These Scalextric spares silver and brass coloured terminal pins
have a barrel diameter of 1.75mm and 1.95mm and were used throughout
the 1990s and beyond. These Scalextric spares pins are used to
secure the wires from the motor to the pick up braids on the guide
assembly, see the guide pictured above. This guide blade is sometimes
referred to as G21, G22, G23 and G30.
Some of the earlier versions of the G30 guide (pictured above)
have suffered from natural material creep. This is where the plastic
material has stretched over time. This means that these 1.75mm
diameter pins will appear loose and in extreme circumstances come
out under race conditions. In this situation the guide can simply
be replaced with a new guide
assembly or the larger 1.95mm diameter pins can be used.
Please note the latest supply of these 1.75mm and 1.95mm guide
pins are natural brass in colour and not the traditional bright
nickel plate as indicated above. Their function and performance
is not affected with this change.