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lane change slot issues

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A couple of my cars pickkup guides that sit in the slot keep smacking hard into the plastic V shape intersecting point situated in the slot where slot changes directions & the X section.

I might need to clarify the exact problem region where it is hitting.. I don't mean the V point on the metal flipper... but the actual X section. The plastic crossing point, hope this helps...

I'm thinking the best solution is to simply file back the tip of the V inside the curve till the cars change lanes smoothly.

But am I missing the point somewhere (pardon the pun )

I also notice one of the cars pickup guides that drop down into the slot is not always centered. It seems the positive wire is putting a little tension on the guide, rotating it slightly to the left making it off center.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated before i go about butchering my track piece.
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Hi ya Bigbird, The small bump is just before the flipper.. but my problem occurs in the center of a CLC where the cross section is. the Plastic V in the X section. After the flipper has changed the cars direction of travel... as the car crosses over the X section ... it hits the intersecting point quite hard, sometime even throwing the car out of the slot.
i'll try shaving a little bit of the cars guide flag as you suggested.. see how it reacts.
thanks for the replies everyone .. I've replaced the wires by soldering in new ones... this time with a little more length which allows a little more play in each wire.
I followed as per Mr Flippant's wiring directions and simply

' removed the chassis, removed the wires from the guide completely, and even removed the front axle assembly. I put the chip in and made sure those wires were arranged to avoid any pinching by the interior, then ran the guide wires up and under the front axle and then to the guide. '

I seriously need more practice soldering, must have taken me a good four to five attempts to get a half decent looking weld.

This seems to have done the trick ... Also, I mentioned earlier it was mainly on a CLC where the flag was hitting hard .. but my mistake it was is fact a XLC but occasionally also on one of the CLC

On a lighter note... I've just returned from Hobby Co. They're clearing out their Scalextric Digital gear... less than half price !! I bought a few CLCs . they're selling the C1223 Triple Cup for less than 130 pound ! NICE deal if you live anywhere close to a store.
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The shop I visited here in England was called Hobby Craft... the sales person stated that they are selling all the Scalextric gear as they will no longer support it. I picked up a few digital track pieces less than half price.

As for the issue with my cars guide flag hitting the X section of a XLC .. it ran fine after I adjusted it... however, a few hours later I ran it as a pace car & it smashed real hard into the back of a parked car... aaaah!!! back into the pits for some much needed repairs I think....
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