Originally Posted by lukeyboy900
looking into getting a ninco set but only have about £150 limit to spend atm, i have scaley track but don't fancy having a mix of track and want to eventually run N-DIGITAL! what are the advantages of ninco over scaley?
We didn't have a permanent location for a track, so the set I bought would need to survive regular building and tear-down. My father's Scalextric track felt flimsy by comparison, had dead spots, and didn't stay together well. The Ninco track has never had a dead spot and locks together tight. My kids have walked on it and it's survived. I'm quite happy with its durability, but that would be less of an issue if you were making a more permanent track.
I think the narrowness of the Scalextric track is a huge asset if you want to create a four-wide layout. Absent of that, I like it that my cars have room to wiggle in the corners without bumping into one another, and that I can slide them out in the corner without having to buy outer borders for the track.
Ninco has a wider variety of pieces than any other manufacturer.
This was more of a short-term issue for me, but the sets from Ninco came better equipped out of the box. The Ninco controllers and power supply weren't great, but were acceptable. The power surge on my father's Scalextric set when one car deslotted would send the other car off. The stock controllers were bad enough that I bought him replacements from Professor Motor. I also liked the cars better, and the layout was fairly large on my heavily discounted Ninco set.
As a reasonably happy owner, I wish Ninco would continue to refine their digital system the way Scalextric has, but I wouldn't trade it for another brand.