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Silverghost
11-19-2012, 02:21 AM
Looking for suggestions / recommendations. The birthday is around the corner and so is 12/25. I've been thinking about "asking" for a 1/32 slot car set. I see there is some really nice stuff out there. What's my best bang for the buck?

weewillie
11-20-2012, 12:23 AM
Peter, for me there is only one,


https://www.scalextric.com/
https://www.hornbyamerica.com/shop/scalextric

dealer, chicagoland hobby 773.775.4848

AngliaGT
11-20-2012, 12:49 AM
Peter, Aren't you a little old to be playing with toy cars? - Doug

weewillie
11-20-2012, 12:58 AM
Doug, remember they get that white stuff in the winter in Chicago and you can't always get out to play.

Mickey Richaud
11-20-2012, 09:03 AM
Peter, Aren't you a little old to be playing with toy cars? - Doug

A heckuva lot cheaper than playing with real ones...

rick_ingram
11-20-2012, 01:38 PM
I have a couple of Carerra sets.

Geo Hahn
11-22-2012, 10:03 PM
I have a couple of Carerra sets.

Me too. I like that they can go 1/32 or 1/25. I'm not serious about this stuff but do enjoy building replicas of favorite cars.

I started with a common TR3A kit:

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR3/TR3-kit.jpg

Mounted it to a wired chassis:

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR3/TR3-wired-up.jpg

And put Mini-Geo behind the wheel:

https://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc499/Ahwahnee18/TR3/TR3ASlotCar.jpg

Billm
11-23-2012, 11:54 AM
I was really surprised, I have had an old $7 Radio Shack slotcar set for the past 20 years or so and every time that I pulled it out the kids and I really enjoyed playing with it for many hours at a time. NOT a great set but fun.
BillM

Gliderman8
11-23-2012, 12:39 PM
Slot cars was a passion when I was a kid. In fact, they had a hobby store in the town I grew up in that had a huge track and you rented time on the track. On Sat afternoon my buds and me would take our "cool cars" that we built and spend hours racing. It was better than going to the movies!
Wish I had all the cars and equipment from the 60's that my mom got rid of :upset:

Steve
11-25-2012, 08:32 PM
There are some gorgeous slot cars available nowadays. I need to check some of them out for myself now, thanks for the idea, Peter!

Silverghost
11-27-2012, 03:18 AM
I had AFX sets in my younger days. Now the 1/32 scale have caught my eye. Do the digital sets offer any great advantage over the non digital ones?