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Looking through some of my old scalextric track i came across the unusual full straight section.

It has isolated sections to the rails at both ends.

When you look at it underneath it has wiring running the length in a strange arrangement.
It sought of doubles up on itself.

Any member have any idea what this was used for,a lapcounter? or anything,as i havent got a clue.

Any hep would be great

Here are a few pics.













Thanks in advance Tim
 

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hi Tim
good to see ya again.Sorry can not help with the question,could be one for Kev(loosesalute)to answer.

Just my own thought but it looks like some sort of breaker section to trigger something unless it's a one off created by a.n.nother.
 

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There was an electric lap counter A 260, made between 1968-1972. Had 2 blue lap counter boxes & a specialist full straight. Quite rare now.Could be off that.
Couldn`t say for sure though as I don`t have one. I use the earlier MM/A221E from 1961/62.
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Hi Ade,thanks for your input mate always appreciated.
First time on for a while and i'm asking questions already ..

Thanks Kev,your dates suggest to me that this is from that period as the Scalextric Font printed on the piece is post Triang scalextric.

Interesting thing i also noticed that the power cable plug,or whatever is plugged into the track is situated inside the both ends of the wiring.
In between the splits so to speak.

This track piece came from an old collection i bought a while ago,what was heavily built up of old rubber track sections.

Sadly no unusual buildings or counters were left other than the normal k/kit buildings etc by the time i got hold of it.

Also in there was the plexy/ rubber track converters.

So this is definitely for some sort of accessorie.lap counter,speed trap or whatever.Bought at a later date to add to a real early set

This is what i love about scalextric,so much to discover,so much to learn.

Thanks guys for your help

Tim
 

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It is a dead strip used when you wanted to know when a car passed a point (in analogue) because when the car enters the dead strip the contacts/motor close the circuit so you could trip a lap counter or other device. The wiring underneath is to close the electrical gap between the ends of the track so the centre section is isolated from the rest of the track.

Sorry, do not know the part number. Is there nothing stamped on the underside?

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I think it is a bridge center section.

The splits at each end allow a little flex due to the sheer angle and height of this thing





It all come to me when i found these criss cross green support sections.



They fit to a special size section of track PT /69
These are actually a little longer than half straights.



Makes sense to me,what you think kev

Tim
 

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Plot thickens girls!
Just had a close look at pics on big PC.
You can clearly see MM/ PT 60 stamped on the base. That was the catalogue number for the standard Scaley straight.
It also says "Patent Pending" which suggests it is very early Plexi Track. 1963/64.
It`s doing me head in now.
Did Scaley convert the standard PT60 track for other use?
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(sorry to confuse, hadn`t seen above pics when I posted)
 

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Kev.soz mate.didnt they use this piece for the 007 bond rock track too?

I know that didn't have triang marked either.

Hi sealevel no nothing other than what kevs mentioned.

I maybe having a rethink on my bridge theory.
It will flex well one side easily,the other side is a little more reluctant due to it having a strip of wire soldered in between the splits,if you see what i mean.

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There about 7 or 8 mm longer.

Like i say this set up came with set gp 30 i bought but in a seperate box what was 99 % full of old rubber sections.
I still have the set but no cars

This,i think has to be early on as it had convertors with it too
 

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Catalogue 4 A250, two wires from this plug into the special straight. Loose salute absolutely on the money. Conventional dead strip to trip an electronic counter.
 

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Hi Tim.
Definitely a 1960s piece of track with the Patent Pending stamped on.
I do wonder if it was from the lap counters I mentioned earlier.
Tell you what though I would stick a standard straight on that bridge & have a load of fun with it!
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Kev.
 

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Hey, I called that a dead strip!


I knew someone would find the correct part description.

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Nice one guys,thanks for solving it for me.

A dead strip for the early lap counter it is then,tar Kev And Rikorocket and all who have replied

No chance of finding the building i suppose.But i'll try.

Told you,this is what makes scalextric so great.
Off to bed now.

Night night all.
Take care Tim
 
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