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Post  turn the wheel Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:21 am

Can anybody on this forum tell me what scale Scalextrics use for their models / Slot cars ??????

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Post  Admin Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:29 am

Its 1/32 scale mate Smile


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Post  Hampton Caught Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:22 pm

1/32 is right, for the current models, but the older ones were a right old mix of scales! My TR7s are far larger than my Mk1 Escort Mexico. Shocked Cheers, Steve
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Post  rallypics Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:17 pm

Old ones were hard to beat, before magnatasction. Used to enjoy the BMW M1
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Post  scottedogg Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:11 pm

rallypics wrote:Old ones were hard to beat, before magnatasction. Used to enjoy the BMW M1

I know what you mean there. I put up a scalextric set in my roofspace a couple of weeks ago. Seeing the old cars sliding their tails out like Mk2s is great fun! Very Happy
Sadly though, my black BMW M1 that I have isn't working - knackered engine (motor). lol!

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Post  bmd Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:44 pm

ah happy days!!!!
got 3 sets boxed up in storeroom, the m3's tail-out action was class, even better when we sprayed some wd40 on the bends, they would snake all the way up the straights once the tyres got a coat of the slippy stuff!!!
must admit the scooby was a bit boring, with magnatraction etc, never moved off-line at all ...... .............................. in fact just like my 1:1 scoob nowadays lol!!!! Very Happy
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Post  newt5550 Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:31 pm

That brings back memories. Must go to the loft and have a hunt for mine.
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Post  bmd Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:40 pm

you be careful up that ladder chris, you're not 16 any more!!! lol!! Razz pirat
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Post  newt5550 Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:51 pm

Razz Cheeky sod. Actually your right and don't i know it Laughing
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Post  bmd Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:53 pm

no worries m8 i'm speaking from experience myself lol!! Embarassed when going up to the loft, i now creak more than the ladder!!!!!! king
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Post  Joe Leslie Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:48 pm

1:43 are starting to become very popular now donie.. especially with the code 3 boys.. theres a group on facebook for it.. run by an old forum member
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Post  Hampton Caught Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:27 pm

I used to put polystyrene tiles around the outside of the bends with some modelling plaster smoothed over the top so when the TR7s, Rover SD1 and the like got a bit sideways, they could carry on without the barriers in the way. king Happy days!

Having bought the Gollop/ Schanche rallycross set, consisting of just the two cars, so not a 'set' as I knew it in the youth, I feel I must get the old gear out and clean up the tracks with Meths!

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Post  reeft1 Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:51 am

I agree - 1/32 is the standard but 1/43 increasingly popular
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Post  turn the wheel Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:40 am

turn the wheel wrote:Can anybody on this forum tell me what scale Scalextrics use for their models / Slot cars ??????

Thanks guys i knew i would find the people with the knowledge here.....

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Post  rallypics Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:13 pm

I must have abbout 150 cars, well over half have never been out of their box. My favourite as I mentioned is the M1, used to race it against Audi Quattro with the 4WD drive band.

Might need to delve into the back of the attic some day
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