PT NEWS           Spring 2020


NEW 6v Pickups - still trying to get made in the UK now, 12v hopefully to follow too, but based on demand.

NEW - Headlight and Window Glass being added to Spares section.

NEW - 6.5mm front hub tyres now available!!


2019 Date for diary!

May 18th and 19th 2019. National Slot car Exhibition/slot car festival where we had a powertrack stand/display.

Link to 2019 to follow 
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


PARTS update:
We now have a good soft grade silcon tyre in black. Smaller 6.5mm front tyres now available...these fit Renault Elf / VW Scirocco #.......see Sales/Spares section 

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 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.


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