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Hi All,

 

Well I'm almost 50 and building a shed out the back, the shed is for my to set up a DCC HO Railway (British Steam) I've always wanted to do and to start gaming again. While rumbling thru some stuff I came across an old 1/24 flexi car and then I started thing about a digital slot car setup. To get around some zoning issue the shed is only going to be 5m x 4m so room is at a premium. I would really love to start with an analogue routed 2 lane track 100mm spacing for 1/32. I'm thing 12' x 6' would probably be the minimum size for a decent experience. But before going down that track I'm thinking of just getting a Scalextric F1 App Race Control set, set it up on a table tennis table and see how it goes. The thought of dropping 1K on a plastic track digital set doesn't appeal and I will need to think of a solution pack up gaming table and slot track then the other is not in use. Any general advice and pitfalls to avoid would be appreciated.

 

Ric

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You can make a routed wood track with power supply and timing system for about 1/3 the cost of plastic - or there are those on this forum who would build you one...

Best to keep the Flexi for bigger tracks (commercial) to get the best out of them, but I can run mine on my 3 lane track which is only 13.5 m long.

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Your location?

I'm there are some forumites who would be reasonably close to you.


A wise man once said... "Its not the mistakes you make , its how you respond to them that matters."

(It wasn't me)

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I'm located at Merrylands, Sydney. I've decided to go small into Scalextric and maybe this time next year think about a routed track. I need to learn a lot more.

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Pendle hill 1/32nd world

Wednesday 7:00pm we race scalextrics v8's

Come down you will learn real quick, we are more than happy to give advise in car setups etc

 

Rossko

 

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Learn schmearn. Doing is learning. Don't be afraid of mistakes.

Routing practice on scrap is a good start.

Just read up from the experts on here (as I have).

Lots of good tips.


A wise man once said... "Its not the mistakes you make , its how you respond to them that matters."

(It wasn't me)

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