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Scalextric

Scalextric

Cars and Equipment, Past and Present

  • Author: Roger Gillham
  • Publisher: Haynes Publications
  • ISBN: 9781859604328
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 207
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Racing electric slot cars is a fascinating hobby that provides thrills for the young and old alike. Among marty of these hobbyists, the brand name Scalextric is so well-established that it has become a generic term for electric slot car systems. This fully revised edition is the complete guide to slot car tracks and cars marketed under the Scalextric name from their introduction in 1957 to the new 1998 models.

Scalextric

Scalextric

  • Author: Jon Mountfort
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 074781189X
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 56
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Scalextric, the ultimate boys' toy, arrived in toyshops in 1957. The first-ever electric slot-car system, with uncontrollable tinplate cars running on heavy rubber track, it brought the speed and glamour of motor racing to suburban living rooms. Classic marques of the day such as Aston Martin, Jaguar and Lotus featured in the early '60s scalextric sets, and over the years that followed all the classic Formula 1 battles were re-created in schoolboy form, followed by sports cars, rally cars, and classic film re-creations such as the James Bond set of 1968, Batman and Knight Rider.

Scalextric

Scalextric

The Story of the World's Favourite Model Racing Cars

  • Author: Rod Green
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
  • ISBN: 9780007134212
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 191
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An in-depth celebration of everything that has made Scalextric a constant favourite for nearly half a century. Hundreds of nostalgic colour images of cars, track and accessories from the past combine with modern shots of the latest equipment to make this a unique companion to international motor sport's 12-volt baby brother.

Slot Car Racing: Tips, Tricks & Techniques

Slot Car Racing: Tips, Tricks & Techniques

  • Author: Robert Schleicher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610605045
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Slot Car Bible

Slot Car Bible

  • Author: Robert Schleicher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781610606738
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
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This sensational slot car salute presents a wealth of information on beginning and advanced techniques for collecting, building, tuning, and duplicating the amazing little cars that were at the peak of their popularity in the 1960s and '70s. All the rage among youngsters and adults alike, slot cars and more than 50 track layouts duplicating famous circuts like Daytona. Indy and Monaco, are featured here in photographs that vividly recount the enthusiasm surrounding this popular hobby. Follows Schleicher's popular Racing and Collecting Slot Cars 0-7603-1024-6.

The Scalextric Handbook

The Scalextric Handbook

  • Author: James May
  • Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
  • ISBN: 9781844861170
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 81
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Fresh from his world record attempt at the legendary Brooklands motor racing circuit, in which the Toy Stories team built a 2.7-mile circuit entirely out of Scalextric track, James May re-enters the world of Scalextric, Britain’s leading slot-car racing brand. Remembering many childhood hours spent recreating the thrills and spills of Goodwood, Silverstone and Brands Hatch, James examines the development and expansion of Scalextric from its true British roots to its international appeal today. He investigates the history of the brand, documenting the greatest sets and cars ever produced – including Formula 1, rally, touring cars and Le Mans. James also looks at what it takes to be a Scalextric champion, the essential elements of good track design, how to customise your racer and gets technical with the difficulties involved in scaling a full-size performance car down to an accurate, working slot-car.

Scalextric Collectibles

Scalextric Collectibles

  • Author: Jon Mountfort
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781445679099
  • Category:
  • Page: 96
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Jon Mountfort explores the iconic British toy, and offers hints and tips that will delight current and prospective collectors, as well as the general Scalextric enthusiast.

Slot Car Racing in the Digital Age

Slot Car Racing in the Digital Age

  • Author: Robert Schleicher
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781616732073
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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Robert Schleicher wrote the book on slot car racing—literally. In the three short years since Schleicher’s Slot Car Racing: Tips, Tricks & Track Plans was published, the hobby has been virtually transformed by new products and technologies. This new volume, a perfect complement to its predecessor, brings readers and racers up to date, offering a concise, comprehensive overview of slot car racing’s developments, along with expert, practical guidance for putting this information to good use. A primer on the latest digital and analog developments for both 1/32 and HO scales, Schleicher’s book delivers the lowdown on building cars from individual components on ready-to-race chassis, as well as popular tune-up tips to get even more speed and better handling out of today’s cars. Schleicher also provides track tests of 70 cars and a slot-car shootout featuring 23 more vehicles. Finally, Schleicher includes nearly 50 track plans: 14 tabletop-size plans for Scalextric, Classic, Carrera, Sport, SCX, and Ninco brand track; 14 plans modeled on real circuits like Watkins Glen, Monaco, Spa-Francorchamps, Sears Point, and the Bahrain and Shanghai F1 courses; and 17 4x8-foot HO scale plans. Illustrated throughout with color photography and track plan line art, this is the book that no serious slot car racer can afford to be without.