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mobius scalextric set

double sided racing!
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Scalextric sets seem to be getting increasingly complicated and ambitious lately, often featuring gravity-defying upside down track, loop the loops & rollercoaster corkscrews. The logical next step is surely a 2 sided mobius strip track...obvious really.

Excellent for easing your kids into the fascinating world of bizarre geometry, before befuddling them with the more advanced "Zeno paradox" scalextric set (featuring 1:24 scale motorised Achilles & tortoise)

baobab, Mar 17 2004

The big version http://www.halfbake..._20Roller_20Coaster
[waugsqueke, Oct 04 2004]

Scalextric http://www.scalextric.co.uk/
Those of us who live in the USA may not have heard of this brand name (I hadn't). [krelnik, Oct 04 2004]


       A noble idea with the correct spelling of scalextric. The only problem is how to hold the track.
gnomethang, Mar 17 2004

       Not a problem. From the edge. Category: shouldn't this be in Product: toy?
oxen crossing, Mar 17 2004

       one word - maglev tech. oh thats two - ace! +
po, Mar 18 2004

       The only problem is how the car will stay on the track, e.g. while going round the *outside* of a loop.   

       (Attaching the cars to the track so they can't fly off ever would take the skill out of the game.)
kropotkin, Mar 18 2004

       The cars would *still* get stuck on the corners.
squeak, Mar 18 2004

       Neat. FYI, Scalextric is a primarily UK brand name, the generic term for this in the US is "slot cars".
krelnik, Mar 18 2004

       Tyco uses the magnets in the cars to attract to the tracks, and the cars stay on upside down.
Bobble, Mar 18 2004

       True [Krelnik], but 'All that slots is not Scalextric'. Not even in the UK! - who can forget the execrable Total Control Racing (TCR). Bun for the idea as well.   

       p.s I had a Ford Escort with headlights anna Rover 3.6 Police car with lights and siren anna low loader anna Uturn Super Stox anna Uturn Mini Cooper anna.. I'll get me coat!
gnomethang, Mar 18 2004


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