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Old 11-16-07, 11:04 AM   #1
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Any slot car experts here?

My 9 yr old son wants a slot car track for X-mas. You don't really find a lot of these in the big box stores anymore. Anyway, i would like to get him a decent track-set, but don't have any real experience. I will of course do the Google work, but looking for first hand experience. Anyone have any?
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avoid the cheap big box store sets like the plague. the track sections will not stay together. do not know if such a thing exists, but look for a set where the sections lock together in some fashion. For a 9 year old this may not be a problem, but for my 6 year old and three year olds, it is very much one. Everytime you bump the track, sections separate, current stops flowing, cars come to a halt.
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Old 11-16-07, 11:17 AM   #3
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avoid the cheap big box store sets like the plague. the track sections will not stay together. do not know if such a thing exists, but look for a set where the sections lock together in some fashion. For a 9 year old this may not be a problem, but for my 6 year old and three year olds, it is very much one. Everytime you bump the track, sections separate, current stops flowing, cars come to a halt.
Yeah. That's what i remember about the crappy ones i had as a kid.
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Old 11-16-07, 11:26 AM   #4
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Go to a real hobby store, like a Hobby Town type store. Slot cars are tons of fun, but if you buy are cheap setup you will be selling at this springs garage sale.
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My pop built a platform that was mounted to the wall with a hinge. When we wanted to play with the race cars we just dropped the platform. Mom put it back when we were done, of course.

We had HO, tho 1/32 is teh r0x0R
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