Frequently Asked Questions

Slot Cars

What is the Difference - NINCO, FLY, SCX, and SCALEXTRIC versus AFX (HO SCALE)

AFX is 1/72 scale. It is smaller than SCALEXTRIC/SCX which is 1/32 scale. AFX and LIFE-LIKE cars can be interchanged. NINCO, FLY, and SCX cars can be used on SCALEXTRIC, SCX or NINCO track AFX slot cars are much faster than SCALEXTRIC AFX slot are much smaller and cheaper than SCALEXTRIC SCALEXTRIC takes up more room than AFX SCALEXTRIC cars are more detailed than AFX SCALEXTRIC cars are more realistic in their handling and response than AFX AFX cars are generally more suited to younger children

What size is AFX?

HO SCALE 1/76 SCALE CAR SIZE : 76mm LONG, 33mm WIDE TRACK WIDTH: 75mm CARS RANGE IN PRICE: $20 - $28 each

What size is SCALEXTRIC, SCX, PRO-SLOT, NINCO and FLY

CAR SIZE 1/32 SCALE: 140mm LONG, 58mm WIDE TRACK WIDTH: 155mm CARS RANGE IN PRICE: $35 - $119 each

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Which track is which - SCALEXTRIC, SCX, NINCO?

Scalextric after 40 years of making the old plastic track decided in 2003 to change the texture and the way the track joins together. The track is the same width and smoother which allows a better grip. There is also a deeper slot for the guide pin. The join has been changed to enable the track to be put together and pulled apart more easily. The old track - which is still available is called "Classic" and the new track is called "Sport". There is an adaptor track (Code C8222) to join the different types together. The new Scalextric electronic lap counter/timer includes the adaptor track. SCX track joins directly onto the old Scalextric Classic track. Ninco is wider than Scalextric / SCX however it enables F1 cars to corner together. The Ninco chicane will join Scalextric Classic and SCX track together. All Scalextric sets with the new Sport track now have braking built into the hand controls. This is an option on most SCX sets and standard on all Ninco sets. We stock a complete range of Carrera track. Carrera track uses stainless steel in the rails on the track and it will not rust like the other brands. We have a Digital Carrera track set up in the shop for customers to use. We stock a complete range of Scalextric, SCX and Ninco Track. All the cars in the 1/32 scale?Scalextric, SCX, Fly, Ninco, Spirit, Carrera and Revell will run on all of the above tracks - with the exclusion of the Trucks by FLY and Go-Karts by Ninco which will only run on Carrera and Ninco track because they are too wide for the narrower Scalextric and SCX track.

Do you have diagrams of Slot Car Circuits?

A track plan booklet by Scalextric is available at the shop - 31 different track plans are included with 4 lane layouts.

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AFX MULTI LANE LAYOUTS
BATHURST TRACK LAYOUT IN SCALEXTRIC
WANNEROO RACEWAY TRACK LAYOUT IN SCALEXTRIC

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SCX Track plans

What are digital slot cars?

In 2004 Scalextric introduced the world to Digital Slot Car Racing. With Digital control you can have up to 6 cars racing in a lane at the same time all with individual control. There are lane changing sections to enable the driver to swap lanes. The Digital controllers have 3 controls - brake, lane change and throttle. It uses standard Scalextric Sport track. Old cars can be fitted with a decoder to make them into digital control. There is a conversion set to enable you to upgrade your old track to digital or you can buy a complete digital starter set. We sell and stock Carrera Digital and Ninco Digital sets and track. Try out the Carrera Digital system on the shop display. SCX Digital Slot Car sets, cars, track and accessories are available to special order at reduced prices.

Contact Stanbridges

Stanbridges Hobby Shop

29-31 Railway Parade
Mt Lawley, Perth 6050
Western Australia

Opposite the Guildford Road Subway

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Ph: (08) 9271 8929
Fax: (08) 9271 4683

Free Call: 1800 811 455

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