How To Guides

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Here you will find all the top tips from beginners and professionals alike on how to achieve the very best from your hobby. Looking for a guide on something we haven’t featured? Get in touch and we will see what we can do!

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How To: ARC Pro & Lap Counting

Getting started and setting up your new Scalextric ARC Pro!

Getting Started with Slot Car Racing

The sheer pleasure of driving a Scalextric car cannot be overestimated… There’s nothing better than hearing the shrieks of joy as a young child presses that trigger for the first time and sees their car whizz round the track. Once you’ve caught the Scalextric bug, you tend to keep it for the rest of your […]

Getting Started with Carrera Go!

Carrera Go! is a 1:43 scale slot car system that fits in between Micro Scalextric (1:64 scale), Scalextric (1:32) and full-size Carrera (1:24). Its smaller size gives Carrera Go! some definite advantages if space for a layout is tight. Although designed as a starter system, the Go! range is vast – with loads of fabulous […]

Getting Started with a Scalextric Set

You’ve studied the buying guides, chosen your first set – and now it has arrived. To help you get the very best experience from your set, here are a few tips and tricks.   Preparation If the set is a present for Christmas – or another celebration – it is always best to give yourself […]