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Some may have seen I'm in the process of creating track space in the loft but have been delayed somewhat with regard to having the insulation replaced with non-choking, non skin itching, friendly on the body insulation.

However, I still fancy getting a set to start off with. I was going to buy a set from Ebay but it seems a bit hit and miss with regard to finding a decent well priced set.

Having looked at the slotcity site I'm interested in the following two sets:-

The SCX Rally Australia
http://www.slotcity.co.uk/product_info.php...roducts_id=1103

Or the Scalextric Rally Sport
http://www.slotcity.co.uk/product_info.php...products_id=101

These are enough to get me started and I have space for the modest track in the spare bedroom until the loft is ready. Which of these two sets is best? They seem reasonably identical but I prefer the SCX as you seem to get more extras like grand chicance etc.

All opinions greatly received
 

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If you like strapping down your controller and toddling off to fix yourself a drink whilst the race ensues, then go with the Scaley.

If you like your WRC sideways (as God intended) then go with the SCX, dispatch those mugnuts to the breeze and slide Charlie Brown, slide!
 

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Gotta be SCX with no magnets, loosen the bodies and replace the rear tyres for grippy types and you will enjoy the racing so much better. I`m not against any particular manufacturer but my opinion is that SCX make by far the best Rally types. Enjoy
 

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I'd go with the Scalextric set. Track is better, Cars are better (ok they don't slide, but they have fine detailing and are mega smooth).

You can always get some cars that go sideways after.. (Ninco Scoob
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All IMO of course.
 

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Mk2 Escort - How is the track better mate?

TBH I was planning to make some further car purchases until I was in a position to be able to use more track.

Wankel Ickx - I'm originally a Witney-ite. Where abouts you from in Oxon?

I have to say I'm leaning towards the SCX track as its a bit cheaper and you get the chicance and the cars are 4WD. Don't know if the Scaley ones are too tho.

Ta.
 

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The Scalextric cars are not 4-wheel drive, but 4-wheel drive is no advantage, though many people just like the idea of having it anyway!

Track is a very personal choice.
Scalextric Sport track is definitely easier to assemble, but it is smoother and more slippery than the coarse surfaced SCX.
 

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Good points above. Concerning the choice of cars, the difference between the two makes mentioned is considerable in terms of driving style. Both are very well made and in my experience SCX are good both with and without magnet whilst the Scaley cars are a handfull without mag and as Wankel pointed out...ballistic (and un Rally like) with mags fitted.

In terms of track choice, whichever you buy, you can modify and make your own specilist sections i.e. gravel surfaces or watery or icey conditions. This is very easy to do and there are lots of ideas and links to be found around the forum. If you go down this road you can always mix in different types and it may make sense to purchase second hand but good condition track that you don`t mind being modified?
 

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QUOTE (Tropi @ 25 Aug 2004, 18:16)The Scalextric cars are not 4-wheel drive, but 4-wheel drive is no advantage, though many people just like the idea of having it anyway!
Much the same as buying the full size Impreza then
 

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Scoobydriver, this is where we hang out of a Tuesday night. I've normally got a SCX Subaru in my pit box and there's another guy who's a fan of the Hornby EVO - you could probably take them for a spin if you ask nicely.

You are more than welcome to come over - I just purchased another SCX Subaru from Slotcity (he's doing an unboxed Scooby and Evo @£34.99) with a fantastic motor in it to go with my other three - odd, because I don't like Subarus.
 

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Hi Scooby,

On my track I have a bit of both SCX and Scaley Sport Track ( and some scalex classic ). I bought the SCX stuff mainly because at one stage they were the only ones selling new Radius 4 turns.

The main advantage I see to the sport track is that the slot is deeper than on classic or SCX track. When you get a few Carrera cars,the Revell ones or even the Slot.it cars, they appreciate the extra depth. It also allows more choice if you decide to replace some of the standard guides on your cars. As money allows, all the older track is being replaced with Sport.

The cars. I am a big fan of the SCX cars, magnet removed, true the tyres,maybe add a little weight and they are terrific fun.

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Ken
 

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Scalextric rally cars, an acquired taste, and with a bit of preparation can be made to slide, although it requires weight and tyres with less grip, okay it goes against the normal set up ideology but it does work.

Regarding SCX rally cars, for the first time I raced an SCX Subaru last night. I have got to say, mightily impressed, I didn't think it would run as well as a Citroen Xsara (the usual race car) and the Subaru looks great too. The Subaru is very low slung with nice robust detail, the biggest shock was how much it made me realise how often I overlook SCX and rally cars in general!


Picture courtesy of Getslotted.co.uk

Finally regarding track, I definitely prefer the texture of Scalextric Classic, SCX (virtually identical to Classic) and Ninco over Sport and Carrera. However, this is a very personal choice and there is no definitive answer, best left for you to experiment.

Jamie
 

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Hi,

Have to confirm with Jamie, the Scoobie did look and run well.

The SCX rally cars with the Mud Effect look great and the detail is superb. 4WD too which is very impressive engineering...

Saving pennies now.....

Regards

Neil
 

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Reasons to buy SCX, 4WD cars, cars look more like the real ones. Reasons to buy Scalextric: Superb fitting track-Sport fits together dead easy. I would go for SCX because I prefer the cars over how good the track is, but only by a little bit.
 
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