I am working at setting up a track for vintage and modern cars using Carrera track. I have some old Strombecker power track which uses a strip of flexable copper to connect each rail. I have a few of these copper strips which are bent in a V shape so they remain under tension when installed into the rail channel from underneath. I would like to make more of these connectors so I can run power to all sides of the Carrera track but the copper I tried has no spring to it. Does anyone know what the flexable material is exactly, and a supplier. I see Carrera sells jumper leads with similar connectors but I would like to use a lot of connectors.
Besides that issue, all our vintage cars are 12V but Carrera cars are 18V for the 1/24 scale and 14V for 1/32 . Has anyone come across this problem, and is there a suitable power supply that will serve all our needs. I believe Trackmate has one that is variable up to 15V , which I could use if I avoid Carrera 18V cars. I'm not sure what other modern hardbody RTR cars are available in 12V ?