The lad has just got into this. I last had it in the 80's. Can't believe how it has advanced.
There are now 3 major companies - Scalextric, Carrera and Ninco - each with different track. All three do a digital version, where the car has a chip in it and an extra button on the controller that allows you to change lanes with special lane changer track. They all do wireless controllers too.
I get the whole train thing but this is much more.
Always great cars I want.
Also have a mild irritation with the company.
Also if you have any cars for sale always interested.
As kids,my best mate had a scalextric set and I had an Aurora set up on a panorama that my dear departed dad made on two large boards: paper maché mountains,street lighting etc.Always thought the Aurora cars were far more detailed considering they were much smaller,TV was another slot car altetnative- they did the lane changing thing via a switch located on the back of the hand controller if memory serves.
Every now and then I have a gander at the vintage Aurora sets for sale on eBay and think I could be the Rod Stewart of slot cars,but the other half would probably castrate me.....
Still got a lot of my old cars going back to late 70's. Love looking at tbe old catalogues too. Must be our age thing - i'm back in to World War 2 Tamiya (etc) model armoured vehicles and figures that I last did in mid 70's!