FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Which magnets can I use for my Carrera racetrack?

Ninco JGTC
Photo: Thomas Mielke, Wikipedia.org
Ninco JGTC
Photo: Thomas Mielke, Wikipedia.org
We are no experts in this field, but we can recommend some of our magnets for tuning tests.
The main suppliers of racetracks with metal rails are Carrera, Scalextric and Ninco. Some of these brand race cars have a neodymium magnet on the bottom side to increase the grip on the metal rail. Depending on the design, this magnet is either pressed into a special plastic form and screwed to the bottom side of the vehicle or directly built into the car. The distance between magnet and racetrack can be up to 8 mm.
Carrera race track 1:24
Photo: Thomas Mielke, Wikipedia.org
Carrera race track 1:24
Photo: Thomas Mielke, Wikipedia.org
Apparently, Carrera Go and Carrera Digital 143 comes with magnets of the size 12 x7 x 2 mm. We offer these and other comparable block magnets in our assortment (see below). Depending on the track design, different narrow block magnets are suitable for tuning the race cars.
Magnets used for slot cars vary in size depending on the individual Carrera racing track. The overview below shows which of our magnets are potentially suitable for what racing car.
Carrera GO!!! und Carrera Digital 143
Original size: 10 x 5,5 x 2 mm
Suitable supermagnet: Q-10-05-02-N oder Q-10-05-02-G
Carrera Digital 124
Original size rear magnet: 25 x 4 x 2 mm
Suitable supermagnet: Q-20-04-02-N
Original size centre magnets (3 pieces): 13 x 8 x 2,5 mm
Suitable supermagnet: Q-12-08-02-N
Carrera Evolution und Carrera Digital 132
Original size rear magnet: 25 x 4 x 2 mm
Suitable supermagnet: Q-20-04-02-N
Original size centre magnet: 34 x 4 x 2 mm
Suitable supermagnet: -

Cleaning the racetrack

Our customer H.D.M. is an avid Scalextric racer. In order for a race to run smoothly, the tracks have to be in tip-top shape. The cars get stuck sometimes due to dust or grease.
The solution: Fasten a cloth to the metal tracks with block magnets 15x15x3 mm and have a Scalextric car drag it around the track, which removes dust and grease. Then you can repeat the procedure with a cotton ball. That gets rid of all impurities.

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