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#1 muncriefdion

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:46 PM

Compatibility, four-lane, layouts, etc. Where do I find a beginner's book?


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 01:50 PM

Best place is going to be via a search on Amazon, I think.

 

Not sure there's a whole lot to be found that will meet your definition of "a beginner's book," but perhaps some of the members active in 1/32 will chime in with recommendations.

 


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 02:54 PM

What do you need to know? If you are going plastic track, I can say without a doubt, Carrera is the best. But stay away from

the "wall wort" power supplies. Spend the money on a good one.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 03:38 PM

You should be able to get those "new" guide books to plastic race track on Amazon used. Somebody think of the authors name for me. He does the new model car racing book, wrote in slot car, model car and train mags in the '60s.   Back in the '60s had the series on building the Paramount Ranch track. He has covered all the new stuff in his magazine and annuals. I think you will find all you want to know in his "Bible," I think he calls it.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:28 PM

Robert Schleicher?


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 05:30 PM

Robert Schleicher?

yep.  'Model Car Racing' magazine can be found at many Hobbytown  periodical racks


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 10:28 PM

second the Carrera idea


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:15 PM

Pretty sure they not only sell famous layouts / tracks but you can design your own track online to fit a space.



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Posted 12 January 2019 - 01:17 PM

thanX for all the input, Dion

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Posted 16 January 2019 - 10:08 PM

Scalextric probably has the largest selection of cars available presently but Carrera makes excellent sectional plastic track and the company has a stable business history (which is more than can be said for a lot of others).  The cars are very nicely turned out but very heavy, which is bad for speed but great for durability.  Type "Carrera Slot Cars" into your favorite search engine and go from there.  Carrera Slots in Minnesota has a good web presence.

 

https://www.carreraslots.com

 

If you want a great overview of 1/32, check out Pendle Slot Racing (England) at   https://www.pendleslotracing.co.uk/


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Posted Yesterday, 11:28 AM

First post here. I am a big fan of plastic track sets (i own all 3 of the major brands). If you are looking specifically for a 4 lane set, ninco makes a great analog track. Its wider than scalextric and has a great surface. It tends to warp less than scalextric as well. I will also say carrera tracks are great as well, but requires significantly more space since the track is 1.24 scale.

https://www.professo...ct-p/n20163.htm

 

This one looks like a bigger layout, but not wireless

https://www.professo...ct-p/n20207.htm


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