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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 have recently got myself a sport set, I must say I'm chuffed to bits. The slot is deep and completely covered underneath, no more 'clacking' from un-trimmed ninco guides.

The grip does seem to have diminished, but I think that adds to the fun. The track is easy to fit together, and its flexibility in the joints allow you to just pull together the last peices that don't quite fit.

The only thing that is slightly dissapointing in my opinion is the racing crossovers, I tend to brake during the corner rather than before, and often end up stalling between the rubber bits where the lanes cross.
haha. I've never competitivly raced (except a scalextric wagon in the toys r us car park
) so I can't compare myself to anyone else. It's probably because I'm using standard cars with magents? I have no idea.

Actualy, since I posted that, I only experienced that problem 3 times in my afternoon testing.

Back on topic, I am also impressed with my lap counter. Since my new computer forgot to have a COM port I couldn't use my RMS, so i got a lap counter/timer. I'm really pleased with it. That's probably not much use for clubs, but for me and my two lanes it does the job perfectly.
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