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Mike
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I need to change my pit lane from left to right on my track, can I reverse the wires / bits , and how .
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It is pretty easy

the most dificult bit is removing the pin that holds the exit flipper in place
get a good hold on it with a pair of pliers and twist it out
then just swap all the bits over and you are done

Michael
 

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Note: you have to keep the solenoid that is next to the straight lane still next to the straight lane (else you will find the default position will be pit instead of don't pit)
 

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Hi,

I am about to get a Pit Lane, and need a right one.
What I don't get is that both the entrance and the exit seem to have a sensor, so why is in not possible just to use it the other way round?

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Simon.
 

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Both exit and entry have the HOLE for the sensor - this is to save Scalextric from having to make 4 basic parts instead of 2. The hole on the exit piece has no sensor in it.

However - this does work to our advantage if we want to swap the hands over!
 

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hi
looking from the top the sections do look like they have a senser fitted,but a closer look from underneath reveals this is not the case.

Very early pit in and out sections did have a moving flipper on both sections making reversal very easy but the later ones have the exit one as fixed flipper.

As the mouldings are universal the pit exit for one type becomes the pit entrance for another and the pockets for the various parts are already there,but if unused just have blanking plates in place...

At the current prices for these sections it's best to double check to make sure you have the correct one ordered...
 

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Hi all, I have a pit exit that comes out at my start/finish line. I was planning on fitting a sensor to the exit hole to rectify my lap timing (have 3 lanes crossing the start/finish) issues as the inside lane currently doesn't time & count laps. Does anybody know how hard it is to wire an extra sensor into the APB to fix my problem? A schematic at the very least would have the soldering iron warming up for the experiment.
 

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Have you updated to 1.06 code?
If not its a nightmare, but look at my 3 lane start thread.
If so you only need a sensor from a digital lapcounter and its fairly easy to wire in.
 
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