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Cat's Eyes HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Style of HO slot car based on the Aurora Super Magna-Traction chassis, using a diode and a trans-axle to control
      lights On/Off in the same direction of travel.

    2. Reversing controllers are require to access Cat's Eye feature.
      a. Positive power; forward travel, lights "On".
      b. Negative power; forward travel, lights "Off".
Top view of Aurora AFX Cat's Eyes Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Aurora AFX Cat's Eyes Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Aurora AFX Cat's Eyes Slot Car Chassis

C.C.R.
    1. Command Control Racing.

Centerline Distance
    1. Measurement of length through either two parallel straight line or the middle of two radii from the same
      center point.

Chassis
    1. Main component of a scale model vehicle to which all other parts are assembled.
    2. Entire scale model vehicle assembly without a body.

Cliff-Hangers
    1. Version of Tyco HO scale slot cars that came in sets with Loops, Wallcrawls and Inversions.

Cobblestone
    1. Version of HO scale slot tracks that is intended to resemble old brick roads.
      a. Aurora Thunderjet 9 Inch Cobblestone".

      b. Aurora AFX 9 Inch Cobblestone.

      c. Life-Like 15 Inch Cobblestone (no texture, just paint).

      d. TycoPro 9 Inch Chicane.

      e. TycoPro 9 Inch Chicane.

Command Control Racing
    1. Brand of HO slotless cars and tracks from Tyco.

Command Control Racing HO Slotless Car Chassis
    1. In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis with alternate drive wheel steering.
      a. A Car fixed axle.
Top view of Tyco Command Control Racing A Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Command Control Racing A Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Command Control Racing A Car HO Slotless Car Chassis
      b. B Car fixed axle.
Top view of Tyco Command Control Racing B Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Command Control Racing B Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Command Control Racing B Car HO Slotless Car Chassis
      c. A Car with steering.
Top view of Tyco Command Control Racing A Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Command Control Racing A Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Command Control Racing A Car HO Slotless Car Chassis
      d. B Car with steering.
Top view of Tyco Command Control Racing B Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Command Control Racing B Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Command Control Racing B Car HO Slotless Car Chassis
      e. Jam car.
Top view of Tyco Command Control Racing Jam Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Command Control Racing Jam Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Command Control Racing Jam Car HO Slotless Car Chassis

Command Control Racing HO Slotless Car Track Connection
    1. 2 Lane.

    2. 1 Lane.

Command Control Racing HO Slotless Car Track Selection
    1. Road.    View Track Selection

Commutator Brush
    1. Spring-loaded conductor of electricity used to transfer electricity from the pick-up shoes to the moving armature.

Computer Control Center from Tomy AFX    More Details.
    1. Lap Counted Ghost Racer Terminal track.

Compu-trac Controller    More Details.
    1. Special controller and track combination to create an optional pace car or Compu-Trac driver for one lane of the
      layout.  Also used for pre/post tune-up comparision or car to car comparision tests.

    2. Allows one lane to have a two speed "Ghost Racer" or manual driver.
    3. Requires several specialty track sections and a complex wiring system.
      a. Controller.
      b. Primary Terminal.
      c. Auxiliary Terminal.
      d. Wiring.

Controller
    1. Device to control the speed of HO slot or slotless cars on the track.
      a. Button Style.
      b. Plunger Style.
      c. Steering Wheel Style.
      d. Trigger Style.

Crown Gear
    1. A gear designed to receive and transfer the power and rotation of a pinion gear perpendicular (90 degrees) to
      the input shaft.

Curve Hugger
    1. A version of Tyco HO Slot cars and tracks.

Curve Hugger HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Tyco: In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis.
      a. Curve Hugger.
Top view of Tyco Curve Hugger Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Curve Hugger Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Curve Hugger Slot Car Chassis
      b. Curve Hugger Lighted.
Top view of Tyco Lighted Curve Hugger Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Lighted Curve Hugger Slot Car Chassis Exploded view ov Tyco Lighted Curve Hugger Slot Car Chassis

Curve Track
    1. A curved section of HO Slot car track defined by the outside radius and the circle fraction or angle.
    (ordered by popularity of production)

      a. 9 Inch Radius
      b. 6 Inch Radius
      c. 12 Inch Radius
      d. 15 Inch Radius
      e. 18 Inch Radius
    2. A curved section of HO Slot car track defined by a portion of a circle.
    (ordered by popularity of production)

      a. 1/4 Circle = 90 degrees
      b. 1/8 Circle = 45 degrees
      c. 1/2 Circle = 180 degrees
      d. 1/6 Circle = 60 degrees
      e. 1/12 Circle = 30 degrees
      f. 75 degrees
    3. A section of HO Slot car curve track may be defined by a conical angle.
    (ordered by popularity of production)

      a. High Bank = 40 degrees
      b. Low Bank = 15 degrees
      c. Bank = 30 degrees
    4. Marchon did not follow the above standards.
      a. 12 Inch Curve = 9 Inch Radius 1/4 Circle
      b. 6 Inch Curve = 9 Inch Radius 1/8 Circle

    5. Faller did not use part 1 above due to metric standard.

Custom Adapter Track Making Tutorial    More Details.
    1. Step by step instructions for making adapter tracks.

Custom Wiring Diagrams    More Details.
    1. Wiring Diagrams draw by Jerome A. Lepinski.


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