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Scalextric Sport Vs Scalextric Classic Vs Scalextric Start

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Scalextric Sport Vs Scalextric Classic Vs Scalextric Start

Here is a brief guide explaining the comparison of Scalextric Sport, Scalextric Classic & Scalextric Start.Any reference can be searched on our website by simply typing the name of the part or the ref such as C8222 into the search box at the top right of the page (magnifying glass icon). Scalextric Sport The main advantages of Sport compared to the old Classic (vintage) sets are that the track sections are much easier to assemble, the track surface is smoother and gives better grip levels especially when using cars with Magnatraction. There is a wide range of variety of track...

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Why are there two power inputs on a Scalextric Sport Powerbase C8217?

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Why are there two power inputs on a Scalextric Sport Powerbase C8217?

There are four inputs on the powerbase. Two are for throttles. The other two are for mains adaptors. Any standard set is supplied with just one adaptor which will work fine for two cars. Alternatively, you can use two adaptors. Slide the blue switch to the right and this will distribute power to both tracks independently. This means that you get more power if you have extremely long circuits (I have gone round large rooms with just one adaptor) and it also means that if one car de-slots (comes off the track) then the other car will not suddenly get...

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A Brief History of Scalextric

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Interested in the different types of Scalextric track? This useful guide explains the history and each brand, manufacturer and track type over the years. https://www.actionslotracing.co.uk/pages/advice-tips  

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Slot Car Literature

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Slot Car Literature

A whole new page has been added which includes new & used catalogues, magazines, instructions, manuals & other literature for Scalextric, Carrera Go!!!, Carrera Evolution, Anki, TCR, Tyco, Matchbox & Tomy Aurora AFX.

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Confused about Scalextric Digital?

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The difference between Scalextric Sport & Digital explained. Visit our Advice & Tips Page.    

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