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Scalextric Digital C8515 Plug for Digital Plug Ready (DPR) Saloon cars 1:32 Scale Accessory
Scalextric Digital C8515 Plug for Digital Plug Ready (DPR) Saloon cars 1:32 Scale Accessory
Price: £11.88

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars easy does it, 8 Jan. 2012
i fitted one of theese to a car for the 1st time today, it took me around 3 minutes. Its a very simple procedure & for once the instructions were very good & easy to follow. slightly fiddly & helps if you have small fingers.
i have no idea how pple fit theese in under 1 minute .. but anyhow , its a simple job & even taking 3 minutes its not dificult or time consuming.
though really not something to give to anyone younger than a teenager. does require some caution & care.


Scalextric Digital C1276 Platinum 1:32 Scale Race Set
Scalextric Digital C1276 Platinum 1:32 Scale Race Set

35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 8 Jan. 2012
bought from amazon when it was massively discounted
ours arrived superbly wrapped in thick blue plastic & securely taped up with "amazon" packing tape.
Have been really surprised how well the "super resistant" cars have dealt with the bruising treatment they have had. within minutes of us having the set up & running i was certain it was all going to end in tears. Two weeks later & approx 30hrs of racing ALL six cars are still working fine despite taking serious knocks & crashes. though this may well be due to us starting out with the car power levels set too 50% & now running the cars at 75% power.

value for money:
is worth researching for yourself how much the items in this set would cost you if purchased seperatly
6x super resistant cars , 6x digital chips
1x c7042 six car powerbase + 6x throttle controls
2x straight lane changer track sections
i stopped at this point because it had already exceeded by far the price of the set.

durability: crashes / flying off the track at the corners . running into the back of other cars while racing is inevitable & so far theese "super resistant" cars seem to be holding up well . expect to loose the odd rear wing-spoiler / wing mirror / front grill.
Of course theese cars are not "unbreakable" so smashing into the skirting boards at full speed or repeatedly ramming stopped / crashed cars at full speed/power will bust them.

Problems:
the c7042 powerbase, not reliably registering/recording the laps of all cars. This is a "known bug/fault in the firmware/software that ships with this device & after lots of research i have been unable to find a fix for it from scalextric/hornby. (though there is 3rd party downloadable software available that fixes this bug for "serious-pro racers" lol grandad gets annoyed when its his car that is not getting its laps recognised.

disappointing:
would have hoped for the "top of the range" set that this is , they would have included alternate track plans~track layouts. we had to adapt it to fit our floor space .. 9ft x 9ft was no good for us. Our usable/allowable floor area (blushes bright red & cringes) is 12ft x 5ft & i now know this is non negotiable lol .
thankfully the slotcar / scalextric community saved my bacon with a pc download which allowed me to make the most of the track & space we have.

is a shame such a well known large company as scalextric/hornby , has so little information / help / customer support & faqs / problem fixes / explanatory literature either with their products or online.

Impressive:
The ability to run the cars on lower power settings particulary for younger children who struggle to get to grips with the throttle controls.

The amount of help / information / instructions / Q&A / Faqs / uploaded video / general support , that is available from a "Huge" variety of scalextric users / clubs / enthusiasts / 3rd party developers.

Overall: Best purchase my family made this xmas , has provided fun for three generations ,from 65 to 7 years old.
P.S if you have the space to expand on this set . consider the hairpin curve expansion pack & i highly recommend the R3 & R4 curved track for adding some variety to the corners / shape of the track layout.
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Scalextric C3177 1:32 Scale Audi R8 LMS Race Experience Super Resistant Slot Car
Scalextric C3177 1:32 Scale Audi R8 LMS Race Experience Super Resistant Slot Car

3.0 out of 5 stars oops there goes the front grill again, 26 Dec. 2011
car looks very nice , fun to play with , fairly robust .. but within a few hrs of use & several heavy crashes both of our audi's had lost their front grills . probably due to running into the back of a crashed or stationary car in the same lane .. still considering the punishment theese cars took today .. am quite amazed they are still working .. lots of fun ..


Scalextric C8225 Radius 2 Inner Border/Barrier 45 degree 1:32 Scale Accessory
Scalextric C8225 Radius 2 Inner Border/Barrier 45 degree 1:32 Scale Accessory
Price: £6.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars symmetry, 12 Dec. 2011
not really needed , but i find they help "finish" the track, make it look more complete & eye catching. Also i have found that adding inner & outer kerbs/barriers to R1 & R2 curves~corners and only Outer kerbs/barriers to R3 curves~corners helps novice racers moderate their speed at the sharper bends. if you are able to buy this item at a heavily discounted price then its an inexpensive addition thats eye catching & also a good visual warning to drivers to SLOW DOWN NOW.
P.S . warning. important note, All of this type of kerb & barrier have problems remaining attatched to your track on carpeted floors .


Scalextric C8235 Radius 4 Curve 22.5 degree x2 1:32 Scale Accessory
Scalextric C8235 Radius 4 Curve 22.5 degree x2 1:32 Scale Accessory
Price: £9.48

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars go fast corner, 12 Dec. 2011
cool pce of track, makes for some impressive long fast sweeping corners. no good if you are tight on space.
a 180 degree turn uses 8 pcs of track & takes up almost 140 cm width/length area. "thats almost 5ft" .. still if you can fit a big long sweeping turn into your track layout, you will love it

R2 180 degree turn = 74cm (without kerbs / barriers) 2ft 6inch
R3 180 degree turn = 106cm (without kerbs / barriers) 3ft 6inch
R4 180 degree turn = 140cm (without kerbs / barriers) 4ft 8inch


Scalextric C8204 Radius 3 Curve 22.5 degree x2 (C153) 1:32 Scale Accessory
Scalextric C8204 Radius 3 Curve 22.5 degree x2 (C153) 1:32 Scale Accessory
Price: £10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars cornered, 12 Dec. 2011
gives some variation on corners from the R2 curves .
fun to mix 1 or 2 of theese into a "standard" corner/bend for a more engaging track layout


Scalextric C8514 Ultimate Track Extension Pack 1:32 Scale Accessory
Scalextric C8514 Ultimate Track Extension Pack 1:32 Scale Accessory
Price: £39.95

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars superb, 12 Dec. 2011
huge fun & good value , we lacked the space for the original track layout , this set + some additional curved track (R3)(C8204) enabled us to make a longer narrower set with this extension in the empty hole in the middle. Fantastic extra track to have if you are "space limited" on what you can build. this lets you fit alot more track into 8ft x 4ft or 12ft x 4ft floor space.

* may need to get 2x 1/4 (87mm) & 2x short straight (78mm)*
to get the correct fit on your track.
best advice use the scalextric "track designer software" to experiment with what you can fit in the area you have to use.


Scalextric Digital C7018 Starter Grid (1/2 straight x 2) 1:32 Scale Accessory
Scalextric Digital C7018 Starter Grid (1/2 straight x 2) 1:32 Scale Accessory
Price: £7.41

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars get set go, 12 Dec. 2011
nice inexpensive extra pce to have with any scalextric "digital" set. Especially when using 4 or 6 cars on the newest tracks .
we find the start grid helps keep the peace, starting the next race in reverse order with the winner & 2nd place car at the back of the pack eases the tension & adds alot of extra fun for minimal outlay.
(remember it comes x2 in the pkt , so you only need "one" of them for four cars. .. ready steady GO..


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