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Racemasters
    1. Brand of Tomy AFX HO scale slot cars and tracks.

Racemasters HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. Road.

Racemasters HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Road.    View Track Selection

Race Types
    1. Lap Count.
      a. Count up to a designated lap number.
      b. Count down from a designated lap number.
    2. Lap Time.
      a. Lowest Combined Time from a designated number of laps.
      b. Lowest Lap Time from a designated number of laps.
    3. Round Robin.
      a. Most laps in each lane over designated time in each lane.
      b. Lowest Combined Time from a designated number of laps on each lane.
    4. Drag.
      a. First over the finish line.
    5. Crash & Burn.
      a. Last Car Running on the track wins.
          i. Marchon Sky Fighters, where the objective is to knock the other jet's body off.
          ii. MicroScalextric Star Wars, where the objective is to knock the other vehicle off of the track.
    6. Fleet Crash & Burn.
      a. Last Car Running of a designated number of vehicles on the track one after another.
    7. First Lapped.
      a. First to overtake and lap the rest of the pack.
    8. Death Match.
      a. Last Car Running on the track wins, no vehicle services allowed.
          i. Crashes are immediately marshaled.
          ii. No lubrication.
          iii. No shoe adjustment, cleaning or changing.
          iv. No tire cleaning or changing.
          v. Must complete more laps than all dead cars.

Racin' Bandits
    1. Tyco HO slot car pickup trucks with knobby tires.

Racin' Bandits HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. In-Line Motor - pinion and crown drive chassis with knobby tires.
      a. Increased ground clearance for hills and humps.
      b. Deeper step in pick-up shoes for increased ground clearance.
      c. Longer guide pin for increased ground clearance.
      d. Larger crown gear for more torque.
Top view of Tyco Racin' Bandits HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Racin' Bandits HO Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Racin' Bandits HO Slot Car Chassis

Racin' Bandits HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. 2 lane Off-Road.

Racin' Bandits HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Off-Road.    View Track Selection

Radio Control
    1. Radio Control is frequently referred to as R.C. along with Remote Control, which includes corded controllers.
      a. Limited frequencies
      b. Slow response.
      c. Heavy

Radius
    1. Curves are measured by their outside radius.
      a. Except Marchon / Empire / MR1
        i. 12 inch curve = 9r 1/4 cir.
        ii. 6 inch curve = 9r 1/8 cir

Rails
    1. The metal part of a slot or slotless track section that provides electrictiy for the pick-up shoes to receive.

Rare-earth magnets
    1. Rare-earth magnets are strong, permanent magnets made from rare earth elements. Rare-earth magnets are
      substantially stronger than ferrite or alnico magnets.

Rasant
    1. Brand of HO scale slot cars with die cast bodies in sets with Faller track sections.

Rasant HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. In-Line Motor - worm drive chassis.
Top view of Rasant HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Rasant HO Slot Car Chassis

R.C.
    1. Covers both Remote and Radio Control
      a. Remote control includes corded controllers.
        i. Button Style.
        ii. Plunger Style.
        iii. Steering Wheel Style.
        iv. Trigger Style.
      b. Radio control has been tried with mediocre results.

Reed Switch
    1. Usually a magnetically activated switch under a section of track that responses to the magnetic field of the vehicle
      passing over it.

    2. Not all vehicles generate a strong enough field to trip this type of sensor.
    3. Place in a slow section of the layout for better detection of weak magnetic field vehicles.

Remote Control
    1. Remote Control includes corded controllers and has been referred to as R.C.
      a. Button Style.
      b. Plunger Style.
      c. Steering Wheel Style.
      d. Trigger Style.

Resistance
    1. resistance or resistivity = (Ω) Electrical property of materials.  Its value is given by Ω = AR/l, where A is the
      cross-sectional area of a conductor, l is its length, and R is its resistance.  Resistivity is generally expressed in units
      of ohm-metres and is a measure of the resistance of a piece of material of given size.

Resistor
    1. Two-terminal electric circuit component that offers opposition to an electric current.  Resistors are normally
      designed and operated so that, with varying levels of current, variations of their resistance values are negligible
      (see resistance).  They are available in several common forms: wirewound resistors are formed from windings of
      fine wire; film resistors, commonly found in consumer electronic devices, use lengths of carbon or metal film
      deposited on a resistive base; and carbon-composition resistors use a bonded mass of carbon powder with a
      phenolic binder.  Some resistors are made so that their values can be adjusted (see potentiometer;
      rheostat).  Resistors absorb power from a circuit and convert it into heat; they are normally rated for the maximum
      amount of power that they can safely handle. Special resistors are also produced for the integrated circuit.

Rim (Hub)
    1. Usually press fit over each end of the axle shaft with a tire slipped over it.

Rokar
    1. Brand of HO scale slot cars and tracks.

Rokar HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis.
      a. Rokar Chassis.
Top view of Rokar HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Rokar HO Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Rokar HO Slot Car Chassis
      b. Rokar M Car Chassis.
Top view of Rokar M HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Rokar M HO Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Rokar M HO Slot Car Chassis

Rokar HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. Rokar Road.

Rokar HO Slot Car Track Selection    View Track Selection

Rotafast
    1. Brazilian brand of HO scale slot cars.

Rotafast HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Pancake Motor - multi-gear and crown driven chassis.
Top view of Rotafast Lighted HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Rotafast Lighted HO Slot Car Chassis

Routed Track
    1. Routed tracks are usually Larger sections of track than can be produced through injection molding.
    2. Routed tracks are usually three or more lanes wide.
        (reduces track to track mismatch)

    3. Routed tracks are usually built with few sections to reduce connection count.
        (reduces guide wear)

    4. Routed tracks are usually longer sections of rail for reduced connection count.
        (frequently one piece rail, reduces pick-up wear)

RPS
    1. Brand of HO scale slotless cars and tracks from Matchbox.
    2. Stands for Rack and Pinion Steering.

RPS HO Slotless Car Chassis
    1. In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis with rack and pinion steering.
      a. Matchbox RPS "A" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Matchbox RPS A HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Matchbox RPS A HO Slotless Car Chassis Exploded view of Matchbox RPS A HO Slotless Car Chassis
      b. Matchbox RPS "B" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Matchbox RPS B HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Matchbox RPS B HO Slotless Car Chassis Exploded view of Matchbox RPS B HO Slotless Car Chassis

RPS HO Slotless Car Track Connection
    1. 2 lane.

RPS HO Slotless Car Track Selection
    1. Road.    View Track Selection

Runner
    1. A vehicle that is run or raced with no regard for damage to the appearance of the vehicles or it's "Future Value".


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