“The first rule of Scalextric Club is, don't talk about Scalextric Club.”
The main idea is to have fun. It is not our intention to get too anal about the competition.
These rules are intended to allow close racing with box standard Scalextric cars, and those from their mainly Spanish competitors, and minimal engineering skills. In theory "box standard" means the car must be as was supplied by the factory.
However, these are riders to the "box standard" concept;
- Any brand of rubber tyre may be used.
- No silicon tyres are allowed.
- Tyres may be ground down.
- The maximum combined axle, wheel, tyre width for F1 cars is 72mm.
- Tyres must not protrude from the wheel arch by more than 1mm unless supplied as such, i.e. the early SCX 911 with its Carlos Fandango super-wide wheels.
- Front tyres may be sanded to a reduced diameter but must be in contact with the track surface and rotate when the car is in the slot (or Graymalkin will complain!).
- No tyre treatments are permitted.
- Lighter fuel is the only permitted cleaning agent.
- Working lights, mirrors, bumpers and removable items are optional at the start.
- Aerofoils and wings should be present at the start of a race but who's going to complain?
- In classes were magnets are allowed, only the original single magnet is permitted - Carrera cars must have the fixed transverse magnet removed and run with just the adjustable magnet.
- No additional weight may be added.
- Car body fixing screws may be slackened to give 'bodyrock' and benefit handling.
- Exhausts that protrude through bodywork may be cut to allow body movement as above.
- It is permissible to LIGHTLY sand bodyshells, chassis edge's and screw holes in order to permit 'bodyrock' when the screws are loosened. Excessive removal of plastic is not allowed; body and chassis should remain in close contact whilst being freely moving after such modification.
- Original interiors may not be cut, lowered, modified or substituted.
- Motors must be of the type specified as original equipment in the manufacturers
catalogue with the following riders;
- Teamslot cars fitted with standard SCX cans (where no chassis modifications are required) are permitted in SCX classes.
- De-tuning current Ninco cars with the older NC-1 motors (fitted with genuine Ninco motor mounts) is permitted.
- Spanish Altaya and Planeto Directa cars that, by nature of the old molds they are made from, qualify for SCX 'classic' heats may run if their motors have been replaced with 'classic' unbranded SCX cans, i.e. not the higher revving motors they are supplied with.
- Motors may not be modified.
- Lighting circuits on all brands and Carrera direction switches may be disconnected.
- Transmissions must be as sold e.g. four wheel drives must operate as such.
- Plastic gears that wear out or lose teeth may be replaced with aftermarket components as long as the gearing remains that of the original car as sold.
- It is permissible to open up the chassis mounts on Fly Trucks to permit increased vertical travel for the front axle. The chassis must not come into contact with the track after such modification.
- Remember these things are toys
- Don't get too worked up about it
- Show respect to other racers and they may show respect to you
- No shouting at marshals
- Jump starters will not be put back - you start a lap down!
- Don't ram a car blocking your lane - it may damage you as much as them