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Scalextric On Carrera Digital Track

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#1 jjgrubb

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 01:38 PM

So Im wondering what the options are when it comes to converting a Scalextric car to a Carrera digital track, I know theres the Carson chip available but are there other options that dont cost $80 posted?


This is the chip im speaking of for anyone not familiar

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Jason "The Bruce"

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Posted Yesterday, 01:00 AM

Hi Jason,

There are many options, no you don't need to buy an expensive aftermarket decoder. If it will fit in the chassis then you can use one of the Carrera ones which are available locally for about AU$40 or there are other options. The Carson chip is probably the most expensive option. The slot.it type C chip does a Carrera mode, though you need to use an app to load the correct firmware into it and its probably also expensive and difficult to find. There are other commercial options but also expensive. There is one other option if you get stuck finding a small decoder which involves a lot of detailed surface mount soldering! Let me know if you want help with the latter option, I can't do many of them though as I value my long term eyesight!


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