Hornby actually own this brand and if you did not know what Scalextric is then it is a form of the once popular slot car racing hobby and it was introduced back in the late 1950s, interesting stuff. Most of the Scalextric that people buy are actually 1:32 in scale but other scales have been on the market, the problem people find is that you cannot merge any two scales together.

A lot of people used to use the models, a lot more than the people today, it was such a great hobby to get into when it was popular. The problem with it nowadays is that there are just so many things out there that can compete with it very easily indeed. Video games and other things like this have really contributed to the downfall of things like this and it is a shame.

Not all hope is lost though as the company has pulled out all the stops in trying to attract the market back again my making a program available for free download that lets anyone design a track that they want to use which they can then order the parts for so they can build the track that they have designed. Lego has actually done something very similar to this.