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lane change slot issues

2287 Views 19 Replies 6 Participants Last post by  kipper15
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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the early scaley brochures on digital did recommend puting a leading edge on the guide flag.So before you attack the track just file the guide at 45° to take off the flat end.

I take it the problem mainly exists when using the older clc sections as the newer ones have a little bump in the side of the rail to encourage the guide to flick in the correct direction.

Hope this helps.
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you could even use a craft knife to trim the giude flag this would save any filings getting into the car.
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from my understanding it is with the clc section.I had this same problem with clc when i fisrt went digital.Clc at the end of the main straight and go for a lane change and...WOMP.

The good news was that any cars that did smash into clc did not suffer any long term damage,apart from a deformed guide flag wich was easily fixed.
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