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Hornby Micro Scalextric Rally Masters

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PRODUCT: Hornby Micro Scalextric Rally Masters (www.scalextric.com)Micro Scalextric Rally Masters

DESCRIPTION: A 1:64 scale mini Scalextric rally set, including a Toko Racing Ford Focus and Pilot 7 Racing Ford Focus, 15 x race track pieces, 4 x bridge supports, 18 x crash barriers, 2 x hand controllers and a transformer. Also includes replacement braid parts. The track layout spans 5'6" x 2'7" (170cm x 82cm) with a track length of 12'5" (381cm). Suitable for children aged 4 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS: This mini Scalextric set is a really exciting little slot car racing track which is well suited for younger as well as older children, and likely to appeal to girl and boy racers alike.

The set comes with a number of black race track pieces of various shapes and sizes, each of which has two sets of adjacent metal rails to guide the cars round the track. The different pieces are identified in the accompanying instructions leaflet and can be easily clipped together into the required track layout by following the diagrammed instructions (the track is just as simple to dismantle by pulling the track sections apart). 

Micro Scalextric Rally Masters2The track does require a fairly large space for setup, however the finished circuit has plenty of twists and turns, with a bridge section where one part of the track passes over another. Special bridge supports are included which fit into holes on the underside of the track and are height adjustable. In addition, the set comprises a large number of yellow crash barriers which must be hooked around the edge of the track to prevent the cars from flying off round the corners.

Once the track is fully assembled, the two hand controllers and transformer can be connected up to the power block situated on the side of the starting track section, and the transformer plugged into an appropriate wall socket - a red light on this power base will indicate that the power is on.

The two race cars themselves are sturdy, small and perfectly formed, with colourful exteriors and wonderfully authentic detailing. To begin the race, the two cars are placed on each side of the track in their marked starting grids, ensuring the guide fins and braids on the underside of the vehicles are positioned on the track grooves and metal rails. The cars can be moved forwards by gently squeezing the trigger on the hand controller - the more the trigger is squeezed, the faster the cars will go round the track. Releasing the trigger will slow the cars down...recommended for going round bends!

The accompanying instructions provide useful information on maintaining the cars and track, as well as replacing the pick-up braids (spare braids and braid plates are included).

This set is, in our opinion, a fantastic fast-paced slot car racing game that is great fun and very simple for budding little rally drivers to operate...just make sure the grown-ups get a turn too!

BAD POINTS: The crash barriers are a little tricky to attach and come off quite easily during play. Setup (and storage) requires a fairly large space and is therefore not suited to those short on room. 

PRICE: Approx. £43.50


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