PowertrackNEWS         May 2017

2017 Date for diary!

 13/14 May 2017. National Slot car Exhibition/slot car festival where we will have a powertrack stand/display.  Message me if you are going. Thanks. Andy
Link:
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

 

Tyres:
Currently working on tyres, need to have a good soft grade silcon tube in black. Looking at getting Front tyres (2 sizes) and rear tyres made.

 

Lanechanger

Lanechanger was a slotless car racing set, introduced in 1978 as direct competition to Ideals TCR. Switch on top of the controller enabled cars to turn steering so they could change lanes. Cars hugged each side of the track.

 

In the US sets were called RPS.

 

The swith actually reversed the polarity, but with clever gearing this did not reverse the rear wheel drive direction.

 

Matchbox introduced chircanes and the ability to overtake made the racing exciting.

A Chassis

B Chassis

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