1964 Revell Slot Car Sets and ManualEdit
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Revell Racing!
One of today's most popular sports is the zooming, roaring arena of competitive auto racing. Ranging from the twisting courses high in the French Mountains and the screaming sharp corners of the Gran Prix... to the thousands of "strips" throughout America and the vast hot "brickyard" at Indianapolis... racing has captured the imagination of millions.
Your new Revell Racing Set has been designed to bring these very same thrills to your home.
Revell is the symbol for authenticity and quality at every level of model car racing. That is why we describe our racing components as "Raceway Proved"... because the design of each Revell element has been put through many hours of grueling performance at professional raceways. You can be confident that your Revell Raceway parts will provide you with the maximum of trouble free operation. And, each part is unconditionally guaranteed against any defect in materials or workmanship.
You have now taken the first big step into "America's fastest growing hobby." On the following pages you will find instructions for the maximum enjoyment of (your) set... but equally important, you will discover how your hobby will continue to be new and exciting for endless weeks, months, and years.Revell's "History of Automobile Racing"Edit
Assembling Your New Revell Raceway
The (first) photo shows the assembled REVELL RACEWAY set. The set consists of the 1965 Corvette Sting Ray and Ferrari GTO Racing cars, a power pack, two controllers, modular bridge supports, and over 12 feet of the finest Model Car Racing track available.
There are 14 sections of track supplied - 8 curved, 5 straight, and I straight terminal track section. These sections form a figure 8 race track. The figure 8 is an ideal race course because the two race cars travel exactly the same distance in completing one lap. The spin-out sections attach to the curve track sections. The added track surface provided by the spin-out sections will add to your enjoyment by permitting the cars to "drift" on the curves without leaving the track.
Place the track sections and spin-out sections and the transition sections on a smooth, flat surface to form a figure 8 as shown in Photo ( B) . First assemble the spin-out sections to the curved sections, attaching by means of the interlocking connectors as pictured in Photographs (C), (D), and (E). Also attach the 4 transition sections to the straight track sections in the same manner.
To assemble the track sections, position the corner tab and slot of two adjacent sections together as shown in Photograph (F) and slide (rotate) the other matching tabs and slots together.
Photograph (G) shows how to attach the modular bridge supports to the track in order to support the overpass. Snap the required number of bridge supports together and place them at the locations shown in Photographs (H) and ( I ).
You are now ready to plug the controllers and power pack into the terminal track and race. Before doing this, you should be aware of some details regarding how your race set functions.Edit
Wiring Your Slot Car Track1.
The power pack operates from household current (110-V, 60 cycles A.C.). The power pack is protected by a built-in automatic circuit breaker which will shut off the unit if the track should become short-circuited or if the power pack should become overloaded. If this happens, switch the power pack to the "off" position for one to two minutes. Check the track or cars to see if there is an obvious short circuit (such as a piece of metal across track or wires shorting out in cars) prior to switching the power pack on again. If your cars run backward reverse the wires leading from the positive and negative terminals on the power pack.2.
The junction box on the terminal track section has been designed so that the plugs from the controllers and from the power pack can only be inserted one way. Notice the unequally spaced prongs on the controller plugs and the offset hole in the power pack plug. These match the holes in the terminal track to prevent an error in assembly.3.
The track sections are of a special design so that the track provides positive connection of both the metal and plastic portion at each junction. The special design also provides for a completely self-supporting track interlock.4.
The modular bridge-supports snap together to permit complete versatility in setting up your race course. If you wish, you may vary the banking of the curves from the instructions given in STEP 4 and devise your own "obstacle" race course. Notice that bridge supports are produced with a hole through the center. By placing a nail through the holes in the bridge supports, you may fasten your track to a table in a permanent or semipermanent assembly.5.
The controllers are molded in special Dupont Delrin material. The working mechanism has no moving wires so there is no worry about breakage due to continued operation. The controller is designed as a throttle and a brake and the further the shaft is depressed, the faster the car will run. To apply the brake, allow the shaft to return to the "up" position.6.
The Revell race cars are famous for authenticity and detail. These cars are molded of super-high impact Styrene, which will resist cracking and breakage. These are the finest, highest quality race cars that are available any place. (* See below for further information on cars.)7.
Now plug the wires from the two controllers and from the Power Pack into the sockets on the terminal track section, as shown in Photo (N) . Plug the A.C. cord from the Power Pack into a household wall socket, turn the Power Pack "ON," place the cars on the track and RACE. Be sure to place the cars in the direction shown in Photo (0). They will run backwards if placed in the wrong direction.
Periodically check the chassis and running gear of your race cars. Position pick-up braid as shown. Be sure that the strips do not touch each other. Crown gear
should be locked securely to the rear axle by tightening the set screw. Check the pick-up to assure free swing at high speed and double check to be sure wheels are locked onto the metal axles.