How to change scalextric braids (contacts)?

Discussion in 'Slot Cars General' started by dec, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. dec

    dec New Member

    Sep 12, 2007
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    Yesterday i bought an Aston Martin DB9 scalextric car. I have just used it again today and the car went off the track and one of the braids got torn off, leaving a few normal length strands and some very short pieces sticking through. I have 3 other cars and to change the braids on those you must just pull the plastic contact plate and the whole things comes out, allowing the whole thing to be changed or just the braids, but with the Aston, you can't remove the braids as there are 2 pieces of plastic obsuring the top part of the braids, and you can't just remove the contact plate because it is connected to the motor/top piece of plastic (so it seems, I've tried pulling it and it doesn't budge). Have scalextric changed the design of the contacts and if so, how can i change them (i have spare braids and spare contacts for the other system which my 3 other cars have)