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Old 11-23-2002, 10:00 PM   #1
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Talking OT: Anyone into Slot Cars?

had a real weird dream last night...dreamt that I was playing with slot cars in our basement and it was filled with tracks and I was having a great time...you know the type that normal kids have I was deprived as a kid - I had no toys now seeing that I work and make some money I would like to fulfill my childhood yearning for such a sport. anyone into the hobby? what do I look for? what cars work with what tracks? what scale? I'm thinking along the lines of Tyco Cliffhangers, and such they seem to be pretty cheap on eBay so I figure it could be a nice gift to myself.

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Old 11-24-2002, 11:43 AM   #2
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I had a Cliffhanger's set a long time ago. I replaced the cars with 440 Magnum's since they were faster and seemed to take the corners better. The stock cars actually handled the best.
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Old 11-24-2002, 12:39 PM   #3
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I still have a few sets... pretty much, as long as you stick to the same company for the tracks and cars, you should be good for a fit. For the most part, as long as everything is about the same scale, they'll intermix without much trouble.
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Old 11-24-2002, 12:56 PM   #4
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Yeah, you pretty much have to stick to the same brand of track for proper fitment. As for scale, HO is the way to go if you don't have a huge area that 1/32 scale reqires. 1/32 is really cool and fast but pretty expensive and like I said, you need lot's of room to set up a decent track. There was an I-Clubber out here last year who had a nice 1/32 layout. HO track pieces and cars are much cheaper and you can get hop up parts too like armatuers and magnets and such. There are a crapload of cars on Ebay too. Keep in mind though that many of the old Aroura T-Jets and Model Motoring cars are highly collectable and the bids get pretty rediculous sometimes. Man I wish I still had all of my dad's old T-Jets and AFX cars!

I would reccomend getting a Tyco set that comes with a decent amount of track and 440 cars if you want to go HO scale. That would be a good starting point. The cliffhangers wouldn't be a bad start either, but the cars are a little different. They are basically 440's with a big magnet bar on the bottom so they can climb up track vertically.
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Old 11-24-2002, 03:35 PM   #5
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Man, I was just thinking about that a couple days ago. I used to get into that stuff big time.
Tyco,aurora,Afx, I used to have about 40-50 cars and tons of track.
I hav'nt seen any stores recently that carry a good selection. And i'm sort of glad they don't because i would buy a bunch if i could.

The actual racing was boring but setting up the tracks and modifying the cars was the best. I had an aurora car that could keep up with 440's and afx plus's, no lie, it was amazing.

I had a ton of the old aurora track that you had to put the 2 pins in and the clip in the middle. x-overs, lane jams, humps.

Down in milwaukee on 68th & beloit there was a place called "Hanks beloit raceway". He had Tracks set up for 3 different size cars. Unfortunately it's gone now but it was fun.

Every time I go into toys r us I find myself looking at the sets and every time I realize how expensive the hobby is, so I abstain..... for now.

Thanks for the memories

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Old 11-24-2002, 04:23 PM   #6
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AFX cars are worth something? I should go take a look at eBay... I must have 5-6 of them still laying around.
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Old 11-25-2002, 01:48 AM   #7
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Oh, here's one for you. Does anyone remember T.C.R. ?
The three metal strips on the track with no slot and the track had walls on it to keep the cars on the track. You could actually pass cars and change lanes.

Total control racing, You push the switch on the controller which would reverse polarity of the motor and swing a y shaped gear to drive the opposite wheel pushing the car into the other lane.
And some of the sets had a pace car which was supposed to randomly switch lanes and be annoying.

I just checked out e-bay and now i'm starting to get the bug,
Darn it.
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Old 11-25-2002, 09:25 AM   #8
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Oh, here's one for you. Does anyone remember T.C.R. ?
The three metal strips on the track with no slot and the track had walls on it to keep the cars on the track. You could actually pass cars and change lanes.

Total control racing, You push the switch on the controller which would reverse polarity of the motor and swing a y shaped gear to drive the opposite wheel pushing the car into the other lane.
And some of the sets had a pace car which was supposed to randomly switch lanes and be annoying.

I just checked out e-bay and now i'm starting to get the bug,
Darn it.
TCR rocked! (i was only ~8-9 at the time) I had a sweet 70's 'custom' van as the 'jammer'
Unfortunately our basement flooded and it was on the floor along with my trainset. Trains were saved, TCR wasn't.

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Old 11-25-2002, 09:34 AM   #9
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Ive had all the above mentioned tracks/cars/sets.
The cliffhangers arent fun untill you pull that bigg magnet out, then thier nice and overpowerd for sliding out of the turns!
TCR pretty much sucked, they only hit the electro rails every once and a while and the cars were bigger than h.o. scale.
afx cars will work on tyco tracks better than tyco cars on afx tracks. Tyco tracks and sets are cheaper than afx, although, im not sure afx make any of this stuff anymore.
I just got a 1:32nd scale slot car set from the Volo Auto Musem, nice selection there. The reason i got it was i got a 1:32 scale WRC WRX made by SCX from Al's Hobby shop in elmhurst. Hands down the best hobby shop in illinois!
The other cool thing about 1:32 scale is, thiers all kinds of mom and pop hobby shops that cater to just these and have 6 and 8 lane tracks set up for fun competition and leauges as well. i got more into doing stuff to my real car and never really got back into slot cars, so the "ralle" track by Scalectric and the ford focus that came with it are both back in the box and sitting in the closet.
the Ralle track is just a straightaway and 2 loops on either end. they give you a stopwatch so you can time yourself/friends and see who wouldve won the "stage"
Pretty boring stuff alone... but the biger tracks for 1:32 are kinda pricy. The cars are a bit more fun as thier easier to mod/work on than the h.o. scale.
I had alot of h.o. cars, very nice ones that would proboblyve bought me the damn Utec if they hadnt been misplaced/stolen. Ive no idea where they went.
Ive sitll got all the track and a bunch of spare car parts...
very depressing when i think about it.....
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Old 11-25-2002, 08:45 PM   #10
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Yeah my brother and I would run Slot cars for Hours and hours on end.

As far as HO scale stuff, the TYCO magnum 440x2 cars were the best.
We had so much tyco track we could make straightaways like 20 yards long and they'd freakin fly. We'd get bored of it then take the magnets out of the cars too that was awesome.

I also have a ton of Strombecker 1:32, but the cars are all beat to hell and like you said you have to have a ton of room to set up the track....

TCR was the shiz. We got to the point to where we could box in the Jam car and switch lanes and ram it off the side of the track. Too bad the cars were so hard to keep running well

I remember I had the #77 red white and blue car like on the box here and we ran them so long one time they were smoking really bad.



PS slot cars are all over E-bay... I'm thinking about picking some cars up I still have my old Tyco stuff in the basement as well time to bust it out
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Old 11-26-2002, 01:49 AM   #11
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Oh yeah, I just remembered, If you take the motor/armature out of a t.c.r. car & swap it into a hp7 tyco it flies.

Now i'm definately going to get some stuff, it's been a long time and I think my girls might really enjoy it.
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is this the only slot cars thread?





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Old 02-03-2013, 03:58 AM   #13
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^ i used to have a vette version, from tyco. I played with it so rare and was so much up keep yo.the cars and track electrodes, i ended up getting a Sega Genesis handheld the color one with t.v option .....and my slot car era diminished. Now at work i have a guy that loves slut cars and wants to build a track in his basement.
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