I think you will find the reason you have to purchase the multilane is so that you don't have the powerbase in the middle of your 4 lane track!
If you put the powerbases on the outsde of each lane( one on the outside of the 4 lanes and one on the inside of the 4 lanes) you will have the cars running in diffrent directions.Scalextric does not allow you to change the direction the cars run,the only way to do this is to turn the power bases around.So umless you are a wiz with the soldering iron,I'd take the easy way out and buy the multilane connector.
QUOTE (McLaren @ 24 Aug 2004, 15:40)Err... you just have to flick the direction switch over...
Then they run the other way.
There is no direction (polarity) switch on scaley sport powerbases.
The obvious options are either:
1) Buy the multilane extension powerbase
2) Remove and rewire an existing std powerbase so that you can run wires under the track and still have both powerbases on the same side
Another option which I have seen used is to split the lanes for part of the track so there's a gap between lanes 1/2 and 3/4 big enough to put the second powerbase between the two lanes...............may be a bit 'heath robinson' but can suit some track layouts (perhaps at the expense of some realism)
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