Expandable book-ends are a neat way to display the ten volumes of the 9th Edition of Scalextric Ultimate Guide. Total width of the paperback volumes is 24cm and 31cm for the DeLuxe version.
Volume 10 is here! The final volume of Scalextric The Ultimate Guide Edition 9 is now available (link to purchase). This A4 volume lists every piece of Scalextric product that I, and many contributors, have found amounting to approximately 15,000 items. Purely a reference work, there are thirteen sections covering cars, presentation packs, racing packs, Scalex and Startex, car parts, race sets, buildings and accessories, power & control, track, borders and barriers, ephemera and, finally, printed matter. Over 600 pages, the book is a huge 50mm thick – as large as the entire Edition 8 book!
Chapter 1 is a simple list of all cars ordered by the main reference numbers and includes everything from the early tinplate models to the latest cars up to the end of 2021. In addition to UK built models, also included are the models made in Australia, China, France, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Spain and other countries. The Spanish cars listed are only those made under the Exin ownership.
Chapter 2 has 12 sections listing all cars, buildings, track, etc., in detail where all, say, Ferrari F40 cars or Control Towers, can be compared in their respective groupings.
Warning! There are a few colour pictures of Scalextric cars but please be aware that this volume is purely a reference listing of everything that Scalextric made for the retail market. It is intended to appeal to the Scalextric collector who needs to know every detail.
Due in the next week or so, Volume 5 of the “Scalextric – The Ultimate Guide – In Print” series. The volume is the biggest yet with a massive 437 pages covering anything that Scalextric printed from annual catalogues, product leaflets, service sheets, general instructions, price lists, parts lists, trade adverts, points of sale materials, mugs, pens, mats, flags, hanging signs, decal sheets, merchandising, track plans booklets, jig-saws, mouse mats, memory sticks. Well, if it had Scalextric printed on it then this is where you’ll find many of these very collectible items!
This is the fifth volume as indicated with the number 5 and the fifth letter of the word Scalextric, ‘E’ printed on the spine. It is available in all three formats of paperback (PB), Hardback (HB) and De-Luxe (DL). PB and HB are printed in normal colour printing on 60gsm paper but DL is high quality gloss colour printing thicker 80gsm paper. The DL version is easily recognisable by the red and white track border across the bottom of the front and rear covers.