Here we have Ryan explain an often asked question for many a slot car novice: how do you replace slot car metal pickup braids? These metal "fibres" are essential for slot cars to operate at its best. They are responsible for the seamless transfer of electrical power from track to the car's motor, very much like how electric model trains do. But unlike trains, cars go through track at much faster speeds. This causes friction which inevitably wears down the braid ends.

Ryan explains the difference between the two major brands - Scalextric and Carrera, as well as the subtle differences between the scales. Tune in and learn this fascinating aspect of high speed slot car racing and go beyond the box!