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#1 Steve Deiters

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 02:20 PM

A friend asked for a recomendation for a first home set for about a ten-year old. I'm leaning toward a 1/32 Carrera starter set.

Any other ideas? So much different product from so many different manufacturers and different formats (scales, digital, non-digital, etc. etc.)

Thanks in advance.




#2 Dushkwoneshe

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 03:48 PM

AFX HO 4-Lane Super International set...
 
Four Mega-G+ F1 cars, 25' of track (design your own long two-lane layout), two Tri-Power packs (8v - 12v - 22v, Novice, Intermediate, Expert ), 18 different international race courses (Suzuka shown)...
 
Around $250-270... May find some *deals* out there...
 
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I do like the Carrera Digital 1/32 Road Hammers Race Set with a Porsche 917/30 and a Lola T222, though...
 
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Posted 13 December 2015 - 06:28 PM

The 1/32 cars may be easier to keep running for a 10 year old. Is there a dad involved for help?


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Posted 13 December 2015 - 07:32 PM

I think I would look at Scalelectric also ..... I like their track & cars better ......

 

 HO are always good .... can you say magna traction........

 

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 04:16 AM

...HO are always good .... can you say magna traction........

 

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Even though I had Vibes and T-Jets in the '60's, my *obsession*,with HO started on Christmas, 1972, with an AFX set,,,  Good racin'...

 

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 06:12 PM

Bass pro shops just marked the new carrera nascar tri oval down to $135...that's a great price
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Posted 15 December 2015 - 01:06 AM

Gonna get one for my grandson!


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Posted 15 December 2015 - 09:36 AM

Can't go wrong with the Bass Pro set. Runs great out of the box and is quality thru and thru. For kids and first timers, I think the bigger stuff is much better than HO scale. So much more like a model car and the detail is really nice in the entry level cars.
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Posted 15 December 2015 - 10:27 AM

Those 2 cars are probably worth half the price of the set. Not sure they can be bought seperate
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Posted 15 December 2015 - 11:53 AM

I would agree with the Carrera set as well and while you're at Bass Pro you can get something for yourself. ;-)

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 11:10 AM

Thanks for all the recommendations. Researched it a lot on the Carrera sets and cars. My friend opted for the BassPro set. It was a good "starter" set with lots of potential for expansion and such a geat price. Picked up the set up yesterday as I did one for myself also! Thanks agian.
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Posted 20 December 2015 - 11:54 AM

I'd suggest the Bass Pro Shops Carrera set also- they can't be making any money on them at the price they sell for. The Carrera NASCARs are fairly bullet proof also. The one error that I can see in this set is that Carrera have yet to offer individual Gen 6 NASCARs. A family of more than two children is going to want one car per child, and us older "kids" might buy some too. LOL


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 09:40 AM

Anxiously awaiting Grandson's call after getting the Bass Pro set! He has "seat time" with the Scaleys at Wanker Valley so this should be good.


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Posted 25 December 2015 - 03:34 PM

Johnny boy- need any extra Carrera NASCARs for that set? LOL


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 08:58 AM

Ramcat took care of that! tnx


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Posted 26 December 2015 - 03:19 PM

. Picked up the set up yesterday as I did one for myself also!

 

You know you are addicted to slots when you gift yourself a home set. :D 


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Posted 27 December 2015 - 02:57 PM

Glad to hear that because the remaining stock sold out quickly.
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