does anyone have any pictures of the running gear from a scalextric leyland truck unit that they could post up? i have aquired a nearly complete one that i think just needs an intermediate shaft making up and just looking for a guide. cheers
Hi Pete Used to play around and modify these trucks quite a bit but I managed to find one that is unmolested and original. I've took a couple of pics of the layout of it but now find that I can't post pics. So I've put them on photobucket for you. Go to my album on trickiedickie36 and look for latest uploads. Hope this helps
hi dick, you are a star! thats fantastic , just what i was looking for. what do the the old things go like? i just need to sort the intermediate gear and then i think i have all the bits to put it together. lovin' the europa & 7 too! veeeeery nice. thaanks again pete.
Pete, Glad you found the pics. Those trucks are probably the slowest vehicle ever, the slowest motor you could dream of and then geared down!! and expected to tow a trailer. Oh yes and they fall over with ease. That's why most of mine have been modded by skipping the intermediate gear and sticking a better motor in. I assume that you are talking about the standard arctic truck and not the rebel rig which had a longer wheelbase to make things easier. I may well have an inter gear shaft assembly but I'm going to have to hunt for it.
dick , pics were absolutely spot on. not looking to race or get too carried away with it (it is the leyland tractor unit). i just fancied putting it together as a "do it one day" job for a bit of fun. pendle do list a gear but without contacting them i'm not sure if its the right one. if you happen across one though.....
Pete, Can't find a gear at the mo but this site lists it as being available at £2.50. with a picture of it http://www.scalextric-car.co.uk/Parts/Parts_Gears.htm
You would then need a standard axle cut down to length and a couple of bearings. Job done. Have fun
I have a pair of these, and besides being the slowest vehicles ever produced they are also the noisiest. That extra gear in there causes so much extra graunching. But the lower gearing does mean they can tow just about anything around the track.
woohoo. i had a rummage in my spares box and a bit of a fiddle and ive got the old girl going. sure is slow but hey!! i just used a cut down front axle to for the shaft , an old crown wheel and an old , knackered , split , pinion (just to try) as the bore is smaller than the "proper" gear. by the time the pinion is stretched iver the shaft ive effectively "lost" at least one tooth but amazingly it still runs. i see pendle list the contrate gear for a quid. now i know its a goer i may just have to push the boat out...or see if i can ream a new pinion out by half a mm!! keep on truckin'!!
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