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Scalextric 1:32 Scale Continental Sports Cars Race Set

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  • The LMP and Pro GT Cars go head-to-head in this Scalextric Continental Sports Car Race Set
  • Build four different track layouts with track provided
  • Lap Counter included to add an extra dimension to racing as well as two speed settings
  • Each hand controller has a two-position selector switch which allows the driver to choose slow or fast speed settings to reflect the driver’s experience
  • Track length 484cm requiring 191cm x 132 cm space
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Scalextric 1:32 Scale Continental Sports Cars Race Set + Scalextric C8203 Radius 2 Racing Curve 90 degree x2 1:32 Scale Accessory + Scalextric C8526 Track Extension Pack 4 - Straights 1:32 Scale Accessory
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Technical Details
Item Weight4.7 Kg
Product Dimensions73.7 x 22.9 x 48.3 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:6 years and up
Item model numberC1319T
Main Language(s)English
Number of Game Players2
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:32
Engine Typeelectric
Track Width/GaugeOO
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Remote Control Included?No
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
  
Additional Information
ASINB00IJZIFY6
Best Sellers Rank 2,564 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.7 Kg
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Date First Available2 Jan. 2014
  
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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: Only for domestic use

Product Description

Product Description

Scalextric C1319 Continental Sports Cars 1:32 Scale Race Set

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Box Contains

2 Super resistant continental sports cars, 2 hand controllers, lap counter, 484cm of track

From the Manufacturer

Why Choose Scalextric?

Scalextric 1:32 scale sets conform to the standard for slot car racing around the world. With an extensive selection of highly detailed and super resistant slot cars, racing on high performance track, you can really sense the high octane world of slot car racing. Extend your racing experience with a wide range of additional track pieces and extension packs that can be bought separately, as well as track side accessories to create real theatre in your racing arena. Upgrade options to Scalextric Digital are available on many sets.

Scalextric Continental Sports Cars 1:32 Scale Race Set

An introduction to the exciting world of 1:32 scale slot racing, this set includes LMP and Pro GT cars, tough enough for full impact racing. You can build four different layouts with the track supplied, and this set also includes a lap counter for even more excitement.

Each hand controller has a two-position selector switch which allows the driver to choose slow or fast speed settings to reflect the driver’s experience. A sheet of decals is supplied with each car so that the car can be decorated with racing graphics. This set will be supplied with a UK transformer.

Replacing the Braid Plate on a Scalextric Car

If you find that one of your Scalextric vehicles is not steering correctly, it may mean that the braid plate is loose (this can be caused when vehicles are crashed together). In order to refit or replace the easy-fit braid plate on one your Scalextric vehicle, please follow the steps below to get your car up and running again:

1. Ensure the tail of the braids are facing towards the rear of the vehicle, not the front

2. Place the braid plate onto the rear of the blade

3. Pull the braid plate over the front of the blade

4. Sliding the plate onto the blade, ensure you push the plate until it clicks into position

Quick Guide to Scalextric Terminology

▪ Magnatraction: A magnet located in the chassis of the car generates increased downforce and better traction

▪ Super Resistant: More robust, durable cars, tough enough to withstand full impact racing

▪ 360 Guideblades: Allows for drifting and 360 spins

▪ Digital Chip Installed: Digital chip installed cars for use on digital track layouts

▪ Easy change pick-ups: Quick change braid plates designed to be changed at speed--to maintain your braids simply slide off and on

▪ Digital Plug Ready (DPR): No digital chip installed--DPR cars can quickly and easily be upgraded to work on a digital layout


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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Butler on 4 Nov. 2014
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A great value set for £50.
The White car is prone to drifting out and spinning off more than the silver blue one...but im very pleased with the set.
I bought the racing curve accessory C8203 to go with it, as only one track design makes the slots equal length without.
maybe put the faster car on the longer slot if you don't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MrsOsborne2013 VINE VOICE on 5 Feb. 2015
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I was really excited about receiving this, being able to relive childhood memories of racing friends and family. First impression not great, box was not fully attached at each corner the folds of cardboard had not been glued properly as if someone had pulled on the side and it had given way. However I thought as long as everything else inside was not damaged all will be ok, after all that is what i got it for not to look at the box.
Everything was there to make it work, I was a little disappointed that there were no banking corners or imitation armco for the corners as with the scalextric of old. Times however move on and as I mentioned everything was there to make it work however basic it was.
I built the first track mentioned and plugged everything in and yes it worked, the cars went round we raced even to the classic point of the cars coming off the track on the corners. Confirmation of it working now done it was time to put the stickers on the cars to give them some substance.
Now this item is for ages 5+, I am thinking that the stickers would be easy to handle. Easy to peel off and place on. This is not the case, this was the biggest disappointment I found. some stickers were so small it was pointless in even taking them off the sheet. The cutter they must have used had cut to deep into the backing sheet or not at all so when you did manage to find a corner to peel it just ripped the backing paper with it.
All in all average is the best I can say about this product especially for the price they charge. good if you plan to extend to it later with more track and cars but not as a stand alone racing track.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JK TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Jan. 2015
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Continental Sports Cars Race 'Starter' Set from Scalextric. You'll need a lot of available floor room, 191 cm x 132 cm, as the track measures approx. 484 cm. Easy to assemble/disassemble and will configure into 4 x alternative circuits including the popular figure 8. So long as you the same scale, 1:32, you shouldn't have any problems adding extra track and other pieces.

Along with the track are two race cars which require you to stick on several sheets of small, fiddly transfers to lift their appearance. The transfers aren't easy to apply if you want a perfect finish and easy to rip when you pull them off the backing strip. Once on they look good and it's worth making an effort.

Although the cars feel quite light and plastic they fly around the track with a decent amount of traction and take no end of bumps without damage.

The set comes with two handsets, on the small side, each with a two position switch so you can decided fast or slow depending upon your confidence. There's also a lap counter that counts down from 50 and is a must have for keeping tabs on races and adding to the excitement.

Along with the set are 4 additional brushes/braids which you will need as the cars are worn quite quickly. They're easy to change. In fact everything in the set is designed to be as easy and straightforward as possible to use. Makes it accessible to younger children. Has a 5+ age recommendation.

Great starter set. Comes packaged in a huge, bright box, quite heavy at approx 5 kg, and I can't imagine any enthusiast (young or old!) not being delighted on receipt. Has everything you need to get going. Simply unpack the pieces and get started.

Happy to recommend.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ziggy_fan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Jan. 2015
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A versatile set, adjustable to skill - the variable top-speed setting is particularly good for getting younger users started and learning to control without flying out on every corner. I like that there are enough track pieces to be able to try different circuit shapes, I have set it up using the elevator pieces to get a figure of eight type circuit. I also like that the cars when racing side by side, produce an echoing sound that is like a scaled down version of a real high speed race - the high pitch humming "scream" of engines.

It takes minutes to set up (the track pieces' interlocking mechanism is very user friendly)

The lap counter is ingenious!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 3 Feb. 2015
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This is a great starter kit for anyone who doesn't already own a Scalextric set & it includes everything you need for hours of family fun!

The track it comes with can be set up in 4 different layouts meaning you can have real tournaments with several legs to them. The two cars are well built & travel around the track at surprisingly fast speeds (thankfully there is a slower speed to practise with until you get to grips with it!).

This has already provided hours of fun for the whole family, both young and old and I can definitely see us buying more track in the future to create even more complicated courses to play on
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By CP on 15 Feb. 2015
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The reason for the one star is due to the fact that after just 4 hours of playing both cars started to fall apart, they both lost their wings but hats not really the biggest deal obviously.
The silver car just fell apart from its track contact point which was hanging loose by a very thin thread of a wire.When I readjusted it the car just didn t work.I therefore took the car apart as I suspected the wires had come away and was shocked to see how just a cheap piece of tat this car was made from in China.The wires to the motor are so thin that its unlikely these would last any time at all.I found actually one of the wires was broken... Yes broken and so had to fix it with a thicker wire which although easy was extremely cumbersome.
There is no reason why these cars have to be made so poorly as there is plenty of room on the inside for better quality ( which would cost little to no pennies at all) for wires and connectors.They are purely designed to fail so that you go and buy another.
The other problem is that the cars themselves in this pack are not matched and the white one repeatedly comes off the track at a much greater frequency due to its poorer design.
This really frustrated my kids as the whole point is to have fair racing and it certainly doesn't give them that.
I m not sure if the price for such cheaply made equipment in the Scalextric world is fair or not but anything designed for racing that breaks the way this did on the first outing is not worth a penny.
The only good points are that the tracks are easier to put together and the cars hold the track better due to he magnet they have in the base but that's it!
It leaves me stuck as to know whether to just abandon this as a bad purchase or get Extras of better quality now that I have started the ball rolling for my kids Scalextric world.
Personally if you are thinking of purchasing for the first time get better quality or you could be left frustrated.
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