a router. I drew out the track on the board, but that was as far as I got. Other things unfortunately took priority.
So I'd say you just need time to work on a project like this. But once it's done you'll never have uneven track problems again. And a completely personal track!

O I believe Wolverhampton Scalextric Club are buying Hamilton's 4 lane wood track.

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