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Question - Scalextric Race-Tuned Controllers (Vintage)
#1

Hello everybody,
Am looking for some feedback from people who own a Race-Tuned controller. 
My interest was sparked by a posting elsewhere where the O-P mentioned that these units provide dynamic braking. Ebay confirmed this so looking for any pitfalls or encouragement before deciding to buy.


The context is just a bit of hobby interest, no intention to use one for competitive racing! 

Leo

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I had a pair of these a long time ago, like 35 years ago! From the distant recesses of my memory:
They were much better quality than the standard offering, about on a par with Parma controllers.
Yes they did have brakes.
The ohmage was different to the standard offering. I think lower at 25ohms but not totally sure. As such they were better suited to the 'race tuned' cars and not so good with the others.
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Cheers Brian.  They certainly look robust.  The instructions mention ability to easily change resistor assemblies but I have never heard of any alternatives being available. 
Probably to low ohms for standard modern motors but I'm really looking at them being part of the Scalextric story. I guess I would need to get a race-tuned car to get the full experience and then get the motor re-zapped...

Leo

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From 1968 catalogue - 25ohm standard, 15ohm (part #W761) option. Whether this was freely available is open to debate!

   
From 1969 catalogue - renumbered as A270 and includes 15 ohm resistor in pack.
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Thanks Brian,
Had missed the details in the advert.

Leo

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