PowertrackNEWS        Nov 2017

2018 Date for diary!

 To be confirmed expected May 2018. National Slot car Exhibition/slot car festival where we will have a powertrack stand/display.  
Link for 2017 show:
http://thorl.weebly.com/schedule-201617-season.html
It shows map etc. I think some will be travelling from great distance!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/matchboxpowertrack/

FOUND : Ex Lesney Factory, Rochford....Lanechanger and spares.  Also later type race and chase controllers with black switch. Found in a PP2000 set

 

PARTS update:
We now have a good soft grade silcon tyre in black. 

Designs and manufacture lined up for pickups in std 6v and wide type 18v

 

DAPOL Counterlane

DAPOL was based at Overmill, Well Street, Winsford, Chesire. DAPOL were Plastic injection moulders,.importers and distributors. OO Model Railway manufacturers, Toy and plastic kit manufacturers.  After acquiring the Matchbox Slot car systems, rebranded them as DAPOL Counterlane Powertrack. The division of DAPOL setup for ex Matchbox slot car was Counterlane LTD.

 

All sets were based on the same box layout. They introduced a sturdier polystyrene base and a see through cover with DAPOL colour scheme similar to the oo gauge box livery. The kits with a 15” Cross Roads had a cut-out in the polystyrene base to hold the large track piece. Many Counterlane sets used the cross-roads track which before now was really only found separately or in some of the US Speedtrack sets.  

 

DAPOL Sold Sets, Cars, TrackParts and Accessories all based on the original moulds and designs passed on from Matchbox. Simple part numbers make it much easier with cross lookup to the original Matchbox part numbers.  DAPOL eventually sold off stocks to Proops, who then sold sets and add-on packs in plain white boxes.

 

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