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MODULAR TRACK NO.21
100 CONFIGURATIONS FOR WOODEN ROUTED CIRCUIT
November/December. No. 021. £4.99 www.slotmagazine.co.uk
LE MANS CLASSICS FORMIDABLE FRONT-ENGINED REPLICAS
CARRERA 1:24 SCALING IT UP
PLAYCRAFT SCALING IT DOWN
50 NEW S SE RELEA
MAD MAX TRUCK IT’S BIG, IT’S DIRTY, - AND THERE IS A NEW CAR AS WELL
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Carrera is distributed in the UK by; The Hobby Company Limited, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes, MK5 8PG See your UK Carrera dealer for further information
Founded in 1963, Carrera has built a strong reputation for producing high performance items in three scales 1/43, 1/32 and 1/24 across both analogue and cutting edge digital formats designed for the racer and collector alike. Carrera offers an exciting range of cars and track sets featuring the most famous names from the motor industry and motor racing including F1, with exclusive licences for Ferrari and Red Bull Racing. To see the 2016 range of Carrera sets and cars go to: www.hobbyco.net Carrera 1/32 scale cars are fully compatible with all leading analogue track systems.
Issue No. 21 November/December 2016
30 REGULARS 4
NEWS & NEW PRODUCTS
What is happening in the SLOT magazine world. News, announcements, and interesting slot gossip. Plus see the new cars that are in the shops since the last issue of SLOT magazine. We look at brand new models coming your way.
16 PAST FORWARD
We used to learn about slot car building and racing from books. Richard Hills goes back to the 1960s library to see if it is still relevant today.
64 SLOT CALENDAR
If you want to race or have a look around a Swapmeet, there is probably an event you won’t want to miss. Send your event details if you want to be included.
66 FINISH LINE
FEATURES 24 SCALING IT DOWN – HO SCALE
When model railways were the biggest hobby in town some of the ﬁrst slot cars were produced to integrate with train layouts. The birth of HO scale cars starts here and James Day looks at the earliest items.
46 LIFE (AND SLOT CARS) IS FULL OF COMPLICATIONS
30 LONG BONNETS AND CLASSIC SHAPES
The end of competitive front-engined racing cars around 1960 saw some classic endurance cars built for races like Le Mans. We take a look at slot replicas of design icons the Ferrari TR61 and the Jaguar E2A and their short but interesting history.
All sorts of complicated things have been tried on slot cars. Slot historian Don Siegal has documented several that worked and a lot that didn’t, and takes us through the ﬁrst part of many that you may recognise.
12 BUILDING A MODULAR WOODEN TRACK
The FLBT (Four Lane Black Top) club wanted a new track suitable for all scales and types of event. What they have now is a custom built track that can be quickly assembled in many variations. How did it happen?
38 DUCK DOWN UNDER – MAD MAX IS IN TOWN
Just as Scalextric release the Ford Falcon XB Mad Max car, Pete Simpson has built the other iconic vehicle from the ﬁlms – the massive armoured fuel tanker. This is kitbashing at the highest level and we can see how he did it.
56 SCALING IT UP – 1:24 SCALE
60 IN A STATE OF SUSPENSION
Is big really better? Carrera is one company that thinks so. We thought we’d take a look at how the sizes compare with th