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Which magnets can I use for my Carrera racetrack?

We are no experts in this field, but we can recommend some of our magnets for tuning tests.

Ninco JGTC tracks and race cars
Ninco JGTC
Photo: Thomas Mielke, Wikipedia.org
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.
Racetrack version Carrera Exclusiv
Carrera race track Exclusiv 124
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!!! and Carrera Digital 143
Original size: 10 x 5,5 x 2 mm
Suitable super magnet: Q-10-05-02-N or Q-10-05-02-G
Carrera Digital 124
Original size rear magnet: 25 x 4 x 2 mm
Suitable super magnet: -
Original size centre magnets (3 pieces): 13 x 8 x 2,5 mm
Suitable super magnet: -
Carrera Evolution and Carrera Digital 132
Original size rear magnet: 25 x 4 x 2 mm
Suitable super magnet: -
Original size centre magnet: 34 x 4 x 2 mm
Suitable super magnet: -

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.