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H.O. Scale Track Compatibilities

Slot Tracks

Atlas   Aurora Thunderjet   Aurora Thunderjet O   Aurora Thunderjet Sand
Aurora Thunderjet Snow   Aurora AFX Speed-Lok   Aurora AFX TJ Alternative
Aurora TOMY AFX   Aurora TOMY AFX Off-Road   Aurora Racemasters AFX
Auto World   Bachmann   Echo   Eldon   Faller   Hornby My First Microscalextric
Hornby Microscalextric   Hornby Microscalextric Simpsons   Ideal Black TCR
Ideal Gray TCR   Life-Like Black   Life-Like Sidewalk   Lionel   LJN
Marchon Monster Trucks   Marchon MR1   Marchon Sky Fighters
Marx   Matchbox   Mattel Electric Hot Wheels Black
Mattel Electric Hot Wheels Orange   Mattel Electric Hot Wheels Dark Blue
Mattel Electric Hot Wheels Gray   Mattel Electric Hot Wheels Brown
Mattel Electric Hot Wheels Sky Blue   Rokar   TycoPro   Tyco Quick-Clik
Tyco Off-Road   Tyco US1 Electric Trucking   Tyco Turbo Trains
Tyco TRX Team Racing   Tyco X-Treme

Slotless Tracks

Aurora XLerators 2 car 4 rail   Aurora XLerators 4 car 5 rail
Aurora Speed-Steer   Aurora Ultra 5   Ideal Total Control Racing
Lionel Power Passers   Matchbox RPS   Tyco Command Control Racing
Tyco Total Control Racing

Custom Adapter Construction Technique

Custom Adapters

H.O. Scale Slot Track Compatibilities

_____Atlas Track Compatibilities_____

Atlas Snap & Stay HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

Atlas adapters connect Atlas to Marx.
Atlas adapters connect Atlas to Aurora Thunderjet.
Lionel adapters connect Lionel to Marx.
Lionel adapters connect Lionel to Aurora Thunderjet.

    Atlas Snap & Stay HO scale Slot Car Tracks connect directly with Lionel HO Scale Slot Car tracks with no adapter tracks needed.

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_____Aurora Track Compatibilities_____

Aurora Thunderjet HO Scale Slot Track Adapters.

Aurora Thunderjet O Scale adapter tracks
Atlas adapters for connecting Thunderjet,
Lionel adapters for connecting Thunderjet,
TycoPro adapters for connecting Thunderjet.

    Aurora Thunderjet tracks came in several colors Black for Roads, White for Snow, and Orange for Sand.   They all connect together directly without the need for adapter tracks.

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Aurora Thunderjet O Scale Slot Track Adapters

Aurora Thunderjet O Scale adapter tracks

    Aurora Thunderjet made tracks in both O and HO scales.   This adapter track allows both scales to be used in the same layout.   The O Scale tracks are frequently refered to as "Wide Tracks".

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Aurora Thunderjet Sand HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

See Thunderjet Black track for adapters

    Aurora Thunderjet tracks came in several colors Black for Roads, White for Snow, and Orange for Sand.   They all connect together directly without the need for adapter tracks.

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Aurora Thunderjet Snowmobile HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

See Thunderjet Black track for adapters

    Aurora Thunderjet tracks came in several colors Black for Roads, White for Snow, and Orange for Sand.   They all connect together directly without the need for adapter tracks.

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Aurora AFX HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

Aurora AFX made adapters to Thunderjet tracks
Faller made an adapter to connect ams to AFX.

    This adapter track from Aurora was made to connect their old Thunderjet and new AFX Speed-Lok tracks together so their old Thunderjet customers could expand their layouts with new AFX tracks.

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Alternate Aurora AFX to Thunderjet HO Scale Slot Track Adapter

Connecting Thunderjet "Y" tracks and AFX "Y" tracks together at the single lane ends makes an 18" adapter track.

    By connecting the single lane ends of the Thunderjet and AFX Speed-Lok versions of the "Y" track together you can make a Thunderjet to AFX Speed-Lok adapter in 18".

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TOMY Aurora AFX HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

TOMY Aurora AFX made adapters to Speed-Lok tracks
Life-Like made adapters connect to TOMY AFX.

    This adapter track from TOMY Aurora AFX was made to connect their new tracks with the old AFX Speed-Lok tracks together so their old Speed-Lok customers could expand their layouts with new TOMY AFX tracks.

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TOMY Aurora AFX Off-Road HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

See TOMY Aurora AFX HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

    TOMY Off-Road uses the same connection as TOMY Black tracks.

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Racemasters TOMY Aurora AFX HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

See TOMY Aurora AFX HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

    Racemasters uses the same connection as TOMY tracks.

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_____Auto World Track Compatibilities_____

Auto World HO Scale Slot Track

See TOMY Aurora AFX HO Scale Slot Track Adapters

Auto world track connects directly with TOMY Racmasters tracks

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_____Bachmann Track Compatibilities_____

Bachmann Power Flow HO Scale Slot Track

    Bachmann made an adapter track for connecting Bachmann to Aurora Thunderjet.

Bachmann Power Flow track does not connect directly with any other brand of tracks.  Custom adapter tracks can be made from any brand of track to any brand of track, with a little work.

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_____Echo Track Compatibilities_____

Echo HO Scale Slot Track

    I have found no adapter tracks for connecting Echo tracks to any other brand of tracks.

Custom adapter tracks can be made from any brand of track to any brand of track, with a little work.

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_____Eldon Track Compatibilities_____

Eldon HO Scale Slot Track

    I have found no adapter tracks for connecting Eldon tracks to any other brand of tracks.

Custom adapter tracks can be made from any brand of track to any brand of track, with a little work.

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_____Faller Track Compatibilities_____

Faller HO Scale Slot Track

Faller made adapter tracks for connecting Faller tracks to Aurora AFX Speed-Lok tracks. But we don't have pictures available yet.

    Faller tracks are made to metric standards closely related to the english standards.   So most vehicles will work on their tracks except Matchbox.

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_____Hornby Track Compatibilities_____

My First Microscalextric HO Scale Slot Track

Hornby made Black adapter tracks for connecting Marchon tracks to Microscalextric tracks. But we don't have pictures available yet.

    Hornby My First Microscalextric tracks are closely related to the Marchon track standards.   Slight modification of Marchon's tracks will allow them to connect directly to Horby tracks.   My First Microscalextric track (Gray with Yellow and Red Arrows). Standard Road (Black with paint).   And Simpsons (Yellow) all connect directly together with no need for adapter tracks.

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Microscalextric HO Scale Slot Track

    Microscalextric made an adapter track for connecting Microscalextric to Marchon / Empire MR-1 tracks.

    Hornby Microscalextric tracks are closely related to the Marchon standards.   Slight modification of Marchon's tracks will allow them to connect directly to Horby tracks.   My First Microscalextric track (Gray with Yellow and Red Arrows). Standard Road (Black with paint).   And Simpsons (Yellow) all connect directly together with no need for adapter tracks.

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Simpsons HO Scale Slot Track

Hornby made Black adapter tracks to Marchon tracks which their tracks are based on. But we don't have pictures available yet.

    Hornby Microscalextric tracks are closely related to the Marchon standards.   Slight modification of Marchon's tracks will allow them to connect directly to Horby tracks.   My First Microscalextric track (Gray with Yellow and Red Arrows). Standard Road (Black with paint).   And Simpsons (Yellow) all connect directly together with no need for adapter tracks.

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_____Ideal Track Compatibilities_____

TRC Black HO Scale Slot Track

I have found no adapter tracks for connecting Ideal TCR tracks to any other brand of tracks.

    Ideal TCR Black and Gray tracks connect directly together but the Black tracks slots are a little wider and may cause problems when going from Black to Gray if the connection is not modified accordingly.     Custom adapter tracks can be made from any brand of track to any brand of track, with a little work.

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TRC Gray HO Scale Slot Track

I have found no adapter tracks for connecting Ideal TCR tracks to any other brand of tracks.

  Ideal TCR Black and Gray tracks connect directly together but the Black tracks slots are a little wider and may cause problems when going from Black to Gray if the connection is not modified accordingly.   Custom adapter tracks can be made from any brand of track to any brand of track, with a little work.

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_____Life-Like Track Compatibilities_____

Life-Like Road HO Scale Slot Track

Life-Like made adapters to connect to TOMY AFX.
Life-Like made adapters to connect to Tyco Quick-Clik.
These adapters are all made of black plastic.

    Life-Like tracks connect directly to Rokar tracks.   Life-Like makes Black Road tracks and Gray Sidewalk tracks which connect directly together without the need for adapter tracks.

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Life-Like Sidewalk HO Scale Slot Track

Life-Like made adapters to connect to TOMY AFX.
Life-Like made adapters to connect to Tyco Quick-Clik.
These adapters are all made of black plastic.

    Life-Like tracks connect directly to Rokar tracks.   Life-Like makes Black Road tracks and Gray Sidewalk tracks which connect directly together without the need for adapter tracks.

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_____Lionel Track Compatibilities_____

Lionel HO Scale Slot Track

Lionel adapters connect Lionel to Marx.
Lionel adapters connect Lionel to Aurora Thunderjet.

    Lionel tracks connect directly with Atlas Snap & Stay HO scale Slot Car Tracks with no adapter tracks needed.

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_____LJN Track Compatibilities_____

LJN HO Scale Slot Track

LJN and Matchbox tracks connect directly together, but there are no adapter tracks made for LJN tracks to any other brand of tracks.

    LJN and Matchbox used a narrower standard distance for their power rails so their cars require modification to run on any other brand of track and other brands of cars will not work on their tracks without modifications.   Even custom adapters will not make LJN tracks work well with other brands of tracks.

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_____Marchon Track Compatibilities_____

MR1 HO Scale Slot Track

Hornby made Black adapter tracks for connecting Marchon tracks to Microscalextric tracks. But we don't have pictures available yet.

    Marchon made tracks in Black (MR1), Blue (Sky Fighters) and Brown (Monster Trucks) which all connect directly together without the need for adapter tracks.   Marchon tracks are closely related to the Microscalectix track standards.   Slight modification of Marchon's tracks will allow them to connect directly to Horby tracks.

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Sky Fighters HO Scale Slot Track

Hornby made Black adapter tracks for connecting Marchon tracks to Microscalextric tracks. But we don't have pictures available yet.

    Marchon made tracks in Black (MR1), Blue (Sky Fighters) and Brown (Monster Trucks) which all connect directly together without the need for adapter tracks.   Marchon tracks are closely related to the Microscalectix track standards.   Slight modification of Marchon's tracks will allow them to connect directly to Horby tracks.

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Monster Truck HO Scale Slot Track

Hornby made Black adapter tracks for connecting Marchon tracks to Microscalextric tracks. But we don't have pictures available yet.

    Marchon made tracks in Black (MR1), Blue (Sky Fighters) and Brown (Monster Trucks) which all connect directly together without the need for adapter tracks.   Marchon tracks are closely related to the Microscalectix track standards.   Slight modification of Marchon's tracks will allow them to connect directly to Horby tracks.

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_____Marx Track Compatibilities_____

Marx HO Scale Slot Track

Atlas adapters connect Atlas to Marx.

    Marx HO scale Slot Car Tracks connect directly with no other brands of HO Scale Slot Car tracks.

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_____Matchbox Track Compatibilities_____

Matchbox HO Scale Slot Track

Matchbox and LJN tracks connect directly together, but there are no adapter tracks made for Matchbox Speedtrack to any other brand of tracks.

    Matchbox and LJN used a narrower standard distance for their power rails so their cars require modification to run on any other brand of track and other brands of cars will not work on their tracks without modifications.   Even custom adapters will not make Matchbox Speedtrack tracks work well with other brands of tracks.

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_____Mattel Track Compatibilities_____

Electric Hot Wheels (Black) Scale Slot Track

Mattel has made only single lane adapter tracks but none for connecting their track to any other brands of tracks.   See Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track for Adapters.

    Mattel made tracks in Black, Orange, Dark Blue, Two-Tone Gray, Brown, and Light Blue.   Mattel made minor modifications to the Tyco connection, but still connect directly to Tyco Quick-Clik Tracks.   See Tyco tracks for adapters.

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Electric Hot Wheels (Orange) Scale Slot Track

Mattel has made only single lane adapter tracks but none for connecting their track to any other brands of tracks.   See Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track for Adapters.

    Mattel made tracks in Black, Orange, Dark Blue, Two-Tone Gray, Brown, and Light Blue.   Mattel made minor modifications to the Tyco connection, but still connect directly to Tyco Quick-Clik Tracks.   See Tyco Road tracks for adapters.

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Electric Hot Wheels (Dark Blue) Scale Slot Track

Mattel has made only single lane adapter tracks but none for connecting their track to any other brands of tracks.   See Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track for Adapters.

    Mattel made tracks in Black, Orange, Dark Blue, Two-Tone Gray, Brown, and Light Blue.   Mattel made minor modifications to the Tyco connection, but still connect directly to Tyco Quick-Clik Tracks.   See Tyco Road tracks for adapters.

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Electric Hot Wheels (Gray) Scale Slot Track

Mattel has made only single lane adapter tracks but none for connecting their track to any other brands of tracks.   See Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track for Adapters.

    Mattel made tracks in Black, Orange, Dark Blue, Two-Tone Gray, Brown, and Light Blue.   Mattel made minor modifications to the Tyco connection, but still connect directly to Tyco Quick-Clik Tracks.   See Tyco tracks for adapters.

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Electric Hot Wheels (Brown) Scale Slot Track

Mattel has made only single lane adapter tracks but none for connecting their track to any other brands of tracks.   See Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track for Adapters.

    Mattel made tracks in Black, Orange, Dark Blue, Two-Tone Gray, Brown, and Light Blue.   Mattel made minor modifications to the Tyco connection, but still connect directly to Tyco Quick-Clik Tracks.   See Tyco tracks for adapters.

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Electric Hot Wheels (Sky Blue) Scale Slot Track

Mattel has made only single lane adapter tracks but none for connecting their track to any other brands of tracks.   See Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track for Adapters.

    Mattel made tracks in Black, Orange, Dark Blue, Two-Tone Gray, Brown, and Light Blue.   Mattel made minor modifications to the Tyco connection, but still connect directly to Tyco Quick-Clik Tracks.   See Tyco tracks for adapters.

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_____Rokar Track Compatibilities_____

Rokar HO Scale Slot Track

Rokar made no adapter tracks for connecting to any other brands of tracks.

    Rokar made minor modifications to the Eldon connection, but will not connect directly to Eldon Tracks.   See Life-Like tracks for adapters.

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_____Tyco Track Compatibilities_____

TycoPro HO Scale Slot Track

Tyco made adapter tracks for connecting TycoPro tracks to Aurora Thunderjet brand tracks.

    Tyco made adapters from TycoPro to Thunderjet tracks and included them in most of their early sets.

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Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track

Tyco made adapter tracks for connecting their new Quick-Clik connection to their previous TycoPro track connection.
Life-Like made adapters to connect to Tyco Quick-Clik tracks.

    Tyco Quick-Clik tracks were made in Black, Brown, Gray, and Gray with Black Railroad ties.   All of Tyco's tracks connect directly together except for the TRX tracks which require minor modification to connect to standard Tyco tracks.   Tyco tracks connect directly to Mattel tracks dispite minor modifications that Mattel made to the Tyco connection.

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Tyco Off-Road HO Scale Slot Track

See Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track

    Tyco Off-Road tracks connect directly to Tyco Quick-Clik Black tracks with no adapter tracks needed.   The Hump tracks can cause problems with vehicles with low ground clearance.

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Tyco US1 Electric Trucking HO Scale Slot Track

See Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track

    Tyco US1 Electric Trucking tracks connect directly to Tyco Quick-Clik Black tracks with no adapter tracks needed.   The Turn-Out tracks can cause problems since they are omni-directional tracks.

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Tyco Turbo Trains HO Scale Slot Track

See Tyco Quick-Clik HO Scale Slot Track

    Tyco Turbo Train tracks connect directly to Tyco Quick-Clik Black tracks with no adapter tracks needed.   The Hump tracks can cause problems with vehicles with low ground clearance.

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Tyco TRX Team Racing HO Scale Slot Track

No adapter tracks are available to connect TRX tracks with any other brand of tracks.

    Tyco TRX Team Racing tracks connect directly to no other Tyco tracks or any other brands of tracks.   Minor modification will allow these tracks to be connected to Tyco Quick-Clik tracks.

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Tyco X-Treme HO Scale Slot Track

No adapter tracks are available to connect Tyco X-Treme tracks with any other brand of tracks.

    Tyco X-Treme tracks connect directly to standard Tyco Quick-Clik tracks, but due to the difference in guide technology no car will pass through the connection.

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H.O. Scale Slotless Track Compatibilities

_____Aurora Track Compatibilities_____

2 car 4 rail XLerators HO Scale Slotless Track

No adapter tracks are available to connect Aurora XLerators slotless tracks with any other brand of slotless tracks.

    Aurora XLerators 2 car 4 rail slotless tracks connect with Aurora XLerators 4 car 5 rail slotless tracks if the connection tabs are bent to the same configuration and the fifth rail's tab is removed.   This will allow 2 cars to use 5 rail slotless tracks but 4 cars will no longer complete the course.

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4 car 5 rail XLerators HO Scale Slotless Track

No adapter tracks are available to Aurora XLerators tracks with any other brand of tracks.

    The only way to make 2 car 4 rail Aurora XLerators slotless tracks work with 4 car 5 rail slotless tracks is to limit the course to 2 cars or add the rail into the gap of every track you want to use.

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Speed-Steer HO Scale Slotless Track

No adapter tracks are available to Aurora Speed-Steer slotless tracks with any other brand of tracks.

    Aurora Speed-Steer Slotless and Aurora Ultra 5 Slotless tracks connect together directly with no adapter tracks required.   The only difference between the two is the shade of Black they were molded with.

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Ultra 5 HO Scale Slotless Track

No adapter tracks are available to Aurora Ultra 5 slotless tracks with any other brand of tracks.

    Aurora Ultra 5 Slotless and Aurora Speed-Steer Slotless tracks connect together directly with no adapter tracks required.   The only difference between the two is the shade of Black they were molded with.

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_____Ideal Slotless Track Compatibilities_____

Total Control Racing HO Scale Slotless Track

No adapter tracks are available to connect Ideal Total Control Racing with any other brand of tracks.

    Ideal made two versions of TCR tracks which do not connect together.   Ideal's second version and Tyco TCR tracks with the same connection as Tyco Command Control Racing which allows them all to connect together directly without adapter tracks.

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_____Lionel Slotless Track Compatibilities_____

Power Passers HO Scale Slotless Track

No adapter tracks are available to connect Lionel Power Passers with any other brand of tracks.

  Lionel Power Passers tracks do not connect with any other brand of slotless tracks.

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_____Matchbox Slotless Track Compatibilities_____

RPS HO Scale Slotless Track

No adapter tracks are available to connect Matchbox RPS tracks with any other brand of slotless tracks.

    Matchbox RPS slotless tracks do not connect with any other brands of slotless tracks.

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_____Tyco Slotless Track Compatibilities_____

Command Control Racing HO Scale Slotless Track

No adapter tracks are available to connect Tyco Command Control Racing tracks with any other brand of slotless tracks.

    Tyco Command Control Racing began the connection style used by Ideal's second version of TCR and Tyco's TCR tracks which allows them all to connect together directly without adapter tracks.

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Total Control Racing HO Scale Slotless Track

No adapter tracks are available to connect Tyco Total Control Racing with any other brand of tracks.

    Tyco Command Control Racing uses the same connection as Ideal's second version of TCR and Tyco's TCR tracks which allows them all to connect together directly without adapter tracks.

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