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T.C.R.
    1. Total Control Racing.

Terminal Track
    1. Style of HO scale slot or slotless tracks were power is connected.
      a. Common ground: One rail from each lane connected together.
      b. Isolated ground: No rails are connected together.

Thunder Bikes
    1. First slot car motorcycle from Aurora using a rotated Pancake Motor.

Thunder Bikes HO Slot Car Chassis    View Chassis
    1. Pancake Motor - Multi gear and Crown driven chassis.
    2. Pancake Motor rotated 90 degrees along the direction of travel.

ThunderJet
    1. First group of cars from Aurora using a Pancake Motor.
    2. First track design from Aurora using 2 pins and a plastic lock for connection of tracks.
    3. Versions of slot cars from Playing Mantis: Johnny Lightning: Thunderjet vehicles.
    4. Versions of slot cars from Round 2: Auto World: Thunderjet vehicles.

ThunderJet HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Pancake Motor - multi gear and crown driven chassis.
    2. Second generation Aurora chassis with many wheel and tire combinations for various bodies.
    3. The most duplicated chassis to date.
Top view of Aurora Thunderjet Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Aurora Thunderjet Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Aurora Thunderjet Slot Car Chassis

ThunderJet Ultra G
    1. Versions of slot cars from Round 2: Auto World: Thunderjet vehicles.

ThunderJet Ultra G HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Pancake Motor - multi gear and crown driven chassis.
    2. Auto World upgrade of thunderjet chassis with spot traction magnet added.
Top view of Auto World Thunderjet Bottom view of Auto World Thunderjet

ThunderJet HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. Aurora Thunderjet 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    2. Aurora Thunderjet 1 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    3. Aurora Thunderjet Wide Track 2 Lane O Scale Track Connection.

    4. Aurora Thunderjet Sand 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    5. Aurora Thunderjet Snowmobile 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    6. 1 Aurora Thunderjet Snowmobile 1 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

ThunderJet HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. ThunderJet tracks.    View Track Selection
    2. "O" scale Wide tracks.    View Track Selection
    3. Sand tracks.    View Track Selection
    4. Snowmobile tracks.    View Track Selection

Tire
    1. Rubber, foam, or sponge designed to provide traction for the rim.

T-Jet
    1. Slang for Aurora ThunderJet, ThunderJet 500, and Tuff Ones cars.
    2. Model of Johnny Lightning cars using pancake style motor.
    3. Model of Auto World cars using pancake style motor.

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

Tomy HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. Aurora AFX TOMY Racemasters 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    2. TOMY Aurora AFX Off-road 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

Tomy HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Road.    View Track Selection
    2. Off-Road.    View Track Selection

Total Control Racing (Ideal / Tyco)
    1. Brand of HO scale slot and slotless cars, tracks, and sets.

Total Control Racing (Ideal) HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. In-Line Motor - pinion and crown drive chassis.
      a. Ideal Total Control Racing HO Slot Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Total Control Racing HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Total Control Racing HO Slot Car Chassis
      a. Ideal Bi-Directional HO Slot Car Chassis. (A.C.)
Top view of Ideal Bi-Directional HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Bi-Directional HO Slot Car Chassis
      a. Ideal Lighted Bi-Directional HO Slot Car Chassis. (A.C.)
Top view of Ideal Lighted Bi-Directional HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Lighted Bi-Directional HO Slot Car Chassis
      a. Ideal Bi-Directional Motorcycle HO Slot Car Chassis. (A.C.)
Top view of Ideal Bi-Directional Motorcycle HO Slot Car Chassis

Total Control Racing (Ideal) HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. Also known as Ideal Total Control Racing.
      a. Ideal 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

      b. Ideal 1 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

Total Control Racing (Ideal) HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Road.    View Track Selection

Total Control Racing (Ideal) HO Slotless Car Chassis
    1. Brand of HO scale slotless cars and tracks.
    2. Also known as Ideal Total Control Racing.
      a. Ideal TCR Passing "A" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Passing A HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Passing A HO Slotless Car Chassis
      b. Ideal TCR Passing "B" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Passing B HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Passing B HO Slotless Car Chassis
      c. Ideal TCR Passing MK2 "A" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Passing MK2 A HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Passing MK2 A HO Slotless Car Chassis
      d. Ideal TCR Passing MK2 "B" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Passing MK2 B HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Passing MK2 B HO Slotless Car Chassis
      e. Ideal TCR Passing MK2 Red "A" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Passing MK2 Red A HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Passing MK2 Red A HO Slotless Car Chassis
      f. Ideal TCR Passing MK2 Red "B" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Passing MK2 Red B HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom of view of Ideal Passing MK2 Red B HO Slotless Car Chassis
      g. Ideal TCR Passing MK3 "A" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Passing MK3 A HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Passing MK3 A HO Slotless Car Chassis
      h. Ideal TCR Passing MK3 "B" HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Passing MK3 B HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Passing MK3 B HO Slotless Car Chassis
      i. Ideal TCR Jam HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Jam HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Jam HO Slotless Car Chassis
      j. Ideal TCR Jam HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Jam HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Jam HO Slotless Car Chassis
      k. Ideal TCR Zig-Zag Jam HO Slotless Car Chassis.
Top view of Ideal Zig-Zag Jam HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Ideal Zig-Zag Jam HO Slotless Car Chassis

Total Control Racing (Ideal) HO Slotless Car Track Connection
    1. Also known as Ideal Total Control Racing.
      a. Two Lane.

      b. Four Lane.

Total Control Racing (Ideal) HO Slotless Car Track Selection
    1. Road.    View Track Selection

Total Control Racing (Tyco) HO Slotless Car Chassis
    1. In-Line Motor - pinion and crown - trans-axle driven chassis with roller steering.
      a. Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Narrow "A" Chassis.
Top view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Narrow A Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Narrow A Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Narrow A Chassis
      b. Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Narrow "B" Chassis.
Top view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Narrow B Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Narrow B Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Narrow B Chassis
      c. Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Wide "A" Chassis.
Top view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Wide A Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Wide A Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Wide A Chassis
      d. Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Wide "B" Chassis.
Top view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Wide B Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Wide B Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Total Control Racing Passing Car Wide B Chassis
      e. Tyco Total Control Racing Jam Car HO Slotless Car Chassis.    View Chassis
Top view of Tyco Total Control Racing Jam Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Total Control Racing Jam Car HO Slotless Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Total Control Racing Jam Car HO Slotless Car Chassis

Total Control Racing (Tyco) HO Slotless Car Track Connection
    1. Road.

Total Control Racing (Tyco) HO Slotless Car Track Selection
    1. Road.    View Track Selection

Track
    1. A single section of slot or slotless roadway.
      a. Terminal: defined by Length, Lane Count and Wiring Type.
        i. AC /DC.
        ii. DC Common Ground / DC Isolated Ground.
      b. Straight: defined by Length and Lane Count.
      c. Curve: defined by Outside Radius, Portion of a Circle and Lane Count.
      d. Bank Curve: defined by Outside Radius, Portion of a Circle, Positive Conical Angle, and Lane count.
      e. Feature Straight: defined by Length, Lane Count, and Feature like; "Lane Change".
      f. Loop: defined by Portion of a Circle and Lane count.
      G. Hump: defined by Portion of a Circle and Lane count.
      h. Feature Curve: defined by Outside Radius, Portion of a Circle, Lane Count. and Feature like; "Lane Change".
      i. Action: refers mostly to Tyco US-1 Electric Trucking Accessories.
    2. Frequently used to mean the entirety of Layout including controls and accessories.

Track Supports
    1. Device designed to support HO slot or slotless car tracks for multi-level layouts.

Trans-Axle
    1. Combination transmission and axle designed to provide different options from the two different motor rotation directions in HO slot or slotless cars.

Transformer
    1. Device to convert household A.C. into low voltage A.C. or D.C. for HO slot or slotless car tracks.
    2. Vehicle based on the vehicles used in the Transformers comics, cartoons, and movies.

TraXessories
    1. Auto World Tracks and Accessories.    View Track Selection

TR-X cars
    1. Version of Tyco HO slot cars and tracks.

TR-X HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Tyco: In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis.
    2. Tyco HP7 chassis Leader car pulling an un-powered Follower car with a rubber corded.
      a. Tyco TR-X Leader HO Slot Car Chassis.
Top view of Tyco TR-X Leader HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco TR-X Leader HO Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco TR-X Leader HO Slot Car Chassis
      b. Tyco TR-X Follower HO Slot Car Chassis.
Top view of Tyco TR-X Follower HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco TR-X Follower HO Slot Car Chassis

TR-X HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. Road.

TR-X HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Road.    View Track Selection

Tuff Ones
    1. Version of Aurora ThunderJet HO slot cars.

Tuff Ones HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Aurora ThunderJet: Pancake Motor - multi gear crown driven chassis.
Top view of Aurora Thunderjet Tuff Ones Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Aurora Thunderjet Tuff Ones Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Aurora Thunderjet Tuff Ones Slot Car Chassis

Turbo Cars
    1. Version of Tomy Aurora HO slot cars.

Turbo HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Aurora Tomy: In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis.
      a. Aurora Tomy Turbo Slot Car Narrow Chassis.
Top view of Aurora Tomy Turbo Slot Car Narrow Chassis Bottom view of Aurora Tomy Turbo Slot Car Narrow Chassis Exploded view of Aurora Tomy Turbo Slot Car Narrow Chassis
      b. Aurora Tomy Turbo Slot Car Wide Chassis.
Top view of Aurora Tomy Turbo Slot Car Wide Chassis Bottom view of Aurora Tomy Turbo Slot Car Wide Chassis Exploded view of Aurora Tomy Turbo Slot Car Wide Chassis
      c. Aurora Tomy Lighted Turbo Slot Car Narrow Chassis.
Top view of Aurora Tomy Lighted Turbo Slot Car Narrow Chassis Bottom view of Aurora Tomy Lighted Turbo Slot Car Narrow Chassis Exploded view of Aurora Tomy Lighted Turbo Slot Car Narrow Chassis
      d. Aurora Tomy Super Racing Turbo Slot Car Chassis.
Top view of Aurora Tomy Super Racing Turbo Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Aurora Tomy Super Racing Turbo Slot Car Chassis

Turbo-Hopper
    1. Tyco four wheel off-road vehicle.

Turbo-Hopper HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis.
      a. Increased ground clearance for hills.
      b. Longer guide pin for increased ground clearance.
      c. Larger crown gear for more torque.
Top view of Tyco Turbo-Hopper Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Turbo-Hopper Slot Car Chassis

Turbo-Hopper HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. 2 lane Off-Road.

Turbo-Hopper HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Off-Road.    View Track Selection

Turbo Trains
    1. Version of Tyco HO slot cars and tracks.

Turbo Trains HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Tyco: In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis.
      a. Tyco Turbo Train HO Engine Chassis.
Top view of Tyco Turbo Train HO Engine Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Turbo Train HO Engine Chassis Exploded view of Tyco Turbo Train HO Engine Chassis
      b. Tyco Turbo Train HO Dummy Car Chassis.
Top view of Tyco Turbo Train HO Dummy Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco Turbo Train HO Dummy Car Chassis

Turbo Trains HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. Tyco Quick-Clik Dual Turbo Trains 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    2. Tyco Quick-Clik Turbo Train 1 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

Turbo Trains HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Gray with Black Ties.    View Track Selection

Tyco
    1. Brand of HO scale slot and slotless cars and tracks.

Tyco-lok
    1. 1st style of HO scale slot tracks from Tyco.
    2. Also known as Tyco Speedway or TycoPro.

Tyco-lok HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. TycoPro 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.
    2. Also known as Speedway or TycoPro.

TycoPro
    1. 1st version of Tyco HO scale slot cars and tracks, and sets. Also known as Tyco-lok or Speedway.
      a. Upgrade of Tyco HO scale slot cars.
      b. Expansion of Tyco (Tyco-lok or Speedway) HO scale slot cars, tracks, and sets.

TycoPro HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Tyco: In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis.
      a. Tyco TycoPro Lighted with Dropdown Arm HO Slot Car Chassis.
Top view of Tyco TycoPro Lighted with Dropdown Arm HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco TycoPro Lighted with Dropdown Arm HO Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco TycoPro Lighted with Dropdown Arm HO Slot Car Chassis
      b. Tyco TycoPro HO Slot Car Chassis.
Top view of Tyco TycoPro HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco TycoPro HO Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco TycoPro HO Slot Car Chassis
      c. Tyco TycoPro II Lighted HO Slot Car Chassis.
Top view of Tyco TycoPro II Lighted HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco TycoPro II Lighted HO Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco TycoPro II Lighted HO Slot Car Chassis

TycoPro HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. TycoPro 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.
    2. Also known as Speedway or Tyco-lok.

TycoPro HO Slot Car Track Selection    View Track Selection

TycoPro II
    1. A version of Tyco HO scale slot cars.

TycoPro II HO Slot Car Chassis
    1. Tyco: In-Line Motor - pinion and crown driven chassis.
      a. Brass Pan.
Top view of Tyco TycoPro II Lighted HO Slot Car Chassis Bottom view of Tyco TycoPro II Lighted HO Slot Car Chassis Exploded view of Tyco TycoPro II Lighted HO Slot Car Chassis

Tyco Quick-Clik HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. Tyco Quick-Clik 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    2. Tyco Quick-Clik 1 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    3. Tyco Quick-Clik Off-road 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    4. Tyco Quick-Clik US-1 Electric Trucking 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    5. Tyco Action US-1 Electric Trucking 1 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    6. Tyco Quick-Clik Turbo Trains 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.

    7. Tyco Quick-Clik Turbo Trains 1 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.    View Connection

Tyco Quick-Clik HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Black.    View Track Selection
    2. Off-Road.    View Track Selection
    3. US1.    View Track Selection
    4. Turbo Train.    View Track Selection

Tyco Speedway
    1. 1st style of HO scale slot cars, tracks and sets from Tyco.

Tyco Speedway HO Slot Car Track Connection
    1. TycoPro 2 Lane HO Scale Track Connection.
    2. Also known as Tyco-lok or TycoPro.

Tyco Speedway HO Slot Car Track Selection
    1. Road.  View Track Selection

Types of Races
    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 oiling.
          iii. No shoe adjustment, cleaning or changes.
          iv. No tire cleaning or changing.


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