SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

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Local Hero
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SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by Local Hero » Thu 9. Jan 2020, 22:18

I have a big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over.
That item doesn't work correctly with RailModeller Pro.
It is not possible to use it to build Scalextric layout.

See attached 'Scalextric layout' example with that issue.

¿Has anybody that isuue too?
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david oxford
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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Thu 16. Jan 2020, 23:50

Same here, with the two half-straights it is supposed to be a match for the C8210 crossover, but the latter matches up in RailModeller, while the former does not.

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Sat 18. Jan 2020, 22:42

The dimensions they have for the C8295 match don't match the flat crossover, but do match the description on the Scalextric site:
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I did wonder the C8295 straights are a little longer to allow for the approach ramps being sloped (and thus a little shorted if viewed from above), but then the lower deck also seems to be different in length.

I don't have one to measure it out or try it. I'd get one or two if I was more confident they'd fit.

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Sun 19. Jan 2020, 16:31

Interestingly, the Scalextric track plans book contradicts the idea that it's a straight swap (with half-straights) for the 90˚ crossover. Here, they use dual short straights instead of the half-straight (156mm instead of 175mm):
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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by Local Hero » Tue 21. Jan 2020, 20:35

I have the C8295 Elevated Cross Over and it measures 234mm. So if you add a C8207 Half Straight (175mm), the measure total is 409 mm that matchs with the C8210 Crossover 90º.

The C8295 Elevated Cross Over on RailModeller Application gives a measure of 264mm which is a mistake because my C8295 Elevated Cross Over measure 234mm

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Tue 21. Jan 2020, 22:02

The catalogue says 233mm, which ties in with your measurement.

But their web site refers to "¾ length", which would be 262.5mm, and this seems to be what RailModeller has used.

The real weird thing is the Scalextric official track plan book, by using the short straights, seems to be expecting the ¾ length measurement. I wonder if they actually built those circuits, or just drew them up in something like RailModeller?!

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by Local Hero » Wed 22. Jan 2020, 23:54

David,
Where have you found the Scalextric Catalogue which says that the measure is 233mm?

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Re: SCALEXTRIC | Big issue with C8295 Elevated Cross Over

Post by david oxford » Fri 24. Jan 2020, 17:22

2020 catalogue says on p94 that it is "three quarter length", which would be 262.5mm, but p93 explicitly says 233mm
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