I am searching a testing bench for slot cars, less expensive than Kelvin Light;
no r.p.m. probes, no PC connections but only a way to do some running in of motors and gears.
Have you seen them anywhere?
For running in motors and gears you don't need anything fancy just a variable power supply with enough amps to turn the motors you intend to run in. The highest amp motor I have run in is a Scaleaouto 35k thing and for that and anything else I've just got a plug in transformer that has a little switch giving me a choice of 0.5v thru to 15v with 5 increments.
Then to run in motors but the motor in a little vice and with crocodile clips attach the motor wires to a terminal off an old scaly track power thingy (see pic below) and hey presto. Cost is cheap - the price of a trasformer (?), 4 crocodile clips (50p) and a old scaly termial (£1) and a tidgy vice (?)
Thank you for the reply; currently I am already using what Matt describes, but I would like something more refined, as a tracklike bench with rollers mounted on ball bearings, like that of Grah1. I think I must build it by myself, since nothing seems to be on the market.
I have one of these and use it all the time. You might want to keep a hold of sidewinders while breaking in though as the cars sometimes vibrate to the gear side and when it catches it could go flying!
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