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SLOT CAR RACING - by scale

  • "HO Scale" - A generalized size in the slot car world. Originally 1:76-1:87, in the 1960's, now usually closer to 1:64 scale. HO Slot Cars vary in size, running from 1:87 (generally the older cars) to 1:64 in scale; but they all run on HO track of approximately the same width, and are generically referred to as "HO" slot cars. A typical HO slot car's length is from 2.5 to 3.5 inches (5.5–8 cm). As with HO scale trains, one can create a very large race course, in scale, in much less space than the larger scale slot car sizes. The HO race cars are not typically advised for younger children as the cars are smaller, more delicate with operating parts that can easily be broken, if not handled appropriately. Many manufacturers advise for ages 12 years and older. Though there is HO racing on commercial and shop-tracks, most HO racing occurs on home racetracks.
  • "1:43 Scale" - This scale of slot cars and race sets, introduced around 2005, are generally marketed as children's toys. An average 1:43 slot car's length would be 4.3" (10.9 cm). More recently, this scale has had an increased following, and at least one manufacturer has come out with "digital" version two-lane race sets, allowing for individual controlling of multiple cars in the same lane (slot), that can merge, switch lanes and pass, running up to 6 slot cars on a two lane track with 6 separate hand controllers.
  • "1:32 Scale or 1/32" - This scale of slot cars are approximately twice the size of "HO" scale; and larger than the "toy" 1:43 scale. Very popular with both children and adults, the 1:32 Scale slot cars are more durable than HO Scale. The 1:32 Scale slot cars generally have a lot of detail and are truer to the scale and detail to design of the "real thing". Because of the detail, many enthusiasts will just collect the cars, similar to diecast model collectors. Because the 1:32 Scale slot cars are twice the size of HO scale, it would require twice the space to do the same race course layout that would be accomplished in the HO scale. However, most slot car manufacturers offer a large variety of very challenging and fast race course layout designs, with plenty of straight aways and curves, right out of the box, that will easily fit in a 4' x 8' area. Though this scale slot car racing is more suited to home-sized race courses, these scale cars are also widely raced on commercial tracks, in hobby shops or in clubs. A 1:32 car averages 5 to 6 inches (13–15 cm). Scalextric, SCX and Carrera have designed straights and curved track pieces to accomplish race track layouts with straight tracks and curves that are 8 lanes wide. Many slot car racing enthusiasts do this to replicate commercial raceway layouts, and to allow more family and friend racers to participate at the same time. More recently, with the popularity and growth of interest in this scale, at least three manufacturers, including Scalextric, SCX and Carrera, have come out with "digital" version two-lane race sets, allowing for individual controlling of multiple cars in the same lane (slot), that can merge, switch lanes and pass, running up to 6 slot cars on a two lane track with 6 separate hand controllers.
  • "1:24 Scale or 1/24" - This scale of slot cars are the largest slot cars commonly raced. A typical 1:24 slot car might be 7 to 8 inches long (18–20 cm). Unless you have a lot of room, or a big basement, 1:24 cars require a course so relatively large, that it is impractical for many home enthusiasts. So most serious 1:24 racing is done at commercial or club tracks.

OAKRIDGE'S Frequently asked 1:32 Scale Slot Car Racing questions:

HERE ARE SOME FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND FACTS......

Click Here for SCX TROUBLE-SHOOTING TIPS : Many of these tips will work for other 1:32 Scale Slot Car brands too!

QUESTION: I am interested in using my existing SCX analog track and buying the new SCX DIGITAL SYSTEM. Are the two tracks compatible and can I connect them directly together?
ANSWER: Generally speaking if you have a pre-2013 set, No, the track is not compatible, but SCX has announced that they will be coming out with a conversion track section soon. However the new analog sets can be upgraded to digital
QUESTION: I am interested in putting together a Four lane 1/32 scale track.... Am I better off to start with a set and add the extra track pieces? Or buy all pieces of track, controllers, lap timers and cars separate?
ANSWER: You are always cheaper off buying the second set, rather than buying extra track individually.
QUESTION: I see that there are three types of Scalextric tracks; Classic, Sport and Start. What is the difference between the three Scalextric track types?
ANSWER: The Scalextric Classic track was the original track style, with button snap connections on the bottom and a rougher anti-slide track surface. The new Scalextric Sport is a flexible plastic and is as durable as the old Scalextric Classic Track, but with an easier slide together and snap lock assembly. The latest new Start Track has new style connectors, is a more rigid plastic track, and has a much smoother surface than Sport track. The Start Track has a wider slot groove with plastic insulated guide rails. Additionally, Start hand controllers / throttles can be individually control dialed down or up to accomodate the skill level of the racer. The drawback currently is the limited track accessory pieces which are straights curves and lap counter. The new Start track is not directly compatible with the expansive selection of Scalextric Sport track, but with the use of a conversion track section adaptor piece, one can connect to and utilize Sport style track. The Start track is more of a toy-type entry-level no-frills economical way to get into racing for those who prefer the larger 1:32 cars to HO or 1:43. "Start" slot cars are a high impact car, with less details, to withstand more abuse from children's play. However, any analog 1:32 slot car will run on Start track.

Carrera Digital 132 FAQs
QUESTION: What are the differences and additional features of Carrera Digital 132 compared to Evolution PRO-X and PRO-X respectively?
ANSWER: Carrera Digital 132:
- Up to 6 cars can race on one track simultaneously
- Full speed overtaking at the push of a button
- Carrera Digital 132 cars are digitally controlled and  individually codable via speed controller
- Cars can be used as well on EVOLUTION
- Mainly with front light (Xenon) and rear/brake light, sound finish of bodywork
- Pace Car and Autonomous Car can be operated
- Individual adjustment of maximum speed and car´s braking performance
- Pit stop lane available as accessory, maximum gas tank capacity can be varied
- Compatible with PRO-X, meaning all Carrera Digital 132 items can be used for PRO-X .
- Can be extended with any basic track material, scale 1:24
QUESTION: What is the technical data and scale of Carrera Digital 132 ?
ANSWER:1. Scale of tracks 1:24, scale of vehicles 1:32, track width: 198 mm, transformer: 14.8 volts, 3.5 amp
ANSWER:2. Carrera Digital 132 supports up to 6 cars.
QUESTION: Does the Carrera Digital 132 Black Box have 6 controller connections or still only 4?
ANSWER: The Carrera Digital 132 Black Box still has of 4 controller connections. In case 5 and/or 6 cars shall be operated the controller extension box or the IR System need to be utilized. Both the controller extension box and the Wireless receiver for the IR System are connected to the Black Box.
QUESTION: In which way can car number 5 and 6 be operated with Carrera Digital 132?
There are 2 possibilities:
ANSWER: 1. By using the speed controller extension box. This is plugged in the connection of speed controller 1 and thus allows a total of 6 speed controllers being used, i.e. controller 1, 3, 4 in the extension box and speed controller 2, 5, 6 in the Black Box.
ANSWER: 2. Wireless: Connecting to Black Box Tower 1 and/or 2 in order to be able to control cars 1 to 4 via Wireless. Black Box connection 1 and 4 results in controlling speed regulators for car number 5 and 6.
QUESTION: Can Carrera Digital 132 be expanded up to 4 lanes?
ANSWER: Carrera Digital 132 is dimensioned for 2 lanes. One basic idea behind this digital system is to be able to play with several players on floor space as small as possible.
QUESTION: Will there be an extension cable for the speed controllers to avoid 6 drivers stepping on each others´ feet?
ANSWER: No, this is not allowed due to CE regulations (interference resistance). For this reason the controller extension box comes with an additional 1 metre of cable to be connected. This allows increasing the players´ distance to each other. 
FAQs Combination with Wireless:
QUESTION: Can Wireless be combined unrestrictedly with Carrera Digital 132 or are there any fixed standards (e.g. only 4x Wireless + 2x cable controller or 4x cable controller + 2x Wireless)?
ANSWER: Yes, these two systems are unrestricted. There are fixed  controller connections only for addresses 5 and 6. Both controller connections at the Carrera Digital 132 Black Box´s right hand side are solely intended for the use of addresses 5 and 6 with the IR System being plugged or inserted. Only 4 cars may be controlled via Wireless. Cars number 5 and 6 have to be controlled by means of cable speed controllers at the Black Box (in Black Box´s plug 3 and 4).
QUESTION: Can all 6 cars or only cars ID 1-4 be controlled via Wireless speed controllers?
ANSWER: Wireless disposes of addresses 1 to 4 only. Addresses 5 and 6 can be exclusively operated by means of cable speed controllers.
QUESTION: How many Ghost Cars does Carrera Digital 132 support? May the total number of cars operated exceed 6 cars or not?
ANSWER: Up to a maximum of 8 cars are being supported. This means: 6 active cars + 2 ghost cars or 8 ghost cars.
QUESTION: Are the Ghost Cars capable to memorise, i.e. do they save a lap manually driven or does the speed still have to be fixed (“infinitely variable”)?
ANSWER: The speed can be fixed. However, the “fixed” speed can now be infinitely varied. 
QUESTION: Is the Ghost Car´s intelligence generally improved? For instance: Ghost Cars of the PRO-X line very often enter the Pit Stop Lane.
ANSWER: The Ghost Cars of Carrera Digital 132 no longer enter the Pit Stop Lane automatically.
Carrera Digital 132 Power Supply
QUESTION: The Carrera Digital 132 power supply has the same item number 30326 as the PRO-X power supply with 3.5 amp. Will that be retained for Carrera Digital 132? For how many cars is the 3.5 amp transformer sufficient and how many cars can be operated without any problems?

ANSWER: The power of the transformer, item number 30326, is sufficient for up to 7 cars.
PC link:
QUESTION: Which parts do dispose of a computer link? (only the Black Box or the lap counter as well?) What can I do with it? e.g. Firmware update of Black Box, lap counter and cars?
ANSWER: The Black Box and the lap counter have a computer link. By means of these links it is possible to update all system parts such as lane change sections, Pit Stop Lane(s), lap counter, cars and Black Box.
QUESTION: Is it possible to run the Racing Management with/in Carrera Digital 132?
ANSWER: No. The Racing Management can exclusively be operated in analogue mode.
QUESTION: Can cars of other manufacturers be retrofitted to Carrera Digital 132?
ANSWER: This is possible when having adequate technical skills. As a matter of course changing any of the components will invalidate your warranty.
QUESTION: Which circuit length does require any additional supply with Carrera Digital 132?
ANSWER: Tracks of an entire length of 12 metres and more should be equipped with an additional power supply. Since 2006 the generation of modified U-profile connections between the individual track parts has drastically minimised the power loss. Additional supply cables required are item number 20584 (cable length 5m) and item number 20585 (cable length 10m).  Under no circumstances you shall connect any further Black Boxes and/or transformers (danger of causing a short circuit!).
QUESTION: Will it be possible to adjust the retrofit-decoders to the engine and car weight?
ANSWER: No. There are 2 different decoders which are matched to the frame size of the cars.
QUESTION: How does lap counting work exactly with Carrera Digital 132? Via guide keel as with PRO-X or does the car send a signal via the diode?
ANSWER: When passing the Carrera Digital 132 lap counter the Carrera Digital 132 car sends a characteristic signal. This means lap counting works differently to lap counting of PRO-X.
QUESTION: Will the Carrera Digital 132 lap counter display the times of all 6 cars at the same time in future or still only 4?
ANSWER: The Carrera Digital 132 lap counter will display all 6 cars.
QUESTION: Will the tank filling level have any effect on the cars' handling characterics (full tank & slower car and vice versa)?
ANSWER: No.
QUESTION: Will the Black Box contain different racing modes, similar to e.g. Ninco?
ANSWER: No.
QUESTION: Has a dual operation been realised with the Carrera Digital 132 Black Box (option to switch to analogue)?
ANSWER: No. The Digital Black Box is designed for a digital system. Any additional costs which might arise from this possibility can by no means be borne by Carrera Digital 132 consumers.
QUESTION: Do Carrera Digital 132 cars also run on analogue race tracks? Are there any restrictions (e.g. Scalextric: digital cars do not have any brake when being operated in the analogue mode)?
ANSWER: Yes, the Carrera Digital 132 cars also run on analogue race tracks (Evolution). The new cars do have the same braking characteristics whether being operated in digital or analogue mode. There are no limitations.
QUESTION: Is programming of the Carrera Digital 132 cars being effected via a push sequence on the speed controller which even works with the old PRO-X Black Box? Is that correct?
ANSWER: Yes.
QUESTION: Is it possible to effect individual car programming with other cars being on the race track and without disturbing the programming operation? (Other manufacturers require programming being effected with only one single car on the track).
ANSWER: Carrera Digital 132 allows individual car programming even with other cars being on the race track. In this case you have to be careful that the other cars do not stop for more than 2 seconds. Otherwise you could programme those cars to the same ID.
QUESTION: What is the switch on the Carrera Digital 132 cars´ bottom for?
ANSWER: The switch serves changing the running direction and polarity in analogue operation respectively (Evolution).
FAQs Compatibility Carrera Digital 132 & PRO-X
QUESTION: Is it possible to use the Carrera Digital 132 lane change sections, Pit Stop Lane and lap counter also in a PRO-X racetrack? If so, do the new parts recognize automatically that they are operated in a PRO-X environment?
ANSWER: The Carrera Digital 132 parts automatically recognize the mode PRO-X and Carrera Digital 132 respectively.
QUESTION: Is it possible to run the Carrera Digital 132 cars on PRO-X? If so, do they automatically recognize PRO-X?
ANSWER: All Carrera Digital 132 cars automatically recognize the mode and can be used in both systems, PRO-X and Carrera Digital 132.
QUESTION: How does lap counting of a Carrera Digital 132 car work with the PRO-X lap counter?
ANSWER: A replacement guide keel for PRO-X operation with a PRO-X lap counter will be attached to the Carrera Digital 132 cars.
QUESTION: Is it possible to run both PRO-X cars and Carrera Digital 132 cars on a PRO-X racetrack at the same time?
ANSWER: Yes, it is possible as Carrera Digital 132, i.e. also the car, is compatible downwards.
QUESTION: Is it possible to use PRO-X lane change sections and Carrera Digital 132 lane change sections in a PRO-X racetrack at the same time?
ANSWER: Yes, this is possible as Carrera Digital 132, i.e. also lane change sections, are compatible downwards.
QUESTION: How can a Carrera Digital 132 car be used on a PRO-X racetrack? How is the encoding carried out?
ANSWER: Encoding works as Carrera Digital 132´s encoding by activating the speed controller´s lane-change-button (index finger). Place the car on the track, double-click on lane-change-button. Lift the car from the track and put the car on the track again and again double-click on lane-change-button for confirmation.
QUESTION: Is it possible to use the Carrera Digital 132 Black Box also for PRO-X cars?
ANSWER: Yes. For this purpose the Carrera Digital 132 Black Box has to be switched to the PRO-X mode. However, this means that the additional Carrera Digital 132 functions cannot be used.
QUESTION: The newly constructed cars are no longer equipped with the punched guide keel. Do I have to fit a Carrera Digital 132 car with a punched guide keel in order to be able to operate Carrera Digital 132 cars on PRO-X incl. PRO-X lap counter?
ANSWER: Yes, if you want to count laps with a Carrera Digital 132 car in the PRO-X mode a punched guide keel will have to be fixed. This will be attached to the Carrera Digital 132 cars.
FAQs Exclusiv digital in general
QUESTION: How will the power supply be provided for Exclusiv in digital mode, if 6 cars are running digitally? For which number of cars will the transformer´s power be sufficient?

ANSWER: A number of up to 4 cars can be operated with a digital Exclusiv transformer item no. 20758, or the Exclusiv transformer item no. 20750 + adapter item no. 20524.
FAQs Upgrade PRO-X to Carrera Digital 132
QUESTION: Is retrofitting PRO-X parts to Carrera Digital 132 being offered?
ANSWER: Basically every user of PRO-X can extend and maintain his system by purchasing Carrera Digital 132 items to upgrade or retrofit PRO-X cars to Carrera Digital 132. Carrera Digital 132 was designed to be downward compatible to PRO-X, so that PRO-X racers could use Carrera Digital 132 cars on a PRO-X System or upgrade PRO-X to Carrera Digital 132, if they so desire.

 

OAKRIDGE'S Frequently asked H.O. Scale Slot Car Racing questions:

QUESTION: I am looking for parts to some older AFX Cars. Information on the box says "Aurora AFX Racing. Transformer Output is: 12 VADC- 18VDC Max Output I am seeking car parts such as shoes, springs and tires. These cars are from 1975. Which apply to my AFX cars?
ANSWER: This is hard to answer, without a visual comparison, not knowing if you have Aurora cars or Aurora AFX or Aurora G-Plus or Aurora AFX Super G-Plus. In the 70's they were just starting to come out with G-Plus cars in the sets. The pickups, guides, springs and tire rims are different.
QUESTION: Are replacement tracks available for the old Aurora track? The connector piece is "L" shaped that hook the track together end to end.
ANSWER: From the old original Aurora track to the current AFX TOMY track system there are at least three different generations of track styles and connections. The old metal clasp connection system is nolonger available. The last two generations of Aurora AFX and AFX TOMY are compatible through the Lifelike track converter system. Lifelike makes converter/connector pieces that allow you to connect your old Aurora set to your new AFX TOMY set. You will basically have to buy two different connector sets..... One to connect Aurora to Lifelike,.... and one to connect Lifelike to AFX TOMY.
QUESTION: My friend has a Tyco track with Tyco cars, do these cars have the same insides as my AFX cars.
ANSWER: For the most part......No. Other than some of the ring gears, axles or rear tires, most car's parts are NOT interchangable between manufacturers. The most important parts that usually need replacing are the pickup shoes and guides. These are not interchangable between brands. Infact, Aurora car parts and AFX TOMY car parts are not interchangable
QUESTION: Can any HO cars be exchanged between tracks?
ANSWER: 98% of all HO slots will run on all HO slot car tracks. The 2% that are not compatible are TYCO "command control" and TYCO TCR HO race cars and tracks. These are "slotless" race systems. Cars and track are not compatible.
QUESTION: I have just acquired an AFX TOMY race set from a friend, I already have a Mattel TYCO set. Can I somehow connect the two tracks together?
ANSWER: Lifelike makes converter/connector pieces that allow you to connect your old Mattel TYCO set to your new AFX TOMY set. You will basically have to buy two different connector sets..... One to connect TYCO to Lifelike,.... and one to connect Lifelike to AFX TOMY.
QUESTION: I have just bought an AFX TOMY race set thinking it was the same as my old Aurora set. The track connectors are not the same. How can I connect the two tracks together?
ANSWER: Lifelike makes converter/connector pieces that allow you to connect your old Aurora set to your new AFX TOMY set. You will basically have to buy two different connector sets..... One to connect Aurora to Lifelike,.... and one to connect Lifelike to AFX TOMY.

 OAKRIDGE'S Slot Car Racing Product Brand Information and Updates:

Here's the latest Updates in HO Scale Slot Rar Racing!

LIFELIKE HO SCALE RACING SYSTEM

LIFELIKE HO SCALE Electric Slot Car Race Sets, Slot Cars, Slot Car Track & Accessories use "Dura-Lock track" Track.The whole family can experience the fun of racing with this affordable scale of racing, featuring electrically powered Fast Tracker slot cars that can hit speeds of 1000 scale miles per hour! Featuring Dura-Lock track with built-in electrical connections and a unique snap-together design that makes set up fast and fun.

LIFELIKE SLOT CARS will run on Lifelike, Rokar, AFX, Tomy or Tyco Track

AUTO WORLD HO SCALE RACING SYSTEM

ThunderJet500
The ThunderJet 500 chassis is Auto World's adaptation of the classic "pancake" design, originally developed by Aurora in the early days of electric slot racing. Still immensely popular today, entire slot racing events are created around this chassis. It continues to be a favorite with collectors and hardcore drivers. Closer to HO scale, ThunderJet bodies mount over the chassis using two small screws. ThunderJets are retro slot racing at its best!

ThunderJet Ultra-G
Auto World's newly improved ThunderJet Ultra/G cars feature a special neodymium traction magnet on the underside of the chassis. This additional component smoothes handling, and allows for faster speeds in the corners.

AUTO WORLD SLOT CARS will run on Lifelike, Rokar, AFX, Tomy or Tyco Track. 

AUTO WORLD SLOT CAR TRACK is compatible with AFX TOMY Track.

 

Here's the latest Updates in 1:48 Scale Slot Rar Racing!

CARRERA GO!!! 1:48 RACING SYSTEM

CARRERA GO!!! ANALOG 1:43 SCALE SLOT CAR RACING (FIXED LANE)
• Carrera world starter system for kids of 8 years and up.
• Track and cars 1:43 scale
• All sets include “Turbo Speed” controllers for added racing boost
• Numerous action features
• Extensive variety of accessories for thrilling action
• Guaranteed driving fun in real racing atmosphere

CARRERA GO!!! ANALOG 1:43 SCALE SLOT CAR TRACK SYSTEM
• Easy assembly and disassembly with the "Easy to assemble" bolt-system
• Stable construction of the track with adjustable height supports
• Red and white printed shoulders on street curves

CARRERA GO!!! ANALOG 1:43 SCALE SLOT CARS
• All cars are fitted with double contact brushes
• High-quality original detailed and tampo printed cars
• Attractive car licences and racing themes

CARRERA GO!!! DIGITAL 1:43 SCALE SLOT CAR RACING (LANE SWITCHING)
• Up to 3 cars can race on one track simultaneously!
• Starter system to the Carrera digital world of racing, scale 1:43
• Realistic tactical racing in 1:43 scale with the ability to change lanes and overtake
• Full speed lane-changing and overtaking at the push of a button
• Cars easily coded with speed controller
• Compatible with Carrera GO!!! action features and accessories

CARRERA GO!!! DIGITAL 1:43 SCALE SLOT CAR TRACK
• Unlimited extension possibilities of Carrera DIGITAL 143 with basic track material from Carrera GO!!!
• Stable race track assembly with heightadjustable supports
• Red and white printed shoulders on street curves

CARRERA GO!!! DIGITAL 1:43 SCALE SLOT CARS
• Individually codable, digitally controlled cars
• Sturdy and innovative technology suitable for children and racing drivers of 6 years and up
• All cars are fitted with double contact brushes
• Original and detailed cars, tampo printed
• Attractive car licences and racing themes

NOTE: CARRERA DIGITAL 143 cars will not run on "CARRERA GO" Analog sets or any other brand Analog sets (including SCX Compact). If you have an existing CARRERA GO race set, you will need to replace the power track and controllers with the CARRERA DIGITAL 143 Black Box and you will need to add CARRERA DIGITAL 143 Lane Change track sections, as desired, for Digital lane changing action. Analog cars such as CARRERA GO cars will not run on the CARRERA DIGITAL 143 Black Box Digital system

 

Here's the latest Updates in 1:32 Scale Slot Rar Racing!

 

CARRERA 1:32 RACING SYSTEM

1:32 Scale Carrera Slot Car Race Track & Racing Accessories
Carrera track is strong and durable, but more importantly, it is built to race both 1/32 and 1/24 scale cars with up to 6 lanes! PLEASE NOTE: Carrera brand track is not compatible with Scalextric, SCX or Ninco brand track. However, all brand of slot cars are compatible with Carrera Slot Car Track! Carrera Wireless Control Infrared Racing System is the best on the market.

CARRERA DIGITAL 132 SLOT CAR RACING.

Change lanes with the press of a button. Run up to 6 cars in one lane and draft like the pro race car drivers!

Carrera Digital 132 System and its fantastic play features have been received extremely well. In this connection we would like to inform you that Carrera Digital 132 is downwards compatible with Carrera Evolution PRO-X and Carrera PRO-X. This means that all Evolution PRO-X and PRO-X consumers may continue maintaining and extending their system by purchasing Digital 132 items without any problems. All kinds of information and answers to any detailed questions regarding digital racetrack systems can be looked up here at our Slot Car FAQs and Slot Car Racing Tips Pages
 
FAQs - Digital 132 in general
What are the differences and additional features of Digital 132 compared to Evolution PRO-X and PRO-X respectively?
Now, with Digital 132:
- Up to 6 cars can race on one track simultaneously
- Full speed overtaking at the push of a button
- Digital 132 cars are digitally controlled and  individually codable via speed controller
- Cars can be used as well on EVOLUTION
- Mainly with front light (Xenon) and rear/brake light, sound finish of bodywork
- Pace Car and Autonomous Car can be operated
- Individual adjustment of maximum speed and car´s braking performance
- Pit stop lane available as accessory, maximum gas tank capacity can be varied
- Compatible with PRO-X, meaning all Digital 132 items can be used for PRO-X .
- Can be extended with any basic Carrera track material, scale 1:24.

SUMMARY:

CARRERA DIGITAL 132 SLOT CARS 1:32 SCALE DIGITAL SLOT CAR RACING. Change lanes with the press of a button. Run up to 6 cars in one lane and draft like the pro race car drivers! Carrera Digital 132 System and its fantastic play features have been received extremely well. Carrera Digital 132 is downwards compatible with Carrera Evolution PRO-X and Carrera PRO-X. This means that all Evolution PRO-X and PRO-X consumers may continue maintaining and extending their system by purchasing Digital 132 items without any problems. All kinds of information and answers to any detailed questions regarding digital racetrack systems can be looked up here at our Slot Car FAQs and Slot Car Racing Tips Pages FAQs - Digital 132 in general What are the differences and additional features of Digital 132 compared to Evolution PRO-X and PRO-X respectively? Now, with Digital 132: - Up to 6 cars can race on one track simultaneously - Full speed overtaking at the push of a button - Digital 132 cars are digitally controlled and individually codable via speed controller - Cars can be used as well on EVOLUTION - Mainly with front light (Xenon) and rear/brake light, sound finish of bodywork - Pace Car and Autonomous Car can be operated - Individual adjustment of maximum speed and car&acute;s braking performance - Pit stop lane available as accessory, maximum gas tank capacity can be varied - Compatible with PRO-X, meaning all Digital 132 items can be used for PRO-X . - Can be extended with any basic Carrera track material, scale 1:24. PLEASE NOTE: SCX and Scalextric Digital Slot Cars are not compatible with the DIGITAL 132 and Carrera PRO-X Digital Slot Car Racing System. Standard Carrera Evolution Hand Throttles, Carrera Powerbase Track and Carrera Transformer are not compatible with the Carrera Digital Slot Car Track System. Expand your Carrera Digital Slot Car Track System with regular Carrera Slot Car straight tracks and Carrera Slot Car Curve tracks which are all compatible. Go WIRELESS with the Carrera PRO-X Wireless infrared control system.</p>

PLEASE NOTE: SCX and Scalextric Digital Slot Cars are not compatible with the DIGITAL 132 and Carrera PRO-X Digital Slot Car Racing System. Standard Carrera Evolution Hand Throttles, Carrera Powerbase Track and Carrera Transformer are not compatible with the Carrera Digital Slot Car Track System. Expand your Carrera Digital Slot Car Track System with regular Carrera Slot Car straight tracks and Carrera Slot Car Curve tracks which are all compatible. Go WIRELESS with the Carrera PRO-X Wireless infrared control system.

SCX 1:32 RACING SYSTEM

The SCX Slot Car Racing brand is even stronger than ever, and now part of Educa Borras, the largest toy company in Spain. Educa Borras has spent many years in the toy industry, and plans to dominate the slot car racing hobby and toy category in the near future. We carry the complete line of SCX Slot Car Racing, including SCX Slot Cars, SCX Digital System, SCX Digital Slot Cars, SCX Pro Competition, SCX slot car track, SCX Slot Car Home Race Sets, SCX slot car racing accessories and tons of other 1:32 Scale Slot Car Racing stuff at SCX-USA.Com! We are your SCX Slot Car Hobby Source and Supplier and authorized SCX Slot Car Retailer Dealer in the U.S.A.

- SCX Slot Car Racing is recognized worldwide as an award winning toy. SCX the Digital System was the winner of The Duracell European Toy Survey 2005. The SCX Digital System Slot Car Racing has been chosen by children, as their preferred toy. Indeed, the recent 2005 European Duracell Toy Survey showed SCX the digital system as the preferred toy for boys and girls alike from ages ranging 5-10 years old. Whether you choose the new SCX Digital System or the standard traditional 1:32 SCX Slot Car Race System, you can expect a top quality reliable toy, that offers a durable, rugged, flexible plastic track that will take the pounding, dropping and stepping-on by any kid from 5 to 75 years of age.
SCX is a Spanish company and one of the innovators and pioneers in the slot car industry. With SCX's European roots, SCX has, for years, specialized in Rally cars, producing the widest selection of WRC replica slot cars, SCX Formula 1 slot cars and SCX Le Mans Endurance Slot Cars. Realizing the popularity of SCX in the USA, SCX has released a variety of American style slot cars including NASCAR Slot Cars, American Sports Cars, like the Chevrolet Corvette Slot Car and other American Muscle Slot Cars.
- SCX 1:32 RACING SYSTEM offers traditional (FIXED LANE) (one car per lane) SCX slot car track (not compatible with SCX the Digital System), with the rugged and durable "snap together underneath" design that does't come apart when pulled and bumped. SCX slot car track has a rough road surface, so that the cars handle better under "extreme" racing conditions. New SCX Slot Cars Have Vastly Improved Performance! For serious slot car racers, the 1:32 SCX Slot Car Race System can be expanded to 8-lanes wide racing and using the SCX Pro Competition competition-ready cars, upgraded controllers, Super Power boost transformer power and accessories.

SCX the Digital System
- SCX the Digital System (LANE SWITCHING) provides Real overtaking by changing from/to any other lane, racing with up to six cars on a two-lane track, lap counting, constant race information, race leader display and more. The SCX Digital System allows you to decide the best racing strategy, control fuel consumption and plan the number of pit stops. Latest SCX digital system advancement is the new digital chronometer. With the SCX Digital System there is no need for messy tangling accessory wires as all accessories plug directly into the track section, virtually anywhere on the track.
- The Digital System. This new SCX technology allows you to race on your circuit with up to 6 cars at the same time on a two-lane track, overtake your opponents and receive continuous information during the race. Discover your race strategies: push your opponent’s car off the track, use the corners to delay other cars, overtake and choose your lane to avoid cars that have crashed, and much more.
• Race with up to 6 cars at the same time on two or more lanes of tracks.
• Overtake your opponents by changing lanes.
• Stop, refuel and choose your strategy.
• Programme your braking power.
• Continuous informtion about laps, positions, times and fuel consumption.
• Your car can race on any lane, choosing the best course around the track.
• Overtake your opponents by changing lanes.
• Compete with up to 6 cars at the same time.
• Choose a refuelling strategy.
• Make your circuits larger with all our tracks and accessories.
With The Digital System acces- sories, you can make your circuit even more realistic.
• Pit Box: stop your car, refuel, adjust your braking power and make your races much more real. Attention!! Cars with more fuel race at a lower speed... decide your own strategy!
• The chronometer: records the times of the cars from lap to lap. Lap counter: indicates the laps you have done as well as position in the race of the other cars.

- DIGITAL RACING TRACK SYSTEM
The new track for the analogue system allows users to make their tracks digital easily; this opens up a wide range of possibilities so they can enjoy more realistic car races. All these new features make the digital system much more interactive because it allows you to:
•Compete with up to 6 cars at the same time on a two-lane track. •pass your opponents from any lane with the lane change button.
•Plan race strategies by changing lane, taking corners on the inside and stopping opponents from overtaking by going in front of them, making it difficult for them to advance.
COMPATIBILITY TRACKS
The new circuits can be combined with the whole range of SCX 1/32 tracks and circuits on the market thanks to the compatibility tracks designed for this. These compatibility tracks are included in all the analogue sets: C1, C2 and C3.
EASY-TO-ASSEMBLE TRACKS
The new track system allows users to assemble circuits more easily thanks to its new joints; they allow you to save time when building the circuits so you can start playing quickly.
TRACKS WITH MORE FEATURES
The new track system, while maintaining the high quality common to any SCX track, also includes the following improvements:
•Side plastic protectors for the rails, thus improving the movement and direction of the car blades. •Wider and more stable tracks, allowing you to drive the car in a more precise, effective way.
•Technical material that offers users greater flexibility and strength when it comes to assembling a circuit.
• Surface of maximum adherence and uniformity, improving quality.

SCX SLOT CAR DRIVING TIPS
Here you have some advice and tips on how to improve your driving technique..

Training with drivers
• Pursuit tests: Try to drive flat out and withstand the pressure of the driver that is chasing you, or apply this pressure if you are catching up with another car.
• Help from your friends: From certain points of the track, they can tell you how to improve your technique.
Individual training
• Practise the optimum moment to accelerate or slow down on particular stretches or bends. Do several laps and memorise the references.
•Take references: You will be shown the exact place where you should take action. Mark these points faintly on the track with chalk. The references of extremes will change if you change car.
Starts
These can be a key factor in winning a SCX race.
• They are essential in the speed trials.
Watch out that you are not forced off the track at the first bend, after the start or at the chicane.
• In the endurance trials, since they last longer, the starts are not so important. Maintain a good average speed and take advantage of the errors, tiredness or lack of concentration of your rivals.
Accelerating
Gentle acceleration is usually the key
With the exception of the starts and time trials, when the hand throttle can be pressed to the maximum, you should accelerate gradually, especially in the rally sections, or if your tyres no longer offer their usual grip.
Taking the bends
The speed that you can reach on a bend depends on the speed at which you go into it. This must be sufficient for you to be able to follow the line of the bend, while accelerating gently and avoiding going off. It is all about joining the two points of the bend (entrance and exit) as quickly as possible, without going off or skidding.
On the fast bends, avoid brusque movements on the hand throttle and long skids, because you will lose precious fractions of a second. On the slow bends you must brake at the last moment and you can accelerate more sharply, because the distance covered is shorter.
Overtakings
This is one of the most neglected techniques, and yet a good overtaking manoeuvre can decide the race. The ideal place to overtake is on a straight, but very often this is not possible. Try it when your car is inside the bend. Otherwise, the rival car may skid and force you off the track. By braking at the last moment, you will take the bend at a faster speed than the other car.
Race safety
• Keep a safe distance from the car in front at all times.
• Do not deliberately slow down when there is another car close behind.
• When changing lanes, make sure there is no other car coming which you might hit and come off the track.
• Before putting a car back on the track after it has come off, always let the other cars on the lane go past, to avoid getting in their way them and breaking their rhythm (do not become an "obstruction").
Setting up the Starting Grid
There are two possible ways of deciding the positions on the starting grid:
• Before a race, competitors have a series of heats to decide their position on the starting grid:
    
• With 3 cars: each competitor runs a two-lap race against each of the others. In the event of a draw (i.e. all three win one heat), there should be three more heats. The competitor who wins the most heats takes pole position.
• With 4 cars: hold 2 semi-finals. The winner of each of these races against the other for pole position. The losers of the two semi-finals compete for third and fourth position in a further 2-lap race.
• With 5 cars: as this is an odd number, use the "everyone against everyone" system, as in 3-car races. The winner takes pole position.
• With 6 cars: hold 3 semi-finals of two cars each, to give three firsts and three seconds. Each of these groups uses the system for 3-car races to decide their positions. The first group takes the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions, and the second group 4th, 5th and 6th.
• Time Trial: under this system each competitor runs 2 laps and their positions on the starting grid depend on their times.
A chronometer is needed for this.

SCX DIGITAL SYSTEM ... a closer look

SCX DIGITAL SYSTEM 1:32 SCALE DIGITAL DTM, NASCAR, F-1, & GT SLOT CAR ELECTRIC RACE SETS. Change lanes with the press of a button. Run up to 6 cars in one lane and draft like the pro race car drivers! With SCX Digital you can... Drive up to six cars on one lane. Change lanes with the press of a button. SCX Digital System slot cars are equipped with a microchip which is able to receive instructions from the driver. Driver can change lanes by pressing the button on the back of the SCX Digital controller, or activate the SCX Digital breaking system by releasing the accelerator trigger of the controller. SCX Digital "Smart" cars have a memory chip which is located inside the car that identifies it with the position of the controller connected to the digital control unit. Information is not erased from the car's "memory" until it's reprogrammed to a different controller. Cars feature: Brakes - Removable and adjustable magnet - Digital Guide with suspension - A.R.S. Guide - Tilting Chassis SCX 1:32 Scale Slot Car Track is Durable - Flexible - Tough plastic track. Great for the younger racers! SCX Slot Car Track as a slightly rough surface, better for tire traction and less spin-outs. Track pieces snap together and lock! Step on it by accident, and the track and metal track guide slots are easily straightened out with a flat head screwdriver. And the track easily unsnaps when you want to change-up the race course. SCX Slot Cars are tough. The slot cars are equipped with adjustable magnets, that are great for the little racers to dial-in on the track. With proper care and lube, the only thing that wears out are the contact brushes, and maybe the tires, if you're racing a lot of miles! A very forgiving "kid-friendly" product for years of fun! The entire family can grow with this hobby as SCX slot car race sets have been enjoyed by generations of racers. Suitable for Ages 8 & Older.

SCX DIGITAL SYSTEM 1:32 SCALE DIGITAL SLOT CARS. Change lanes with the press of a button. Run up to 6 cars in one lane and draft like the pro race car drivers! With SCX Digital you can... Drive up to six cars on one lane. Change lanes with the press of a button. SCX Digital cars are equipped with a microchip which is able to receive instructions from the driver. Driver can change lanes by pressing the button on the back of the SCX Digital controller, or activate the SCX Digital breaking system by releasing the accelerator trigger of the controller. SCX Digital "Smart" cars have a memory chip which is located inside the car that identifies it with the position of the controller connected to the digital control unit. Information is not erased from the car's "memory" until it's reprogrammed to a different controller. Cars feature: Brakes - Removable and adjustable magnet - Digital Guide with suspension - A.R.S. Guide - Tilting Chassis Suitable for Ages 8 & Older.

SCX ANALOG SYSTEM ... a closer look

SCX (ANALOG) 1:32 SCALE DTM, NASCAR, F-1, & GT ELECTRIC SLOT CAR HOME RACE SETS - ANALOG. Feel the sensation of real racing, hours of fun for the entire family. Expandable through accessories to meet your wildest imagination. SCX 1:32 Scale Slot Car Track is Durable - Flexible - Tough plastic track. Great for the younger racers! SCX Slot Car Track has a slightly rough surface, better for tire traction and less spin-outs. Track pieces snap together and lock and won't pull apart during the excitement of the race! Step on it by accident, and the track and metal track guide slots are easily straightened out with a flat head screwdriver. And the track easily unsnaps when you want to change-up the race course. SCX Slot Cars are tough. The slot cars are equipped with adjustable magnets, that are great for the little racers to dial-in on the track. With proper care and lube, the only thing that wears out are the contact brushes, and maybe the tires, if you're racing a lot of miles! A very forgiving "kid-friendly" product for years of fun! The entire family can grow with this hobby as SCX slot car race sets have been enjoyed by generations of racers. PLUS the latest generation of SCX analog sets now come with new style grey track which is compatible with SCX Digital track, soo that now you can easily upgread to Digital slot car racing with 6 races when you're ready. **Note - Our Scalextric 1:32 Scale Analog Slot Cars will also run on SCX 1:32 Scale Analog track.

SCX 1/32 SCALE SLOT CARS. ***AMERICAN RACE CARS DAYTONA Corvette Slot Cars. ***SCX 1/32 Scale NASCAR RACE CARS Chevy, Dodge and Ford Slot Cars. ***SCX 1/32 Scale DTM GT1 ENDURANCE Slot Cars. There is a racing circuit in which automakers produce their finest cars in order to race against the best of the industry. A circuit of elite drivers and elite cars. A circuit were speed and control is imperative. A simple miscalculation of a few inches can result in a million dollar machine spinning off the track at over 180 miles per hour. This is GT Endurance racing. These SCX Slot Cars are packed with detail as well as other features such as working headlights and tail lights, just like the real cars! ***SCX 1/32 SCALE WRC RALLY & TOURING SLOT CARS Few racing circuits can get the blood flowing and the heart pumping like rally racing! Whether it's the screaming of the engine, the screeching of the tires or the splattering mud flying through the air, rally racing is definitely intense! Not only are these Rally slot cars fast, but with four wheel drive, their control and traction grip, really grabs the track! ***SCX 1/32 SCALE FORMULA ONE & INDY SLOT CARS There is a racing circuit in which automakers produce their finest cars in order to race against the best of the industry. A circuit of elite drivers and elite cars. A circuit were speed and control is imperative. A simple miscalculation of a few inches can result in a million dollar machine spinning off the track at over 180 miles per hour. This is Formula One racing. These SCX Slot Cars are packed with detail, just like the real cars! Watch these slot cars eat up those tight corners! Not only are these Formula One slot cars fast, but with front wheel steering, their control is razor sharp!

SCX 1/32 SCALE SLOT CAR TRACK New for 2013 is all new SCX Analog track (except for hand throttles/controllers, and power base) that is compatible with the SCX Digital System. Now you will be able to upgrade a 2013 released analog set with the new grey track to digital.

 

SCALEXTRIC 1:32 RACING SYSTEM

SCALEXTRIC 1/32 SCALE SLOT CAR RACING. Scalextric Slot Car Race Sets are ready to go, being complete with Scalextric power transformer and dynamic hand held Scalextric speed controllers. Feel the sensation of real racing, hours of fun for the entire family. Expandable through accessories to meet your wildest imagination. Scalextric 1:32 Scale Slot Car Track is Durable - Flexible - Tough plastic track. Great for the younger racers! Scalextric Slot Car Track has a smooth surface, great for fish-tailing and drifting around curves. Track pieces snap together and lock underneath and won't pull apart during the excitement of the race! Step on it by accident, and the track and metal track guide slots are easily straightened out with a flat head screwdriver. And the track easily unsnaps when you want to change-up the race course. Scalextric Slot Cars are fast, quiet and tough. The slot cars are equipped with magnets, that can be moved, repositioned, removed or changed out for stronger magnets. This is a great option for assisting the little racers when they are trying to dial-in on the track. As you improve your racing skills, you can back off on the magnets (that create down force) and pick up the speed, and then you can add silicone racing tires to tweak your car's handling on the track. With proper care and lube, the only thing that wears out are the contact brushes, and maybe the tires, if you're racing a lot of miles! A very forgiving "kid-friendly" product for years of fun! The entire family can grow with this hobby as Scalextric slot car race sets have been enjoyed by generations of racers. **Note - Our SCX 1:32 Scale Analog Slot Cars will also run on Scalextric 1:32 Scale Analog track. Carrera Analog slot cars will run on the Scalextric Analog 1:32 Scale Track with a slight modification to the Carrera 1:32 slot car's guide blade. NOTE: Scalextric Sport Track pieces are compatible with the NEW SCALEXTRIC DIGITAL SYSTEM Track, however, the standard Scalextric Slot Cars, Scalextric Sport controllers and Scalextric Sport powerbases and Scalextric Sport transformers are not compatible with the NEW SCALEXTRIC DIGITAL SYSTEM. SCALEXTRIC DIGITAL Slot Cars ARE compatible with standard Scalextric Sport Track Sets and standard Scalextric Sport racing systems.

SCALEXTRIC 1/32 SCALE SLOT CARS - 1/32 SCALE AMERICAN MUSCLE CARS, NASCAR, GT1 ENDURANCE, TOURING, INDY, LEMANS, IRL, FORMULA ONE and RALLY SLOT CARS. Scalextric has released new Scalextric Sport slot cars which are performance tweaked stock slot cars! These Scalextric Sport slot cars offer an incredible balance of speed, handling, detail and response for unmodified, out-of-the-box slot cars! ** NOTE: Actual car decor may differ from picture shown. Availability may vary on selected styles. These cars can be converted to Scalextric Digital Stot Cars by adding the Easy Fit Digital Plug or Conversion Kits. The conversion kits (C7005 & C7006) and plug (C8515) allow easy conversion of standard analog (traditional) Scalextric cars to Digital Scalextric. Newer Cars (2007 or later) with new tooling will be equipped to accept the new Easy Fit (C8515) plug.

SCALEXTRIC - ANALOG (Traditional) 1:32 Scale Slot Car Track &amp; Accessories. Here's a great way to expand your racing craze to new horizons! Add hair pin curves, chicanes and crossovers, for some serious street "dog-fighting". Add lots of straights for the long straight-away stretches, that most U.S. drag racers love! Add bank curves so that you don't have to "shut it all the way down" going into the curves. Add a lap counter, or chronometer to "keep it honest"! Make your race track layout look more realistic by adding Spectators, Pit Crews, Grandstands and Buildings. Also, check out our Landscaping Department. Take a look at our Miniatures lighting. Model railroad lighting, and our Lionel Train Accessories and Lights (highway lights and freight yard lights) for realistic night racing. Oakridge Hobbies carries the complete slot car line of SCALEXTRIC. The New Scalextric Slot Car Sets use the NEW style Scalextric Slot Car "Sport" Track. Scalextric "Sport" Slot Car Track is a much higher quality, with a smoother and flatter surface. Adapters are available to connect old Scalextric "Classic" style Slot Car Track and SCX Slot Car Track to the new style high quality Scalextric Sport Slot Car Track. Also the new Sport track has a deeper groove for running cars will longer guide blades like Carrera slot cars. To experience this exciting new dimension in Scalextric Sport Digital System racing, simply add a Conversion Kit (C7011) to your existing Scalextric Analog track layout. Add as many SSD Lane Change Track pieces as you wish, put your chipped cars on the track and start racing. Race up to 6 cars on one lane with an additional SSD Power Supply (C7004). Exploit the geometry of the SSD Lane Change track pieces to incorporate realistic overtaking opportunities through the curves of your layout. Most recent Scalextric and other brand cars can also be raced on the SSD system using the Retro-fit Chip. All SSD chipped cars will also race on Scalextric non-digital track. *Note: SCX and Carrera Digital Slot Cars are not compatible with the Scalextric Digital Racing System

SCALEXTRIC - DIGITAL
SCALEXTRIC - DIGITAL 1:32 Scale Slot Car Race Sets. Change lanes with the press of a button. Run up to 6 cars in one lane and draft like the pro race car drivers!
With Scalextric Sport Digital you can...
Drive up to six cars on one lane. Change lanes with the press of a button.
Brand new ultra responsive hand throttles with button breaking.
Fully compatible with existing Scalextric. Smooth digital power control.
Choose from 7 different styles of racing.
Realistic overtaking on corners.
System uses all new Optical System Technology.
Most cars can be made digitally compatible.
Expandable through accessories to meet your wildest imagination.
Scalextric 1:32 Scale Slot Car Track is Durable - Flexible - Tough plastic track. Great for the younger racers! Scalextric Slot Car Track has a smooth surface, great for fish-tailing and drifting around curves. Track pieces snap together and lock underneath and won't pull apart during the excitement of the race! Step on it by accident, and the track and metal track guide slots are easily straightened out with a flat head screwdriver. And the track easily unsnaps when you want to change-up the race course. Scalextric Slot Cars are fast, quiet and tough. The slot cars are equipped with magnets, that can be moved, repositioned, removed or changed out for stronger magnets. This is a great option for assisting the little racers when they are trying to dial-in on the track. As you improve your racing skills, you can back off on the magnets (that create down force) and pick up the speed, and then you can add silicone racing tires to tweak your car's handling on the track. With proper care and lube, the only thing that wears out are the contact brushes, and maybe the tires, if you're racing a lot of miles! A very forgiving "kid-friendly" product for years of fun!  The entire family can grow with this hobby as Scalextric slot car race sets have been enjoyed by generations of racers.
** If you already have a SCALEXTRIC Analog (traditional) race track, to experience this exciting new dimension in Scalextric Sport Digital System racing, simply add a Conversion Kit (C7011) to your existing Scalextric layout. Add as many SSD Lane Change Track piecesas you wish, put your chipped cars on the track and start racing. Race up to 6 cars on one lane with an additional SSD Power Supply (C7004). Exploit the geometry of the SSD Lane Change track pieces to incorporate realistic overtaking opportunities through the curves of your layout. Most recent Scalextric and other brand cars can also be raced on the SSD system using the Retro-fit Chip. All SSD chipped cars will also race on Scalextric non-digital track.

*Note: SCX and Carrera Digital Slot Cars are not compatible with the Scalextric Digital Racing System

SCALEXTRIC - DIGITAL 1:32 Scale Slot Car Track & Accessories.
Here's a great way to expand your racing craze to new horizons! Add hair pin curves, chicanes and crossovers, for some serious street "dog-fighting". Add lots of straights for the long straight-away stretches, that most U.S. drag racers love! Add bank curves so that you don't have to "shut it all the way down" going into the curves. Add a lap counter, or chronometer to "keep it honest"! Make your race track layout look more realistic by adding Spectators, Pit Crews, Grandstands and Buildings. Also, check out our Landscaping Department. Take a look at our Miniatures lighting. Model railroad lighting, and our Lionel Train Accessories and Lights (highway lights and freight yard lights) for realistic night racing.

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