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  • Policar track

    Just wondering if this track is going to be released?

  • #2
    It is released in Europe just hasn't made it's way to the US and Canada yet.
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    • #3
      Some of the reviews are not to good. Carrera is still king in plastic track.

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      • #4
        The track isn't here yet in the US. I have a sample of the track and I like it quite a bit. The surface is nice and grippy and it fits together very well.
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        • #5
          So when you say grippy Dave do you mean rough like Ninco was?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mikeinclover View Post
            So when you say grippy Dave do you mean rough like Ninco was?
            Yes, maybe not quite as much.... but damn close.
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            • #7
              Has anyone in the US posted about it anywhere?
              I would like to read opinions on it.

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              • #8
                I have a sample of it and I think there is a track with Alan Smith but there's no more track here in the US yet.
                Here's what the surface looks like.
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                • #9
                  I just checked my email and Maurizio has replied that they have received their track in Italy within the last day or so and our should arrive here maybe within a week or so.
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                  • #10
                    Read away: https://www.slotforum.com/forums/ind...owtopic=170650

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                    • #11
                      Seems very interesting
                      Will watch to see what develops in the next couple months.
                      I would really like to try it out having owned most other popular brands

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by indybob008 View Post
                        Some of the reviews are not to good. Carrera is still king in plastic track.
                        One of the complaints by a Slotforum member was that the track wasn't snug at the joins. But this person wasn't using the clips. They were pushing the pieces together and measuring the gap. And complained that the electrical contacts were too long (well I suppose they mean that the formed shape of the contacts were in the wrong place) Manufacturer advises that using the clips actually does close the gap (photos that were submitted by Maurizio showed this) so there might be a little bit of compliancy (the shape of the contact conforming to the mating piece) gained by using them and there may even be a little bit of interference designed into it for better contact.

                        Someone didn't like that the textured surface didn't meet all the way to the end of the piece (small smooth lip at the ends) But Maurizio says this is a limitation of the manufacturing process. Well it must be a limitation of the chosen process. Would have to try it to see if there is any noticeable effect at all but Maurizio claims not.

                        The rails look like they are flush with the track surface. I like that.
                        Last edited by Slotspeed; December 12, 2019, 04:55 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Slotspeed View Post

                          One of the complaints by a Slotforum member was that the track wasn't snug at the joins. But this person wasn't using the clips. They were pushing the pieces together and measuring the gap. And complained that the electrical contacts were too long (well I suppose they mean that the formed shape of the contacts were in the wrong place) Manufacturer advises that using the clips actually does close the gap (photos that were submitted by Maurizio showed this) so there might be a little bit of compliancy (the shape of the contact conforming to the mating piece) gained by using them and there may even be a little bit of interference designed into it for better contact.

                          Someone didn't like that the textured surface didn't meet all the way to the end of the piece (small smooth lip at the ends) But Maurizio says this is a limitation of the manufacturing process. Well it must be a limitation of the chosen process. Would have to try it to see if there is any noticeable effect at all but Maurizio claims not.

                          The rails look like they are flush with the track surface. I like that.
                          Well I have a fair amount of experience with both and I can say without reservation this track (Policar) fits MUCH more tightly than does... the other brand mentioned. And I don't have a ton of Policar track but all the rails are set in the plastic base very evenly with no real gaps between where the rails butt-end together.
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                          • #14
                            I just assembled my Policar Track the Clips really hold the sections together well. It is a figure 8 with a crossover.
                            The track is bigger than I expected measuring 97” x 69” including borders. Running length is 6.5 m or 21’. It came complete with power base variable power supply and two thumb type controllers with brake function.
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                            • HomeRacingWorld
                              HomeRacingWorld commented
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                              Was this a set or pieces you purchased separately ?

                          • #15
                            The R1 and R2 have been out for at least since August. Don't know why it is taking so long for stocks to arrive in USA. The R3 and R4 became available in October.
                            I built my own custom track from sections in August.

                            The surface has been computer designed for grip. It certainly has more grip than Ninco for soft rubber tyres and urethanes - I have a Ninco track as well.
                            But the rails are flush with the surface, so if the tyres touch the rails in corners, it does not unsettle the car the way Ninco does without magnets.
                            Also, because it is a rigid track like Artin and Carrera, the plastic liners for the slot inside the rails do not close up the way they sometimes do with Ninco.

                            Of course it is still not as smooth as wood track, which I like best, but if you cannot have a wood track, this is good for racing without magnets.

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                            • b.yingling
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                              Have you tried Carrera? Smooth and rigid- as close to wood as you'll get in plastic. I don't think rough textured rigid plastic will really be very 'woodish', but this track may be well suited for some users.
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