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:
It shows map etc. I think some will be travelling from great distance!


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



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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