I just purchased a DS light bridge and timing system from one of the members. The bridge is for Scalextric track. I am wondering if anyone has ever disassembled one of these and reconstructed it so that it is wide enough to accomodate borders.
From the looks of things, the verticals are PC board and they carry power to the LED's on the top horizontal. Seems I should be able to unsolder the connections top and bottom, make the necessary widening and just add jumpers to complete the circuit. Anyone done this yet? Am I heading for trouble? I know it will void any and all warranties, etc.
If modifying, make sure the 2 small lights on the bottom of the bridge base (goes under the track) remain aligned with the holes in the track. These lights interact with the top of the bridge. The beam needs to shine from top of bridge to bottom base. Aligning "beam" with the pre-drilled track holes is key. The cars break this beam each time around and timing is achieved. If bridge is widened, you may pull those lights out too far and out of line with the track holes, then timing will not work. Hope this helps.