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!

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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.

 

Powertrack Cars -6v

UK Powertrack Series of cars...

PT101 Ferrari F1

A common car but one of the rarest cars to find AS NEW. Also popular with Ferrari model collectors. When looking check all the stickers are present and the inner and outer spoiler/aerofioil fins arent damaged. Also driver helmet should be green. Available in both early lower chassis and later chassis. Sold with PT1000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed.

PT102 McLaren F1

A common car. When looking check all the stickers are present and the inner and outer spoiler/aerofioil fins arent damaged. Also driver helmet should be black. Available in both early lower chassis and later chassis. Sold with PT1000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed.

PT103 Porsche 911

Check the rear aerofoil end wings, roof pillars, number 5 decals and the 'Vaillant transfers. . Available in both early lower chassis and later chassis. Sold with PT2000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also Rare US Carded and European Boxed. Car had 6.5mm small hub axles.

 

PT104 Corvette

This is a rare car to find mint. Check the roof pillars, number 4 decals and the white caps on the pop up headlights. . Available in both early lower chassis and later chassis. Sold with PT2000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed.

PT105 BMW 3.0 CSL

Check the roof pillars, number 54 decals and Jagermeister transfers. Available in both early lower chassis and later chassis. Sold with PT3000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed. Variations of body base colour, white sprayed orange or solid orange. From dull to bright lustre finish

PT105 BMW 3.0 CSL

Check the roof pillars, number 4 transfers. Sold with some PT5000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed.Also found in the German Race and Chase sets to acompany the white green police porsche.. Bright lustre finish

PT106 JAGUAR XJC V12

Check the roof pillars, number 1 decals for whiteness. Available in both early lower chassis and later chassis. Variations on roof stickers/sprayed roof. Sold with PT3000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed.

PT107 Renault LeMans

Common car. Check the rear aerofoil struts and top of airbox (if fitted) for scrapes, check all decals and transfers. Available in both early lower chassis and later chassis. Airbox car driver has blue helmet.  Also available without airbox, these have a more orangy yellow colour. Sold with PT4000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed.

PT107 Renault LeMans

RARE car No 11. Check the rear aerofoil struts and check for scrapes, check all decals and transfers. Car driver has red helmet. Sold with some PT4000 set in UK and European sets too, and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed. This Renault body without airbox is also available and commonly found as a '5' with colour scheme similar to the elf 5 above.

PT108 Porsche 936 LeMans

Not a common car without the black sills. This version also has an older version of the aerofoil side stickers. Check the rear side aerofoil stickers for damage as car is wide on track (scrapes), check all decals and transfers. Available in both early lower chassis and later chassis. Car driver has red helmet. Spacers are fitted on tthe front axle. Sold with PT4000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed.

PT108 Porsche 936 LeMans

Common car with black side sills. Check the rear side aerofoil stickers for damage as car is wide on track (scrapes), check all decals and transfers. Available in both early lower chassis and later chassis. Car driver has red helmet. Spacers are fitted on tthe front axle. Sold with PT4000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed.

PT109 Ford Escort

Not a rare car but sought after. Check all windows and windscreen  Also available in yellow and in Gold no12. Sold with PT1500 and occasionally swapped with the gold VW in the PT8000 set. Also seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and found in Hulk Set and also European Boxed. No 8 Sticker sometimes pointed corners others had rounded.

PT109 Ford Escort

Rarer than the Red Ford. Check all windows and windscreen  Also available in the rarer Gold no12 and Red no8. Sold with PT8000 set in UK occasionally swapped with the gold VW and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed. No 12 side stickers sometimes were grey lined but mostly black.

PT110 VW Scirocco

Not a rare car. Check all windows and windscreen as well as broken rear screen is common. Check the quaterlight window frames as these can break easily. Was used as a replacement car in the 8000 set, also found seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed.

PT110 VW Scirocco

A collectors car. This particular car is a yellow body sprayed in gold 43 car. Most gold VWs are based on a cream body and are sprayed a thin and darker gold, rare to find in very good order. Check all windows and windscreen as well as broken rear screen is common. Check the quaterlight window frames as these can break easily. Was most often the car replaced from the 8000 set, also found seperate in presentation box and European Boxed too.

PT111 TR7

Quite Rare. Most have dull paintwork. Check the roof pillars, and the painted skirts, number 50 transfers. Sold with PT5000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed. From dull to rare to find bright lustre finish like this one.

PT111 TR7

Common. Most have dull paintwork. Check the roof pillars, and the red painted skirts, number 50 transfers. Sold with PT8000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed. From dull (As if left factory without a laquer coat.) to rare to find bright lustre finish.

PT112 FIAT 131

Common. Most have marked paintwork on the yellow sections especially the roof. Check the windows and roof pillars, and the painted skirts and arches, number 23 stickers. Sold with PT8000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed. Bright lustre finish.

PT112 FIAT 131

Common. Most have marked paintwork on the yellow sections especially the roof. Check the windows and roof pillars, and the painted skirts and arches, number 23 stickers. Sold with PT8000 set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded and European Boxed. Bright lustre finish.

PT113 Police Car

Common but rare to find in an as new condition. Most have marked paintwork and poor 'POLICE' transfer. Check the windows and roof pillars, and the silver section of the roof light should be intact and in good condition. Sold with PT6000 (Race and Chase UK) set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded. Bright lustre finish. Vary in light blue to dark blue. Also sold in Race and Chase US / Canada.

PT114 Chevrolet Stingray

Common but relatively easy to find in an as new condition probably because unlike the police car the Stingray is narrow on the track so doesnt mark as much. Check the windows and roof pillars. Sold with PT6000 (Race and Chase UK) set in UK and seperate in presentation box. Also US Carded. Bright lustre finish. Was replaced by the 'Funny Car' in the US and Canadian sets

PT116 Saab 900

RARE car.  This car was not sold as part of set, only through retailers as an add-on car. therefore its rarer than normal and is also unusually also available in a metallic green. Watch out for broken screens pillar and boot-spoiler damage. Red on stickers tends to fade so look for one with a nice bright red in the 3 stickers

PT116 Saab 900

RARE car. This car was not sold as part of set, only through retailers as an add-on car. therefore its rarer than normal and is also available in a mid green. Watch out for broken screens pillar and boot-spoiler damage. Red on stickers tends to fade so look for one with a nice bright red in the 3 stickers especially those on the doors.

PT??? SuperBoss Truck

This truck ws sold as part of the 'Tyrone Malone Truck Racing' Set . Watch out for poor chromework including missing trailer pickup and aerofoil, also missing or damaged 'SuperBoss' Transfer. Some may also be found with paint blemishes on roof. These 'Tyrone Malone' sets can still be found for sale NEW in the US. Was also available as an 18v version.

PT??? Bandag Bandit Truck

This truck ws sold as part of the 'Tyrone Malone Truck Racing' Set . Watch out for poor chromework and missing or damaged aerofoil and trailer pickup. 'Bandag Bandit' Transfer.. These sets can still be found for sale NEW in the US. Was also available as an 18v version.

PT101 – FERRARI F1 ‘2’ Red

PT102 – MCLAREN F1 ‘1’ White and Orange

PT103 – PORSCHE 911 TURBO ‘5’ Green

PT104 – CORVETTE ‘4’ White

PT105 – BMW 3.5 CSL ‘54’ Orange

PT105 – BMW 3.0 CSL ‘4’ Orange/Yellow

PT106 – JAGUAR XJ/12 ‘1’ White - Variants of stickers or sprayed roof stripes

PT107 – RENAULT ALPINE LeMans ‘5’ Yellow/Black with airbox

PT107 – RENAULT ALPINE LeMans ‘5’ Yellow/Black without airbox

PT107 – RENAULT ALPINE LeMans ‘11’ without airbox Black Yellow and White

PT108 – PORSCHE 936 LeMans ‘20’ white with black side valances

PT108 – PORSCHE 936 LeMans ‘20’ white variation sills

PT109 – FORD ESCORT ‘8’ Red

PT109 – FORD ESCORT ‘12’ Yellow

PT109 – FORD ESCORT ‘12’ Gold

PT110 – VW SCIROCCO ‘22’ White with Orange Stripes

PT110 – VW SCIROCCO ‘43’ Metallic Gold, rarer gold ones have yellow body.

PT111 – TR7 ‘50’ Silver with black detail on sides

PT111 – TR7 ‘50’ Silver with red detail on sides

PT112 – FIAT 131 ABARTH ‘23’ Light Blue/Yellow arches

PT112 – FIAT 131 ABARTH ‘23’ Dark Blue/Yellow arches

PT113 – POLICE CAR

PT114 – CHEVROLET STINGRAY

PT116 – SAAB 900 TURBO ‘3’ Mid green

PT116 – SAAB 900 TURBO ‘3’ Metalic Light green

PT??? -- Super Boss Truck

PT??? -- Black Bandag

 

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