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  • boxsterman99
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    Originally posted by 82whiskey View Post
    I get what you say on the borders, makes sense.

    Not sure I want to wait for Policar so I might go ahead with Carrera. I'm considering buying two different sets. Below are the prices and what I'd end up with.
    Carrera 23630 Born To Perform, Digital 124 Set w/Wireless Controllers $505.00
    Carrera 30015 DTM Speed Memories, Digital 132 Set, Wireless w/Lights $375.00
    Total $880.00
    1x Carrera 30986 BMW M4 DTM "B.Spengler, No.7"
    1 x Carrera 30987 Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM "P.Wehrlein, No.94"
    1 x Carrera 23911 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R "No.3"
    1 x Carrera 23913 Porsche 911 RSR "Project 1, No.57"
    2 x Control Units (30352)
    4 x Wireless Controllers
    2 Wireless Double charging stations
    2 x Wireless Receivers
    22 x Standard Straights (20509)
    20 x 1/60 Curves (20571)
    2 x Double Lane Change Section
    1 x Right Single Lane Change Section
    4 x Outside Shoulders for Straights
    12 x Inside shoulders for Curves
    12 x Outside shoulders for curves
    End Pieces for shoulders
    1 x 14.8 Volt Transformer
    18 Volt Transformer
    My thinking is I would end up with 2 sets of cars, 1/24 and 1/32, lots of track, and buying sets seems less expensive that individual pieces. I know I would still want to add other pieces but I'd like to hear thoughts on whether you think this makes sense.

    Thanks Brian
    Your welcome , Glad I could of help.

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  • MrFlippant
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    Yup.

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  • dw5555
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    There is really nothing redundant is the pieces you would get. Having an extra Control unit is always a good idea. Unfortunately the only downside is all the standard curves. I would have thought that the 1/24 set would at least have 2/30 curves but apparently not. Other than getting a set of 2/30 curves (and borders) along with another set of borders for the 1/60 curves you should be good to go for now.
    Dave

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  • 82whiskey
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    I get what you say on the borders, makes sense.

    Not sure I want to wait for Policar so I might go ahead with Carrera. I'm considering buying two different sets. Below are the prices and what I'd end up with.
    Carrera 23630 Born To Perform, Digital 124 Set w/Wireless Controllers $505.00
    Carrera 30015 DTM Speed Memories, Digital 132 Set, Wireless w/Lights $375.00
    Total $880.00
    1x Carrera 30986 BMW M4 DTM "B.Spengler, No.7"
    1 x Carrera 30987 Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM "P.Wehrlein, No.94"
    1 x Carrera 23911 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R "No.3"
    1 x Carrera 23913 Porsche 911 RSR "Project 1, No.57"
    2 x Control Units (30352)
    4 x Wireless Controllers
    2 Wireless Double charging stations
    2 x Wireless Receivers
    22 x Standard Straights (20509)
    20 x 1/60 Curves (20571)
    2 x Double Lane Change Section
    1 x Right Single Lane Change Section
    4 x Outside Shoulders for Straights
    12 x Inside shoulders for Curves
    12 x Outside shoulders for curves
    End Pieces for shoulders
    1 x 14.8 Volt Transformer
    18 Volt Transformer
    My thinking is I would end up with 2 sets of cars, 1/24 and 1/32, lots of track, and buying sets seems less expensive that individual pieces. I know I would still want to add other pieces but I'd like to hear thoughts on whether you think this makes sense.

    Thanks Brian
    Last edited by 82whiskey; 09-09-2021, 09:08 AM.

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  • MrFlippant
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    Borders are a good idea no matter what, but definitely when running magless, even with 1/32 cars. Last thing you want is a deslot just because you slid a little wide and dropped a wheel off the edge.

    We don't have a date for the Policar (oXigen) lane changer track. I certainly wish we did, but I'm sure slot.it are playing it safe what with all the supply chain problems these last couple years.

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  • SouthShoreRacing
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    Originally posted by 82whiskey View Post
    Thanks for all the good input. In response to some questions /comments;

    I live in Southeastern MA.
    There is a group of us that race on a routed tracks in Hull, Framingham, and Ashland. The track in Ashland is at Modelville Hobby and there is a 1/32 scale race there tomorrow (9/9) night. Doors open at 6 and racing should start around 7. This will be with Revo cars with no traction magnets. New people are always welcome and loaner cars and controllers are available. No digital tracks at this point, but some of the guys racing here might be interested in trying it out.

    Personally, I had a Carrera track before I took it down and put up an H.O. track. I liked the width, surface, and the stainless steel rails on the Carrera track. Never had any issues with power loss or corrosion. I switched to H.O. because that was what the clubs in the area were racing at the time.

    Feel free to message me and I can give you details and get you on the mailing list if interested.

    -Paul

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  • 82whiskey
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    So analog and digital track are interchangeable?

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  • boxsterman99
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    Originally posted by 82whiskey View Post
    I like that layout! Did you start with a set then add pieces?
    Thank you , yes 1 digital set , 1 analog set and added pieces as needed.

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  • 82whiskey
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    Thank you!

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  • Wet Coast Racer
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    Originally posted by 82whiskey View Post
    Because I have time and am curious, I would like to learn more about Oxigen. Is it a system designed to convert analog tracks to digital?
    Hey, we got a whole Sub-Forum about Oxigen, here.

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  • 82whiskey
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    Sorry MrF, didn't see your last post prior to my last batch of questions... Because I have time and am curious, I would like to learn more about Oxigen. Is it a system designed to convert analog tracks to digital?

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  • 82whiskey
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    Ok sorry for all the dumb questions but the more I research the further down the rabbit hole I go...

    Still curious about what Policar will have to offer in digital and when.

    If I'm going to run largely 1/32 (without magnets) how important are borders with Carrera track?

    Is there primer on Oxigen? I see it mentioned a lot and I'm just curious.

    Thanks, Brian

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  • MrFlippant
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    Policar track is great stuff, though there are only one or two sets of it. It will be oXigen digital compatible when their lane changer hits the market, probably some time next year. A pre-production unit is being shown by slot.it at a trade fair right now, and it looks nice.
    oXigen is a great system, though not quite as "turn key" as sets like Scalextric and Carrera. That said, both of those are easy systems to upgrade to oXigen later on, if you feel the need.
    I would not recommend trying to graft either Scalextric or Carrera digital systems into other track systems, even Policar. It's more involved than even those who are familiar with the systems think.

    I guess it depends on how urgently you want a fully functional digital system, weighed against how badly you want Policar track. I'll grant it's nice track, plus it offers FIVE different radii turns, including the innermost being smaller radius than Carrera, so even at 1/24 size, can fit more track into the same space as compared to Carrera.

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  • 82whiskey
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    Well just when I thought I had made up my mind (Carrera 23630 Born To Perform Digital 124) I have a look at Policar. The track looks interesting being wider that Scalextric but not was wide as Carrera. Are they offering a digital set yet? Keep in mind I'm looking for something out of the box right now. If not available now does anyone know a time frame? Wondering if its worth waiting to see what they come out with. I don't have a the table set up for the layout yet so I'm in no rush.

    Thanks Brian

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  • MrFlippant
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    Interestingly, my D132 PSU shows an output of 14.8v. I have not measured it, but that's what the label on the brick says.

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