2018 Date for diary!
May 19th and 20th 2018. National Slot car Exhibition/slot car festival
where we had a powertrack stand/display.
Link for 2018 show:
It shows map etc. I think some will be travelling from great distance!
Jan 2018 Ex Project Manager at Lesney London E9, collection of moulded shells of Powertrack and Lanechanger, unusual box art etc. Powertrack and LaneChanger prototype
Ex Lesney Factory, Rochford....Lanechanger and spares. Also later type race and chase controllers with black switch. Found in a PP2000 set
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 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 J1 to J7, Cars (Ex Matchbox PPLus and PT stocks), 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.