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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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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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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    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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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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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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