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Scalextric Start C1286 Grid 24 1:32 Scale Race Set

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  • Accelerate into the world of 1:32 scale slot racing with this ready-to-race set
  • The track has a very easy push-together, pull-apart system keeping assembly time down to a minimum
  • A lap counter is included so that two drivers can set up to 50 laps of endurance racing
  • A sheet of decals is supplied with each car so that they can be decorated with racing graphics
  • 1:32 scale; track 4.3 metres long; requires 1.7 x 1.7 metres space
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Technical Details
Item Weight3.7 Kg
Product Dimensions61 x 48.3 x 12.7 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:5 years and up
Item model numberC1286T
Main Language(s)English
Number of Puzzle Pieces1
Assembly RequiredYes
Scale1:32
Engine Typeelectric
Track Width/GaugeG
Batteries Required?No
Batteries Included?No
Material Type(s)Plastic
Remote Control Included?Yes
Remote Control Typewired
Radio Control Suitabilityindoor
  
Additional Information
ASINB006ZVJF3G
Best Sellers Rank 94,160 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.7 Kg
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Date First Available20 Jan. 2012
  
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Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months
  • Warning: To be used under the direct supervision of an adult

Product Description

Product Description

Red endurance racing car
An accessible start to endurance racing!
Purple endurance racing car
Features two super-resistant cars.

Scalextric Start C1286 Grid 24 1:32 Scale Race Set

Getting started in endurance racing

Grid 24 is an exciting, accessible start to endurance racing for beginner racers. Four separate circuit options for 4.3 metres of track help racers get used to consistent speed and focus with gentle curves and stretches for break-neck sprints. The included lap counter allows racers to set up to 50 laps of endurance racing.

All you need to get started

This set includes everything you need to get started, including skill level hand throttles – twist the dial on the side for the novice setting so that cars won't come off the track, or set it to advanced for more realistic skill-based racing. Also included are 4.3 metres of track, requiring 170 x 170 cm of space, a lap counter, and two customisable endurance racers.

Super-resistant, customisable endurance cars

The set includes endurance cars in electrifying purple and scorching red, complete with decal sheets so that racers can customise their cars how they wish. The cars are also built with Magnatraction and easy-change pick-up features.

Skill level hand throttle
Adjust the difficulty for different skill levels.
Fun, flexible, and realistic

A lap counter is included in this set so that two drivers can set up to 50 laps of endurance racing. 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.

The Scalextric Start track has a very easy push-together, pull-apart system which keeps assembly time down to a minimum. There are four alternative track shapes to make, and the vehicles are tough and robust. A sheet of decals is supplied with each car so that the car can be decorated with racing graphics.

Why choose Scalextric Start?

The Scalextric Start range is designed to be the perfect introduction to Scalextric for children aged 5 years and up, featuring parts designed specifically for younger racers. The track pieces are especially easy to connect and disconnect, making for easier assembly and tidying away. Each set includes super tough cars built to take a tumble, and they need not whiz off the track at all thanks to the optional novice setting on the hand throttles. Scalextric Start is also compatible with standard Scalextric products.

Scalextric Start provides everything for the rookie racer in a ready-to-race package. Accelerate into the world of 1:32 scale slot racing; available in a selection of ready-to-race sets, Scalextric Start provides everything for the rookie racer!

Scalextric braid plate
Slide the braid plate onto the blade from the rear, ensuring it clicks into place. view larger

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.

If you have a problem with your Scalextric set, please contact the Scalextric customer service helpline on 01843 233525.

Box Contains

2 x LMP cars
1 x Straight track
1 x Lap counter
1 x Straight track/powerbase assembly
8 x Curved tracks
2 x Hand controllers
2 x Car decal sheets
2 x Track supports
4 x Braid plates
1 x Leaflet pack
1 x Start lap counter instruction leaflet
1 x UK transformer
1 x Instruction Leaflet


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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Mark-Lisburn on 26 Dec. 2012
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Once again we've learnt you get what you pay for...and with the substantial discount on this set, we didn't even have to pay that much! This is a great introduction to Scalextric racing - the concept hasn't changed from "when I were a lad" but they've obviously improved on it over the years - the cars are more robust, they STICK to the track thanks to magnetism and they are very low maintenance. All in all, very, very pleased with this - Santa bought it for our 8-year-old son and we also have a 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter - all are able to enjoy this set thanks to the ability to limit the speed.
UPDATE: Since getting this set we have been given an old Scalextric Classic set from the 1970s. Thanks to Scalextric producing converter packs that will convert Start to Sport track and Sport to Classic we now have a massive layout, incorporating the 1970s track AND the Start set - we have had hours of great fun since Christmas and I can only see this continuing! Top marks Scalextric!! P.S. Both cars are strong and durable - any bits prone to breakage can easily be clipped back on...
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JJ on 12 Jan. 2013
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I chose this scalextric start C1286 grid-24 1;32 scale race set for it's easy set up and the fact that you can add to it, and my grandson and his dad love it,
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Johnt on 22 Jan. 2013
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bought this for my grandson for christmas, much better than the micro systems. Did all i said on the box he just could not stop playing with it and changing track layout.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rults on 27 Jan. 2013
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Poor quality cars without the stickers they look like something in a pound shop. Track fits together 'ok wish I had bought the more expensive version
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. A. Murray on 27 Dec. 2013
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I picked this kit for me 2.5 yr old Son.. yes, really it was for him. And it's great - With the throttle controls, it's very easy to set it to a suitable speed to keep the car on the track. Without the throttle control it needs lots of skill. My 2.5 year old son and 4 year old Daughter have been enjoying it and asking for it to be brought out again.
There are enough variations in track design to make it interesting, starting from a simple oval up to tracks with flyovers, depending on time and space.
The cars are sturdy enough for some crashes and on Christmas day it was used for hours and hours by lots of people.

The only issue, is the box. While scalextric have delivered a great product, the box is rubbish. They really should design it so that you can pack things back in neatly to put it away for the day. It's just bits of folded cardboard inside with tape to protect certain parts. Nothing pre-formed that you can put things back into it, so once it's been taken out just once, you basically have a big cardboard box with a jumble of bits inside.

Would have been a definite 5 starts had the box been a bit better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By I J Howick on 27 Feb. 2013
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scalextrix Thoroughly poor product -- both sets have faults with controllers and cars i will require replacements yet again which costs time and causes unhappy kids
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25 of 34 people found the following review helpful By A Z on 5 Sept. 2012
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We bought this set for my five and a half year old son and his younger brother, thinking that the four circuits and the skill level controller will give them a bit more than the standard set. This, however, did not turn out to be the right thinking. The tracks are cheaply made and so are the cars. Both are of a much lower quality than the standard set, and we did not feel that the set would endure frequent changes without problems. You can set the skill level control, which seemed like a nice feature at first. But my younger son's car would frequently get stuck and he was unable to restart the car without giving it a push first. This was not the case without the control in place. Most of the time the car would not finish a round before getting stuck. He found this very frustrating and we found, it defied the purpose of the control. The metal inlay of the track had a bent in it near the lap counter, which was one of the reasons for the car to get stuck.
Finally, I should note that both of my sons found the toy rather boring after a few rounds. I am not sue whether this is because one car used to get stuck all the time, or whether they just found the whole idea boring.
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