Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Vintage Aurora Track

6 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

I have been toying around with my aunts 1975 Aurora Meadowbrook Raceway slot car track made for Sears. I added connectors to the controller wires and wrapped them in tape. At certain points in the track the cars will jerk along or even stop but if I pick up the rear tires and spin them and put the car back down it will work sometimes. What is wrong? All the parts on the cars are original. Also how can I keep the metal strips in the track from corroding? The pick up shoes are original and have notches cut into them could I fix that by putting solder in the notches? The cars are a butterscotch colored Bronco and a white and green Porche I think.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

My best guess is that the metal conductor strips in the track have built up an oxide film which is perfectly normal. Get a hard ink eraser or similar fine abrasive tool (Aurora used to sell a "track cleaner" which was just a hard eraser) and use it to lightly polish the surface of the conductors. That should be done fairly often - maybe once a week or so.

Also, if the notches from wear in the shoes have gotten too deep the contact is going to be poor. Maybe that can be repaired with solder but it will probably wear down pretty fast. Replacement shoes are recommended.

Edited by mr moto

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

If thats an HO set, take the motor apart and look at the brushes inside. They still make all the parts for them, I seen the parts online and found a place in Milw. Wi. that carries all the parts and the track also.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The brushes are fine I took both cars apart and fully cleaned them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

And what can I do about the tires sliping off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

It is fine now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0