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Pace Car
    1. A vehicle set to a constant speed also none as a "Ghost Racer".
    2. A vehicle controlled by a Comp-U-Track controller.

Pancake Motor
    1. Style of HO scale slot car motor that spins perpendicular to the track surface and direction of travel.
      a. List of
Ohms measured on pancake motor armatures with various colored wires.

Parade Princess
    1. A vehicle that only gets run at slower speeds so it does not get damaged.
      a. (see Shelf Queen)

Pick-up Shoe
    1. The method of connecting a slot or slotless vehicle to the electricity provided by the track rails.

Pick-up Shoe Braid
    1. Pick-up shoe made of thin wires twisted together.
      a. Usually acts as the pick-up shoe spring as well.

Pick-up Shoe Spring
    1. The method of ensuring good connection of the pick-up shoes to the electricity provided by the track rails.

Pinion Gear
    1. A gear designed to drive a crown gear on a shaft perpendicular (90 degrees) to the pinion gear's shaft.

Play Craft
    1. European origin of Aurora Model Motoring HO scale slot cars and tracks.

Playing Mantis
    1. Johnny Lightning brand of HO slot cars.

Playing Mantis Johnny Lightning HO Slot Cars
    1. Started by making "Pull Back" chassis with HO slot car style bodies.
      a. ThunderJet 500 fit ThunderJet Style chassis.
Top view of ThunderJet 500 Pull Back Chassis Bottom view of ThunderJet 500 Pull Back Chassis
      b. ThunderJet fit AFX style chassis.
Top view of ThunderJet Pull Back Chassis Bottom view of ThunderJet Pull Back Chassis
    2. Brand of HO scale slot cars.
      a. T-Jet in the style of ThunderJets.
Top view of ThunderJet 500 HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of ThunderJet 500 HO Slot Car Chassis
      b. X-Traction in the style of Magna-Tractions.
Top view of X-Traction HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of X-Traction HO Slot Car Chassis

Power-Flow HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. Bachmann 2 Lane.

Power-Flow HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Bachmann Road.    View Track Selection

Power Passers
    1. Style of Lionel HO scale slotless cars and tracks.

Power Passers HO Slotless Car Chassis
    1. In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis with roller steering.
      a. Lionel Power Passers "A" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Lionel Power Passers A HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Lionel Power Passers A HO Slotless Car Chassis Exploded view of view of Lionel Power Passers A HO Slotless Car Chassis
      b. Lionel Power Passers "B" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Lionel Power Passers B HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Lionel Power Passers B HO Slotless Car Chassis Exploded view of Lionel Power Passers B HO Slotless Car Chassis

Power Passers HO Slotless Car Track Connection
    1. Road.

Power Passers HO Slotless Car Track Selection
    1. Road.    View Track Selection

Pro-Grip Bachmann HO Slot Car Track Controller
    1. Green.

    2. Gold.

Pull Back Chassis
    1. A non-electric chassis by Johnny Lightning is only mentioned because their bodies fit HO slot cars.  Chassis uses
        a spring winding system that converts a little backward travel (pull back) into a lot of forward travel.
    2. Two versions were made:
      a. "ThunderJet 500" fit ThunderJet chassis design with two screw mounting.
Top view of ThunderJet 500 Pull Back Chassis Bottom view of ThunderJet 500 Pull Back Chassis
      b. "ThunderJet" fit Aurora AFX snap-on body mount system.

Top view of ThunderJet Pull Back Chassis Bottom view of ThunderJet Pull Back Chassis


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