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  • #76
    Originally posted by JosephG1963 View Post
    What's the minimum layout size for 1/43 scale using the biggest radius Carrera Go
    TrackPower shows the diameter of the Go! R3 turn at about 3 feet. I don't have any to measure in real life, though.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by MrFlippant View Post
      TrackPower shows the diameter of the Go! R3 turn at about 3 feet. I don't have any to measure in real life, though.

      Thanks for info.

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      • #78
        Is there a cheap and easy way to extend the stock wire CARRERA digital controllers. Would phone cord and connectors work.??? I have the extension box but want to space people out a little from each other when racing. I can't wait I am going to complete my semi permanent track tomorrow. And have my friends over for 1st race night next Sunday. The simple tracks I have setup me and my son have used. He is three and even though I love my time with him I can't wait to actual race with grown UPS. Thanks in advance for any info.

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        • #79
          Originally posted by wildbill336 View Post
          Is there a cheap and easy way to extend the stock wire CARRERA digital controllers. Would phone cord and connectors work.??? I have the extension box but want to space people out a little from each other when racing. I can't wait I am going to complete my semi permanent track tomorrow. And have my friends over for 1st race night next Sunday. The simple tracks I have setup me and my son have used. He is three and even though I love my time with him I can't wait to actual race with grown UPS. Thanks in advance for any info.
          Yes standard phone cords should work fine.I have IR wireless controllers and used phone cords to add 2 more receiver towers [same connector as digital wired controllers].The phone cords are 6 wire and the Carrera controllers[in my case receiver towers] are 4 wire,but the standard 6 wire phone cords work without any rewiring.
          The only difference is the locking tab on the phone cord is in the center of the connector, and the locking tab on the Carrera controller cord is offset to the left.Just use a model knife to trim the left side of the phone cord adapter [female end] so that the Carrera plug fits in.If done carefully it will lock in.
          The male plug on the phone cord will fit fairly snug into your CU or BB as it is, but will not lock in.
          I DID NOT trim the connector on the CU so as not to void the warranty. You could possibly have an issue with the phone cord getting pulled out of the CU/BB,but if you do I would just try using some tape to hold it in.

          Randy

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          • #80
            Thanks Randy that's is good to hear. I will pick some extra phone cord up tomorrow .

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            • #81
              newbie with newbie questions... I am building a D132 course with plans to run a couple of 124 cars...but my kid loves the Cars movies so I want to run the d148 cars as well. Will the D148 run on the D124 track?

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              • #82
                I'm not positive about D/143 cars but I think they will run ok on Carrera 132/124 track.[someone more knowledgeable will chime in I'm sure]
                However Carrera does make CARS MOVIE cars in 1/32nd too.

                Randy

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                • #83
                  Randy,

                  Thanks for reply. I was having issues finding McQueen in 1:32 and had already ordered Fransico as my 2 yr old was standing between me and my laptop when I was looking at cars and went nuts when he saw him. I did some searching and located a digital 1:32 Mcqueen so I ordered it.

                  Atis

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                  • #84
                    Nothing better than the excited look on the little ones faces

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                    • #85
                      So true...the difficult part will be keeping him from trying to play with the cars on the ground!!

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                      • #86
                        I'm a returnee or newbie to the hobby. I raced/played at commercial tracks when I was a kid and boy have things changed.

                        So I did a little research before buying my first set and thought that digital would be the way to go being modern and all. It's fun but....now I see how limited it is to run different cars. Some of my favorite are the Trans am series cars from Scaletrix but they are analog. I know I can chip them but that seems like it would get expensive.

                        Now my question; is it possible to insert the analog controller track piece, in line with the digital (so I don't have to take it apart), hook up the analog transformer and hand controllers, shut off the digital and run it as an analog track? Or would I have to swap out the track piece and transformers to run analog?

                        The digital aspect is fun and I like it but I like other cars than what is only available for the Carrera D132 line.

                        Thanks in advance for any help.

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                        • #87
                          I dont think you can...you might be able to swap them completely. I like alot of the older carerra cars...the older muscle cars so for me its been buy them and chip them for digital.

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                          • #88
                            I believe there are a couple of topics covering that in the Carrera forum. If I recall correctly you need to have a switch to completely isolate the Carrera digital control from the track when running analogue. Even if it is not switched on' leaving it connected to the track will damage it when running analog.

                            This recent thread has good info, especially like the information on the cross overs.
                            http://www.slotcarillustrated.com/po...ad.php?t=91963
                            Last edited by dazee; 03-08-2016, 03:04 PM.

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                            • #89
                              New track assistance

                              Hi,I am new to this ,inherited some track and got bitten by the bug.
                              I want to make this a permanent layout.I have all the current digital track pieces
                              I have attached current track layout ,need help with placement of lane changers ,curve lane changers and pit lane.
                              Power supply,do i stay with the standard from Carrera digital 132?
                              I have not purchased borders as yet,do I get the standard from Carrera or customised.Carrera is ****ed expensive especially when importing to South Africa.
                              I do not like the Carrera guard rails,any ideas on what else is compatible?
                              On a track like this what would be the best scenic setup?

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                              • #90
                                That's a huge track you have there! You must have a massive house to be able to fit it.

                                Here are a few of my thoughts:

                                I would add more curves with varying radii. The track will be more interesting with more variety in the curves and the K1 curves are the least interesting.

                                You don't need borders for all inner curves. I would add them on the outside of all curves though.

                                Fitting a pit lane should be easy with so many straights. I would consider a double lane pit lane so that two cars can refuel at the same time.

                                I would use lane changers where I can anticipate there will be opportunities to overtake other cars. I would use single lane changers where it could be beneficial to change lanes (to get the inner lane in a long curve for example).

                                Having as much space as you have I would consider not having the track cross over itself. Bridges are not very realistic on a racing track and can obscure parts of the track for some drivers.

                                I would consider moving the start further back so that there is plenty of straights for a packed field to disperse somewhat before the first curve.

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