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.
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
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.
Cars and track pieces are relatively simple to service. I have put together a short video guide for car Servicing.......I will ad track etc servicing and set servicing too...in due course.
CARS - The most important thing on car servicing is taking CARE not to damage the chassis or the body.
To the left is a typical car service kit
This is a collection of spares and servicing materials, of course there is a Matchbox Powertrack servicing toolkit made for the shops that carried out car servicing. I would add a pair of tweasers or long nose pliers too.
Picture below is of the original toolkit only supplied to resellers of the powertrack product.
This is the track cleaner, every set should have been shipped with one of these. With the track un-powered, this can be used to scrape along the track at 45 degrees to give the track lines a clean. Its very good however it can lead to greater pickup wear as the track lines can be sharp. So the cars will need a v.light oiling (I use a 3in1 light oil) of the pickups to prevent wear to the pickups as the cars race around the track.
Its quite common for track tht has not been used for a while to corrode at the joint end, a small piece of fine grade emery paper can be used stuck to a matchstick or narrow piece of wood/plastic to rub on the metal that joins with the next track. Nothing worse than a car stopping at the next piece of track!
It sometimes can happen that the track join metal sections raise a little, this can cause the car to hit them and jump and also causes wear to the contacts that does eventually lead to a hole in the pickups. So before running check each join, if there are any raised sections, then these can be careful pressed down, using the track cleaner.