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Well I hope someone can help me with this small but frustrating issue I have?
I acquired a Scalextric Le Man 24hr C1023 last night that had been stored in an attic since 2004. I set up a basic track as I wanted check it all worked before spending some time setting up the design on the box. It all went together great however the cars seem to run intermittent, so I changed the brushes on the Cars as some spares also came with it and still no joy!!! Looking at some websites last night I noticed on that maybe the mains adaptor should be 16v and not the 13v that was supplied with it? The power part of the track also states 16v?
The mains adaptor in model no C912 230v-50Hz 13v-13A??? But looking on the some of the sites I have found the set seems to be dated around 1998 and this should have power supply C990 240 Volt A.C. 50Hz 16 Volt D.C? Would this be the cause of my problem? The set has not been used since 2004 but is boxed so I cant see any other issues other than the track seems a bit grubby? Also if you lift the rear of the car by pressing down hard on the front it will sometimes run but again this intermittent?

I hope someone can help as my 6year old daughter cant wait to play it and I think I am even more excited than her
 

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does sound if the psu is not the one wich was supplied with the set,but as long as the unit is dc it should power the cars round the track even at 13v,they will run slower that's all.

Grubby track is a no no im afraid,for a quick cheap clean up use a rag doused in some wd40 and wipe the rails over with this.

If the cars are acting up the way you describe them by starting when pushing the front down then it's either the braids or the wires are breaking up just after they leave the pick up's..

Easy way to test wire damage/wear is to get the car running when it's lifted clear of the rails(rears of the track) and turn the car by hand mimicking a cornering motion,if the powers on and off this would indicate a break in the wire.

In the straight ahead posistion the wires are slack but when cornering the wires bend to suit and this can break inside the plastic over time,it's invisible but if you apply slight tug on it it should stay put,if the plastic starts stretching then you have found your break
 

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Hi bigbird thanks for your reply.
After much head scratching I finally found the fault, both the controllers we breaking down when moving around. I set up the multi meter on the track and by moving the controllers around my meter was giving different readings. Looking at them they would work fine when you held the wire at the grommet end so I have cut this out rewired them and its working fine. Just need to iron some of the track problems now as its a bit grubby from storage and the cars are full of dust
 

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hi
glad to hear all is now good.
 
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