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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 glad you said that Inte I think thats just the way sport track is compared to ninco and classic,when I first came to your track I thought it slippy but I thought it was just me being used to the level of grip we get on our routed tracks ,When my routed track got destroyed in the storms we had I set up a polistil track as a tempory trackbut it soon got a layer of rubber down which gave good grip similalarly when I changed to carrera I found that slippy but a libberal aplication of tyre lotions and a bit of use has soon put that right. It looks to me like the manufacturers arnt to fussed about grip as all the cars are designed for magnet racing so when you remove the mags expect a slippy track .I chose the carrera as a cheap option to a mag braid track and when I get it fixed down permenently i will paint it with the same paint as I use on a routed track so I should get the same grip ,As for your sport track it may be if you are now using tyre lotions they are sitting on the polythene and making it slippy ,the carrera and poli tracks are styrene and seem to go sticky like a routed track ,for me I find carrera as near to a routed track as makes no difference .
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