Scalextric (Hornby) have recently introduced the Scalextric Start range
of sets, cars and accessories and we are frequently asked if this is
a good starting point to start with collecting Scalextric. The alternative
is the Scalextric Sport range of sets, cars and accessories. So which
do you go for.
The answer is very simple when you learn a few facts about the Scalextric
Start range. Firstly, the track isn't compatible with the Scalextric
Sport range and has very little in the way of interesting track pieces.
Secondly, the cars are generic amorphous blobs and not specific models
of known existing cars. Finally the Scalextric
Start guide blade of the cars is very weak and very prone to failure
and, you've guessed it, unique to the Scalextric Start range of cars.
Scalextric Start is rubbish and is definitely not a start to collecting
Scalextric. If anything it is an end to collecting Scalextric.
The Scalextric Start range is better off named the Scalextric End range.