10th March 2018
We will be attending the Gaydon Slot Car Festival here in the UK on Saturday 19th May - Sunday 20th May. This is the largest festival in the UK and we will be showing both the cars and buildings. We have also just completed a portable track and this will be on our stand to demonstrate Magnetic Racing to the slot car community. Please come along and say hello.
10th March 2018
have now released our car control boards for sale online. These are £22
+ postage on ebay. This enables anyone with their own chassis to have a
compact all in one control board that is Flysky transmitter compatible.
In addition it has "Cruise control" on channel 3. Check outour eBay
shop for more details.
news is that we are in the final stages of developing an adjustable
saloon car chassis. This will have a narrower profile between the
wheels and is suitable for modifying many existing slot car bodyshells
to magracing. Here are a few examples of the cars we are testing around
our track. We are just tweeking the front and rear body mounts to give
the customer the the easiest way of mounting various bodies. Release
coming in the next few weeks.
10th March 2018
We have released another building today. It is a Race Heaquarters inspired by the no longer available and much sought after K703 from Scalextric. But as usual we have applied out own twist and added extra detail where possible but tried to retain the Art Deco feel of the original. It is available on our eBay shop for £42 + Postage.
10th March 2018
We have a few cars with customers and are now deciding on the next step. We are currently working on an adjustable length chassis suitable for saloon cars which we hope to have finalised in the near future. This will run alongside our standard chassis which is already currently available. In between production we have found time to try out a few of our own cars on our test track. The track consists of a fast double lane perimeter and an infield "dirt" track. Here is a view of an Alfa Romeo negotiating the single lane section. Of course our track is complimented with some of the buildings from our expanding range. Another building is due for release next week.
06th March 2018
2 of cars is now for sale. We have improved the chassis a little, by
modifying the firmware and also added a better rear body mount. This
has an additional clip to better retain the bodyshell in an accident!
We are now selling the bodies unpainted and have a batch of Ferrari 312PB up for sale. These have a set of stickers and realistic driver moulding. We also include a paper clip, which is ideal for making a roll bar.
Chassis is £50 and Body kits are £10. If you want one
contact us at email@example.com.
More cars to follow soon.
07th February 2018
initial batch of 5 Porsche 908/3 cars are now up
for sale on eBay. We have had many requests for multiple cars so
we felt the fairest way was to put them up for sale without any
promotion. If you would like a car can I ask that you buy only one at
first as we would like to get feedback from several users on how they
go. We are very happy with the running of the cars on our track, but as
your track is custom made feedback is important to us so we can improve
the product as we go. We are hoping to produce a batch of Alfa Romeo
33TT3 in the near future and then a continuous stream of cars from then
first batch is fully assembled, however we intend
to sell the chassis separately and provide unpainted body kits we
intend to keep the price at around £55 for a chassis and body and also
sell chassis that fit directly under currently available bodies from
You will notice
that the new cars have a more detailed driver figure
and rubber tyres. The steering mechanism is also much improved and uses
a servo rather than a coil. This gives extended run times and we are
experiencing continuous driving for over an hour on a charge. Magnetic
centering also improves straight line shimmy and by adjusting the toe
in can be eliminated completely. Lane changes with longer gaps can also
be accommodated as the cars now track in a straight line so it is
possible to make a track without the lane change plates. Motor gear
mesh can also be altered for the first time. The electronics have also
been developed so we can add in new features as we go along.
I thank all of you for the patience you have show whilst we develop the
new product. We are hoping that we can now progress Magracing to a new
28th January 2018
of the first batch of cars is now imminent. All parts have been sourced
and assembly is underway. The first batch is always the hardest as we
are having to fine tune the assembly so we can produce them in larger
quantities. We have been let down by a few suppliers so we have decided
to manufacture almost every thing in house so we can control things a
bit better. It is important to get these cars just right, so they will
be set up and run on our track so they should work straight out of the
22th January 2018
have been flat out over Christmas with buildings and new designs. We
are happy to announce that our first batch of Magracing cars are
initial batch of 5 Porsche 908/3 cars will be supplied fully painted
and ready to go. Further batches will most likely be suppled with an
unpainted shell for you to complete as you choose. We are just awaiting
a few parts for the build and hopefully these will arrive soon. As you
can see the chassis design is completed and will include full rubber
tyres for the first time and adjustable tracking so you can set it up
perfectly for your track. The controller for these cars (Flysky GT2 GT3
etc) can be purchased cheaply on eBay as can the rechargeable batteries
which will be the same as the original Mk1 cars. Initial testing has
shown that these cars are capable of running in excess of 1 hour per
charge dependent on driving and lane changing frequency. Battery change
is also simple to do in a matter of seconds from underneath the car.
13rd December 2017
slot car festival at the Motor Museum Coventry was excellent and we
shall certainly pay a visit there again next year. On show for the
first time was our freshly completed Monza tower. This was a very
professionally organised event and a great venue with many
14th October 2017
are busy here at Magnetic Racing completing new buildings and cars, but
we have had time to paint one of our models. We are trying to complete
a few of our buildings for the shows to demonstrate how they can look
with a simple paint scheme. There are some even more impressive
completed models by our customers in the gallery here.
24th September 2017
we attended the Havant Swap Meet for our second year. Once more we had
a great time meeting all the slot car enthusiasts. Our stand was bigger
than ever and we revealed the prototype for our next building. This is
the Monza Tower you can see on the left. We hope to get this released
in the next few weeks.
We are finding the shows are really useful to us as we get lots of feedback and interesting ideas for future buildings. With this in mind we intend to take part in the Coventry show in December. Click the image below for further details.
26th July 2017
Not many posts recently, but we have been busy designing new products. By popular request we have released a smaller spectator stand. This is ideal if you have a smaller track or want a building in the centre of the circuit that doesn't obscure the racing line too much. They are available on ebay UK or email us direct. £24 for a pair. Click image for more information.
Our next building will be our largest yet and as far as we know is not available elsewhere. Hopefully this will be released next week after several months of development. Due to the size we expect that this will only be produced in small batches. More news soon.
08th April 2017
Another release of a building again this month. We realise that not everyone has an enormous track so we have produced a more compact crosswalk. It comes as a complete self assembly flat pack which takes about 1 hour to glue together and for the very competitive price of £48 + postage!
For further details and dimensions click the buildings link on the left.
23rd March 2017
We are pleased to announce we have finally completed the two tier pit module. It is compatible with all our other #005 pit modules, so it can be slotted into your existing pit lineup. It is available in 1/32 scale for £25 plus postage. Check out the buildings link on the left for more details.
We are also in the process of reissuing all our existing pit buildings. We have spent some time redesigning them to make the assembly and manufacture a little easier. They will be up for sale on ebay in the next few days. But of course if you want to buy a few items, as always contact us directly as we can combine orders for you and maybe save you some money. We have also completed another crosswalk for smaller tracks and our first prototype is assembled. More news in the next few days.
12th February 2017
It's been another busy start to February and we have now released the crosswalk for sale. This building is for the serious enthusiast and is proving very popular. We therefore have a backlog of orders to work through. Please email us if you want one so we can form an orderly queue!
In other news we are receiving lots of images of your completed builds. We still need more as this really helps us show what can be done with the buildings. Check out the gallery here
10th January 2017
In other news we had a great time at the Swindon swap meet. The control tower and crosswalk prototype we took to the show was met with enthusiasm and we are just doing some minor tweaks to the design before release. Visitors to the stand were also interested in the two tier pit building which will compliment the pits buildings we already have on sale. Again we are hoping to release this in the next few weeks.
07th January 2017
We have just released the Turnstile Ticket office for sale. This 1/32 building is fully etched and double skinned. Click the buildings tab on the left for more details of this building and the rest of our range.
24th December 2016
wish all our customers and fellow Magracers a Happy Christmas and a
Happy New Year. 2017 promises to be a great year for us and we hope it
is for you too. We have in the
pipeline at least 4 new buildings which we have completed the designs
for including the much awaited Control tower and Crosswalk which we
hope to show at the Swindon Swapmeet. Furthermore we are catching up on
our 1/43 scale releases. These were initially slow sellers for us, but
in the past few months we have seen a steady rise in sales and we would
like to do more work at this scale. Both myself and Chris are going to
pay a few visits to motorsport circuits and do a bit more research for
inspiration for both the buildings and other ideas we have.
In addition to the buildings we are looking forward to some new releases on the Magracing side of the business. This has been a long process and should hopefully bear fruit soon
Once again thank you all for you kind words and support .
29th November 2016
Today we released our new building. It is a First Aid Hut inspired by the classic A211 building. It is up for sale on ebay in 1/32 scale for £16.
We are currently progressing 2 other buildings.
The first as mentioned previously is the Dunlop control tower and crosswalk inspired from the Scalextric/ Marklin and hard to find #1550. We have just assembled our first prototype. It is a very complex build with over 400 parts, so we need to print some more and refine it a great deal before we release it for sale.
Secondly we are progressing another building which will be compatible with our currently available pit buildings. This will be a two tier structure.
We are falling behind with our 1/43 versions of some of these models and we are hoping to catch up soon.
Other news is that we are finally making progress on the Magracing electronics. Having encountered enormous problems with getting a courier to deliver to France where we are developing some of the electronics, finally we succeeded. Hopefully some fully working prototypes will arrive early in the New Year. This will help us get some cars up for sale.
06th October 2016
The pits buildings are now up for sale on ebay and are proving quite popular. We are considering doing additional buildings which can be attached to these modules so you can customize your pit lane.
A new building is in the pipeline and that is a tower and crosswalk similar to the Scalextric classic building which is no longer in production. As is usual with our buildings, we will add in extra detail not on the original building and rescale all the details so they are exactly to 1/32 or 1/43.
Further news is that we are booked up to do the Swindon Swap Meet on January 8th 2017. We are hoping to be able to bring a few new prototype models to the show.
29th October 2016
We are making progress on the pits buildings and hopefully they will go up for sale this week. We are trying to add in as much detail as possible to make them an interesting to build. We are going to sell them as two separate kits. Firstly a pair of ends, so this will give the customer a pit with 4 bays. Centre sections will also be sold as pairs, so with each extra purchase the customer gets an additional 4 bays. This way very long pit areas can easily be made up.
Of course it doesn't have to be used as a pits, Chris sent me this picture earlier of his progress. It seems that one of our prototypes has been converted into some sort of "House of ill repute!"
23th October 2016
Havant swapmeet was a great success. We met some nice people and made a few good contacts. We also showed our pit building prototype and this was greeted with enthusiasm. We will finish off the final details and prepare it for release this week.
19th October 2016
We are busily preparing for the Havant swap meet and are hoping to bring our complete range to the show at both 1/32 and 1/43 scale. We have also revised our postage prices on ebay, so now offer a postage discount for multiple buys and can post internationally. Of course if you buy (or pre pay) at the show we can save you the postal charges.
further news all the electronic components for the cars have now
arrived from China. We are hoping to get an initial batch of around 20
units which we will build into chassis for sale.
05th October 2016
The electronics design for the new magracing chassis is now complete. We are just waiting for some components from China to arrive so we can begin assembly and testing of the new firmware.
In other news we have released another building in 1/32 and 1/43 scale. It's a 40 seater spectators stand and ideal for a smaller track when used singly or when positioned in multiples for larger circuits. £18 for a 1/32 scale and £15 for a 1/43 scale. It's a really nice kit to build. Check out the buildings link on the left for more details.
26th September 2016
We have just released our second building. The Reims Gueux Timekeepers hut in 1/32 scale.
We believe this is the most accurate reproduction of this building currently available and at a very reasonable price of £26 + P&P. The model includes the brick detail which is omitted on many models and has double skin wall construction. This makes the model extra durable and reproduces the thick block walls of the original building. Also reproduced is the panoramic window detail on the upper level. Keep an eye out for the 1/43 scale version coming soon. Click the buildings link on the left for more details.
23th September 2016
Magnetic Racing has booked a table at the Havant Swapmeet on Sunday 23rd October 2016. We will be hoping to bring the buildings we have completed for sale. Please come along and say hello to both myself (Martin) and Chris. We will be happy to chat and tell you all about the progress we are making on the new range of buildings and the work we are doing on the Magracing cars. For further information about the event follow the link below.
20th September 2016
The Race Stewards Hut is now available in 1/43 scale. It is available alongside our 1/32 range on ebay for purchase for £15 + Postage. Check out the buildings link on the left for details.
17th September 2016
We have just released our first building. Its a 1/32 Race Stewards Hut. Check out the Buildings link on the left for more details. It is available on ebay UK for £22.00 + Postage
08th June 2016
Magracing is now under new management. Martin Price and Chris Leck have taken over the business and are currently developing the next generation of products. Wes Raynor has been helpful in getting us up to speed with all the designs and we look forward to taking the Magnetic Racing system to the next level.
Be sure to check out our new range of buildings whilst you wait for the new cars. They are ideal for both Magnetic Racing and conventional slot cars.