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AURORA ThunderJet 500 New Old Stock HO TJet Chassis Johnny Lightning auto world
AURORA ThunderJet 500 New Old Stock HO TJet Chassis Johnny Lightning auto world
$21.99
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Vintage Aurora Thunderjet Cheetah Slot Car 1403 Model Motoring Tjet
Vintage Aurora Thunderjet Cheetah Slot Car 1403 Model Motoring Tjet
$49.99
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Vintage Aurora AFX Thunderjet Tjet Chaparral Slot Car
Vintage Aurora AFX Thunderjet Tjet Chaparral Slot Car
$49.99
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 37m
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Original Aurora Thunder Jet Dump Truck  Rare  Olive Green  Grey
Original Aurora Thunder Jet Dump Truck Rare Olive Green Grey
$74.99
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AURORA MODEL MOTORING 1 SLIMLINE THUNDERJET CHASSIS NOS VERY RARE FIND 3
AURORA MODEL MOTORING 1 SLIMLINE THUNDERJET CHASSIS NOS VERY RARE FIND 3
$39.99
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AURORA THUNDERJET BATMOBILE HO Scale
AURORA THUNDERJET BATMOBILE HO Scale
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 19h 31m
Aurora Thunderjet Tjet Tuff Wild One Camaro
Aurora Thunderjet Tjet Tuff Wild One Camaro
$35.00
Time Remaining: 24d 23h 59m
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Aurora Thunderjet 500 1357 63 Buick Riviera Red unmodified sharp
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1357 63 Buick Riviera Red unmodified sharp
$25.95
Time Remaining: 6d 19h 4m
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AURORA MODEL MOTORING SLIMLINE CHASSIS THUNDERJET 500 HO SLOT CAR RARE
AURORA MODEL MOTORING SLIMLINE CHASSIS THUNDERJET 500 HO SLOT CAR RARE
$8.99
Time Remaining: 1d 15h 29m
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Vintage Aurora Thunderjet Ford GT 1374 Slot Car Model Motoring Tjet
Vintage Aurora Thunderjet Ford GT 1374 Slot Car Model Motoring Tjet
$39.99
Time Remaining: 1d 16h 35m
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Vintage Aurora Tjet 1968 FORD TORINO HO Slot Car Thunderjet PAINTED
Vintage Aurora Tjet 1968 FORD TORINO HO Slot Car Thunderjet PAINTED
$22.99 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 1m
Aurora Thunderjet 500 Tjet 1388 Camaro Red in Original Box
Aurora Thunderjet 500 Tjet 1388 Camaro Red in Original Box
$56.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 56m
Vintage Aurora AFX Model Motoring Tjet T jet Thunderjet Slot Car Lot
Vintage Aurora AFX Model Motoring Tjet T jet Thunderjet Slot Car Lot
$203.50 (15 Bids)
Time Remaining: 2d 14h 36m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1366 Hot Rod Coupe HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1366 Hot Rod Coupe HO Slot Car
$46.00 (16 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 11m
NOS Aurora Thunderjet Magnets Green White 10 Pair
NOS Aurora Thunderjet Magnets Green White 10 Pair
$22.00
Time Remaining: 15d 8h 57m
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Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1380 Mako Shark Corvette HO Slot Car WITH BOX
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1380 Mako Shark Corvette HO Slot Car WITH BOX
$153.19 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 29m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1354 63 Ford Falcon HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1354 63 Ford Falcon HO Slot Car
$50.00
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 11m
AURORA T JET RED BLACK INTERNATIONAL TOW TRUCK 1364 THUNDERJET 500
AURORA T JET RED BLACK INTERNATIONAL TOW TRUCK 1364 THUNDERJET 500
$36.00 (14 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 37m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet Mustang Coupe Convertible HO Slot Cars
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet Mustang Coupe Convertible HO Slot Cars
$34.56 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 11m
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1389 Cougar Body MOLDED BLACK
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1389 Cougar Body MOLDED BLACK
$29.00 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 17h 41m
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1371 64 1 2 Mustang Hardtop unmodified White
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1371 64 1 2 Mustang Hardtop unmodified White
$29.95
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 36m
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HO Aurora Thunderjet Detomaso Mangusta Good Yellow BodyGreen GlassRuns NR
HO Aurora Thunderjet Detomaso Mangusta Good Yellow BodyGreen GlassRuns NR
$19.95 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 16h 17m
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1477 AMX Tuff Ones Body Red White Blue
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1477 AMX Tuff Ones Body Red White Blue
$3.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 13h 39m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1355 63 Thunderbird Roadster HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1355 63 Thunderbird Roadster HO Slot Car
$27.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 13m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1353 63 Ford Fairlane Hardtop HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1353 63 Ford Fairlane Hardtop HO Slot Car
$36.55 (10 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 7m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1365 Hot Rod Roadster HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1365 Hot Rod Roadster HO Slot Car
$47.02 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 9m
Aurora Thunderjet 500 Chassis original clean used working clean chassis
Aurora Thunderjet 500 Chassis original clean used working clean chassis
$8.99
Time Remaining: 6d 19h
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AURORA T JET YELLOW HOT ROD ROADSTER 1365 THUNDERJET 500 SOLID RIVET
AURORA T JET YELLOW HOT ROD ROADSTER 1365 THUNDERJET 500 SOLID RIVET
$23.38 (6 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 33m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1370 AC Cobra HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1370 AC Cobra HO Slot Car
$24.50 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 18m
55 Chevy Bel Air Yellow  AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
55 Chevy Bel Air Yellow AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
$15.99
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 40m
Aurora T Jet Thunderjet HO Slot  McLaren Elva  Green VERY CLEAN NICE PIECE
Aurora T Jet Thunderjet HO Slot McLaren Elva Green VERY CLEAN NICE PIECE
$39.99
Time Remaining: 3d 20h 12m
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AURORA MODEL MOTORING BARE THUNDERJET CHASSIS 1 PC NOS COND OPEN RIVET
AURORA MODEL MOTORING BARE THUNDERJET CHASSIS 1 PC NOS COND OPEN RIVET
$6.99
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Old AURORA MODEL MOTORING THUNDERJET 500 SLOT race CAR SET Track controllers
Old AURORA MODEL MOTORING THUNDERJET 500 SLOT race CAR SET Track controllers
$124.99
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AURORA THUNDERJET COBRA GT HO SCALE SLOT CAR BODY
AURORA THUNDERJET COBRA GT HO SCALE SLOT CAR BODY
$15.50 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 55m
Ferrari Aurora Thunderjet 500 HO race car Green with White Stripes
Ferrari Aurora Thunderjet 500 HO race car Green with White Stripes
$50.00
Time Remaining: 2d 6h 13m
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Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1371 Mustang Convertible HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1371 Mustang Convertible HO Slot Car
$16.50 (8 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 26m
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1373 64 1 2 Mustang Fastback 2+2 Turquoise Body
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1373 64 1 2 Mustang Fastback 2+2 Turquoise Body
$13.75 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 13h 49m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1371 Mustang Convertible HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1371 Mustang Convertible HO Slot Car
$27.00 (7 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 27m
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1371 64 1 2 Mustang Convertible unmodified Turquoise
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1371 64 1 2 Mustang Convertible unmodified Turquoise
$29.95
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 21m
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Vintage Thunderjet Aurora WillysGasser Slot Car HO
Vintage Thunderjet Aurora WillysGasser Slot Car HO
$5.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 15h 30m
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1380 Mako Shark Body Yellow
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1380 Mako Shark Body Yellow
$3.99
Time Remaining: 13h 57m
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Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1370 AC Cobra HO Slot  Car Classic Lincoln
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1370 AC Cobra HO Slot Car Classic Lincoln
$36.00 (17 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 19h 37m
Rare Porsche 510K Yellow AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
Rare Porsche 510K Yellow AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
$15.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 33m
Vintage Aurora Thunderjet Tjet 1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD HO Slot Car GREEN
Vintage Aurora Thunderjet Tjet 1963 FORD THUNDERBIRD HO Slot Car GREEN
$69.95
Time Remaining: 4d 19h 29m
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Aurora Thunderjet 500 Chassis original clean used working complete closed rivet
Aurora Thunderjet 500 Chassis original clean used working complete closed rivet
$9.99
Time Remaining: 2d 18h 40m
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3 bodies El Camino 63 Corvette  Ferrari AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
3 bodies El Camino 63 Corvette Ferrari AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
$31.50 (12 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 37m
Vintage Aurora T Jet HO Slot Car Thunderjet Chaparral In Package Never Raced
Vintage Aurora T Jet HO Slot Car Thunderjet Chaparral In Package Never Raced
$20.50 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 17h 52m
Mako Shark Red AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
Mako Shark Red AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
$12.38 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 37m
AURORA THUNDERJET500 HOGAUGE 1 87TH SCALE Figure 8 Racing Set 1307 No Box
AURORA THUNDERJET500 HOGAUGE 1 87TH SCALE Figure 8 Racing Set 1307 No Box
$45.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 53m
Wild One Mustang 2+2 AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
Wild One Mustang 2+2 AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
$9.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 37m
Vintage Aurora 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Blue Slot Car Thunder jet Tjet Slot Car AFX
Vintage Aurora 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Blue Slot Car Thunder jet Tjet Slot Car AFX
$24.99
Time Remaining: 9d 6h 2m
Capri GT Blue white black AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
Capri GT Blue white black AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
$15.99
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 42m
AURORA THUNDERJET TUFF ONES AMX HO SCALE SLOT CAR
AURORA THUNDERJET TUFF ONES AMX HO SCALE SLOT CAR
$21.76 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 48m
AURORA MODEL MOTORING YELLOW THUNDERJET TRUCK DUALLY WHEELS 4 W TIRES 4 NEW
AURORA MODEL MOTORING YELLOW THUNDERJET TRUCK DUALLY WHEELS 4 W TIRES 4 NEW
$3.95
Time Remaining: 6d 9h 41m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1372 Mustang Hardtop HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1372 Mustang Hardtop HO Slot Car
$18.50 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 23m
Camaro Aurora Thunderjet 1 64 HO slot car ORIGINAL body only
Camaro Aurora Thunderjet 1 64 HO slot car ORIGINAL body only
$12.00 (11 Bids)
Time Remaining: 19h 38m
Cheetah Ivory color AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
Cheetah Ivory color AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
$10.50 (2 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 19h 37m
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1389 Mercury Cougar HO Slot Car
Aurora Model Motoring Thunderjet 1389 Mercury Cougar HO Slot Car
$16.01 (4 Bids)
Time Remaining: 4d 20h 16m
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1367 Maserati unmodified Turquoise SHARP No Stripes
Aurora Thunderjet 500 1367 Maserati unmodified Turquoise SHARP No Stripes
$35.00
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 20m
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Rare Porsche 510K WHITE AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
Rare Porsche 510K WHITE AFX Aurora T Jet Thunderjet Slot Car
$15.00
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Detailed History Of Slot Vehicles

Does your kid love racing? To make him expertise the enjoyment and excitement of being on a race monitor with out truly driving a real race automobile, it's best to think of shopping for him a slot automotive set. Slot automobiles are replicas of actual vehicles with our bodies made purposely for miniature racing. While there are commercially out there slot cars of various sizes and kinds, some racers still favor to make their own models from basic components and materials. But how and where did slot vehicles originated?

The primary slot cars to hit the market have been constructed by Lionel Corporation. This mannequin, which appeared on Lionel's catalog in 1912, draws it power from a toy prepare rail that was set within the large slot between the rails. Racers can alter the pace of their car by regulating the swap positioned on the monitor's power supply. This very first mannequin has much resemblance to trendy slot cars, however independent velocity control was provided solely as an possibility means again then. Production of this toy set was stopped after 1915.

Nineteen Thirties
In late Thirties, hobbyist use relatively large mannequin cars with 1:sixteen to 1:18 scales. These vehicles derived their power from miniature internal combustion engines that had been initially outfitted with spark-ignition that was afterward changed with glow plug engines. Since there was no manner for the player to control the automobile's speed and steering, this sort of car was primarily a mechanic's hobby.

1940s
In Nineteen Forties, British hobbyists begin experimenting controllable electric automobiles that function hand-constructed motors.

1950s
In 1954, the Southport mannequin Engineering Society within the United Kingdom was dared by a patent-holder to use rail-guided gasoline-automobile exhibition on elevating funds. So its workers made an electrical racecourse with six-lane format and measuring 60 feet long. This course is designed for 1:32 rail-guided cars which are thought-about as the ancestors of slot racing cars.

Inspired by the said layout from Southport, some US and UK clubs start racing electric cars assisted by heart rails in 1955 to 1956. These rails were soon after replaced by slots on the monitor surface and vehicles raced on these tracks are name slot cars. In 1957, Minimodels has produced a well-known line of slot-guided vehicles known as Scalextric. Victory Industries additionally launched the VIP line. The Scaletrix became an prompt hit, causing engineers and a few firms like Aurora Plastics Corporation to develop HO vibrator sets. These small cars amazed the public as a result of their price and dimension best suit the needs of common consumers.

Sixties
It was in the 1960s when slot cars grew to become very a lot popular. In 1963, after manufacturing a million and a half units, Aurora made flat-commutator motor to interchange the vibrator cars. From this, the most effective-selling slot car in historical past, known as Aurora Thunderjet-500, was produced. The Thunderjets, together with their upgraded variations, dominated the market for round a decade.

Seventies
It was within the late Nineteen Seventies when the slot car craze sputtered out.

Through the use of laptop-aided designing, more detailed and authentic models have been made in 1990s. And in 2004, the digital management programs which have modernized model railroading, start appearing in 1:32 slot cars. Such systems provide racers with the ability to race a number of cars in every lane, and to take pleasure in more sensible racing experience.

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Aurora Thunderjet AMX

I have an ho scale vintage race track. Is there a limit on how big my track can be with one power supply?

I have an Aurora Thunderjet 500 vintage race track, I'm new to racing and I'm trying to find out if there is a limit on how big my track can be with one 20 volt power supply. Or can I use two power supplies. Please help.

The size of the track doesn't matter too much. Just be sure that all the connections are clean as well as the rails. I used to run one transformer for each lane so the cars would not be affected by each other. My brother and I would always stop our car when the other was about to make a corner...That would cause it to speed up and crash :)