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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'm running Sport and have noticed both the problems you mentioned Alan: variations in slot width and uneven joints. The thing is that once you have your final layout you can sort out problem sections and get it all running smoothly before wiring and sticking it all down permanently.

Grip? ...well you know me

As for "routed", I made two hand made tracks back in the '70s: a small hardboard track with a hand sawn and sanded slot and later, a 12' x 4' routed chipboard track with a hand cut hardboard raised section. Neither was particularly hard to make.

The latter track was in the attic and the only negative was the copper tape conductors which were none too happy with the extremes of temperature up there. I imagine you might have a similar problem in your garden shed so braid conductors might be a better bet if you go that way.

I'd make a routed track again if I had the time (and hadn't already spent so much on Sport track). Then I could run wing cars
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