Chad Valley looping express. Car track £16.99 @ Argos (Free del)
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Chad Valley looping express. Car track £16.99 @ Argos (Free del)

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Found 8th Dec 2017
Half price. A good bargain for Christmas.

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Delivery seems to be showing as Free as it's coming via a different courier, nice spot indeed! Bought as a gift

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gidsterc12 h, 48 m ago

Anybody had one of these?Are they better than the old Scalextrix, which …Anybody had one of these?Are they better than the old Scalextrix, which used to constantly come off the track...


Wasn't that the point of Scalextrix? Control the speed so you win the race without spinning off? 🤔
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Anybody had one of these?
Are they better than the old Scalextrix, which used to constantly come off the track...

Chad Valley - another once respected brand name now owned by Argos (Sainsbury's) and slapped on stuff sourced wherever (probably China).

This may be good, it may not but don't be deceived by a name!

Thanks..ordered..this will help me with my hyperloop experiments.

gidsterc12 h, 48 m ago

Anybody had one of these?Are they better than the old Scalextrix, which …Anybody had one of these?Are they better than the old Scalextrix, which used to constantly come off the track...


Wasn't that the point of Scalextrix? Control the speed so you win the race without spinning off? 🤔

gidsterc14 h, 33 m ago

Anybody had one of these?Are they better than the old Scalextrix, which …Anybody had one of these?Are they better than the old Scalextrix, which used to constantly come off the track...


Obviously they will come off track if you go too fast for the bends. That’s the whole point. I got this same one for £21 last year. This is an even better deal.

There are so many pieces, lots of possible track layouts and also some replacement parts for under the cars. We haven’t needed the replacements yet after almost a year, my kid still loves it.

Delivery isn’t free. It’s 3.95 for me. However live close to an Argos store.
Hot for the price

In stock for me which is unusual for Argos.

gidsterc8th Dec

Anybody had one of these?Are they better than the old Scalextrix, which …Anybody had one of these?Are they better than the old Scalextrix, which used to constantly come off the track...


I got the bigger version of this for my lad with the overlapping track and in short it's worth the discount price. More fun with the loops but in some respects lacks in quality.

- The cars will probably require tweaking to ensure that they connect with the track
- You'll might need to adapt the track to ensure that the cars build up enough speed to hit the loops
- Requires a balance of speed and skill so younger children will get bored of the cars continuously coming off the track and the rails don't help.

Reserved thank u.

I got this last year for my 5 yr old son. Compared to the micro scalectric it's more enjoyable but took ages to setup and quality isn't as great but once assembled it provides hours of fun

Awesome! Ordered for my son. Delivery free tomorrow! thanks op. Heat.

Besford8th Dec

Chad Valley - another once respected brand name now owned by Argos …Chad Valley - another once respected brand name now owned by Argos (Sainsbury's) and slapped on stuff sourced wherever (probably China).This may be good, it may not but don't be deceived by a name!


The Chad Valley brand was previously exclusive to Woolworths, which was hardly miles ahead of Argos in terms of quality. The toys probably come from the exact same factory they did back then anyway.
Edited by: "DannyBoy99" 10th Dec 2017

DannyBoy991 h, 29 m ago

The Chad Valley brand was previously exclusive to Woolworths, which was …The Chad Valley brand was previously exclusive to Woolworths, which was hardly miles ahead of Argos in terms of quality. The toys probably come from the exact same factory they did back then anyway.


Correct - but the company goes back way before that and once made quality products in the UK.

I think mega motors, artin, speedtrax, pos more, are all compatible or the same.

Chuck the loops, buy more straights!!
Edited by: "cowsindahouse" 10th Dec 2017
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