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Ssd And Classic Crossovers

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I had an interesting experience with classic crossovers on a SSD track. We kept having the powerbase go into safe mode...

After a little inspection, all the track pieces were ok, the braids were ok, and all seemed to be ok.

 

Then I took a closer look at the scalextric classic straight crossover, and then I noticed that the powered track goes a lot closer to the centre of the crossover than the crossover on the lane changer.

 

So I took a 3cm piece of electrical tape, cut it on a diagonal, and stuck it on the crossover.

 

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Did this to both of them, and no more safe mode for the night...

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Thats a good tip, it holds true for the curved analogue lane swaps as well and also for the early XLC changers that had the rails too close.


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Just surfing the net, and I believe this is what you meant in regards to the Early XLC changers...

http://www.slotforum.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=39011&view=findpost&p=417707

 

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Hmmm, might have to use enamel on my crossovers... looks way nicer than the tape...

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That was just ordinary black paint, the red was felt tip pen to illustrate the problem that I had found. This was the solution that stopped the electrical spikes that stopped the chips changing to analogue mode and running away at full speed.

 

Scalextric picked up on this mod and you will see the latest XLCs have the rails chopped away at the points that I insulated.


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Picked up a couple of SCX crossovers, which obviously have the same issue as the Scaley Classic ones...

Decided that it was time to paint them...

 

I have put on 2 coats so far, but my Flat Black Revell model paint is a little runny and is making it very difficult to cover the whole rail...

Hopefully 1 more coat is all that is required...

I'll post up a pic when it's finished.

 

Also, it seems that the curved crossovers have also been modified with your suggestion Riko...

At least my brothers curved crossovers do not need any rails painted... Can't confirm on the early ones...

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