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Having tried a Carrera set at the local hobby store, I am extremely tempted to acquire a set for myself. :D The slot car actually drifted round the bends and has adjustable magnet to control the traction. :D:D


Am looking at the this:

<img src="http://www.sportcraftcars.com/carrera/Carrera-lemanschamps.jpg">

Any advice?
 

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Vince...I was heavily into slot cars some 25-30 years ago, I had a tool box full of brushes, spare wheels, "moo juice" for traction, and hundreds of other spare parts and bodies. Sounds like a lot of fun with the drift magnets.

How much is the set you pictured???

I have three different sets at home now, that I have never opened, and two others that I play with once in a while. I'm hoping there will be gains from unopens sets in years to come. ( look at what happened to baseball card prices)

If you are any kind of collector, and feel you have to play with the track, you might want to concider purchasing more than one set. (one to play with, one for future value)
 

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I haven't done much with slot cars since the late 60's (except for screwing around with HO sets in the early 80's), but I do know the bigger scales like 1/24 are more fun. I poked around the net and Carerra seems to be well regarded as a supplier of scale model cars. Here's their web site: http://www.carrera-toys.de/. It looks like they have lots of accessory (i.e.: track!) parts. Of course, the trouble with slot cars as I recall is you eventually start lusting for a big wooden multi-lane track that eats up 2/3rds of your garage...
 

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8 lane layouts are the best, there was a place in my town, as a kid, that had 3 different tracks. they also had a true to scale, 1/4 mile drag strip, with foam and pillows at the end to stop your car.


Man, the memories this thread is bringing back.......
 

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Thanks for the replies! :)

Well, I did have a set when I was little. Can't remember the brand, probably HO. I remember the fun I had having to be able to control the car round the bends.

The Carrera set that I tried a few days ago totally blew away in that how far this hobby has advanced!

The picture you see is a 1/24 scale set. Costs about $210 or so. Measures about 10ft by 4 ft. Great thing about Carrera is that even if you buy their 1/32 set, the tracks are 1/24 scaled. And the 1/32 and 1/24 cars can be run on the tracks with the help of a different transformer. :)

Oh the 1/24 cars come with working headlights and tail lights.
 

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Oh yeah, you can drift!

I got the Mille Miglia set as a gift for my 30th. I really haven't
messed with it much since as I don't have much room to
keep it set up but I liked it!

It's either Carrera or Scalectrix for track - from what I've seen
they've got the best stuff out there.

:thumbup:

Here's the Maserati getting sideways!
 

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Hey, thanks for the picture! :D

Arggh...this is very tempting... :banghead:

bluer1 said:
Oh yeah, you can drift!

I got the Mille Miglia set as a gift for my 30th. I really haven't
messed with it much since as I don't have much room to
keep it set up but I liked it!

It's either Carrera or Scalectrix for track - from what I've seen
they've got the best stuff out there.

:thumbup:

Here's the Maserati getting sideways!
 
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