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Compatibilities: HO Scale Slot + Slotless Vehicle Products

among various manufacturers and their products.

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H.O. Slot + Slotless Compatibilities

_____Vehicle to Track Compatibilities_____

  •     The first condition is easy: Slot cars don't work on Slotless tracks and Slotless cars don't work on slot tracks.

        The exception to this rule is Aurora Screechers Magna-Steering cars, which are slot cars without a guide pin. They use magnets on the pick-up shoes to steer the car around curves. These cars will not make it through a Thunderjet wiggle track, no matter how slow you go. But they will work on slot or slotless tracks.

  •     The second condition is also simple: Matchbox cars and tracks only work with Matchbox cars and tracks.

        Matchbox used a narrower standard for their power rails so other brands of cars do not work on their tracks, without changing pickup shoes to reach in closer toward the slot. Inversely, their cars need shoes that extend outward from the slot to reach the rails of other brands of track.

  •     The third condition is: Tyco X-treme slot cars work only on Tyco X-Treme tracks.

        These cars and tracks are designed with a T groove rather than a pin slot. The chassis can be modified to accept a guide pin and be used on standard slot track.

  •     The fourth condition applies to one piece of track made by Aurora Thunderjet and is: the blow-out track.

        The Blow-Out track will jam when multiple guidepin vehicles such as AFX Semis or Tyco Turbo Trains are used on it. It will also jam if the same lane is tripped three times in a row without the other lane being tripped.

  •     The fifth condition applies to Aurora AFX Specialty Dragsters and Aurora AFX Magna-Traction Specialty Dragsters.

        Aurora AFX Specialty Dragsters and Aurora AFX Magna-Traction Specialty Dragsters are only good for straight line racing. They do not make loops, banks, hills, humps, wall crawls, inversions, hairpins, or even common curves with a guardrail.

  •     The sixth condition applies to Ideal TCR Slot cars.

        Ideal TCR Slot cars come with a wider than standard guide pin which needs to be modified or replaced to be used on other brands of tracks.

  •     The remainder of Car to Track compatibility is probably easier to explain and understand by the specialty tracks made by various manufacturers that limit the use of some brands and/or models of vehicles.

        These limitations apply to stock vehicles, most vehicles can be modified or altered to make these limitations less applicable.

Car to Track Compatibilities Legend

Likely

Possibly

Unlikely

Amrac

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Winged
M1

Atlas

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Worm Drive

Aurora

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Vibrator
Thunderjet
Thunder bike
Bushwhacker Snowmobile
Screeechers Magna-Steer
Screeechers
Super II
AFX
AFX Specialty
AFX Magna-Traction
AFX Specialty Magna-Traction
AFX Lighted Overheads
AFX Big Rigs
AFX SP-1000
AFX Super Magna-Traction
AFX Cat's Eyes
AFX Speed-Shifters
AFX Blazin' Brakes
G-Plus
Super G Plus
Tomy Turbo
Tomy Super G Plus
Tomy Mega G Plus

Auto World

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
T-Jet
X-Traction
X-Traction Flame-Thrower
T-Jet Ultra G
X-Traction Ultra G
4 Gear Dual Ultra G
iWheels
iWheels Flame-Thrower
Super III

Bachmann

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Bachmann

Darda

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Darda

Eldon

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Eldon

Faller

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Faller

Hornby

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Hornby

Ideal

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
TCR

Johnny Lightning

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
T-Jet
X-Traction

Life-Like

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
M1
Fast Tracker

Lionel

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Lionel

Marchon

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
MR1
Sky Fighters
Monster Trucks

Marx

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Marx

Matchbox

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Matchbox

Mattel

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
440 Electric Hot Wheels
440 X2 Electric Hot Wheels
X-Treme Moto
Harry Potter

Model Motoring

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Model Motoring

Rasant

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Rasant

Rokar

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Rokar
M1

Rotafast

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
Rotafast

Tyco

Hills
Humps
Hairpins
Banks
Loops
Wallcrawl
Inversions
Grade
S
S Steering
TycoPro
HP-2 Curve Huggers
U-Turn
HP-7
Motorcycles
440 Cliff Hanger
440-X2 Super Cliff Hanger
US1 Electric Trucking
Turbo Hopper
Quad Hopper
Turbo Train
Fast Traxx
X-Treme
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