All track needs some scotch-brite pad brightening of the rails. WD-40 on a rag will help rejuvenate the track appearance & will help to repel moisture. The TYCO TCR system will accept vehicles like Aurora Speedsteer or Ideal TCR as well. On my web site, under guides, i have several in depth essays on TCR racing.
The AC powered system works well & has a degree of difficulty that is unexpected. Although the entire track system has integrated guardrails, flying off the track is still probable at higher speeds. Shifting lanes is actuated with a steering wheel on the controller.
Applying the wheel while going too slow results in a vehicle stall; do it too late, & the corner wall divider, takes you out. Adding a JAM car creates a situation where one has to get around the moving obstacle! Using a second JAM vehicle (available separate) allows one car to go in each direction to warm up the track. JAM vehicles are very inexpensive.
Typical is a Mustang 5.0 or an Emergency Van. A WARM TRACK MAKES FOR A WELL PERFORMING TRACK. TCR RACING IS A HOBBY & NOT A TOY.
Adult supervision, setup & participation are CRUCIAL to a good user experience. Everything is included to get started. Parts, Vehicles & Track Accessories are widely available. INCLUDED IN THIS LISTING ARE: (2) TCR Race Cars, (1) TCR JAM Vehicle, (1) 15" Terminal Straight Track, (5) 15" Straight Tracks, (2) 9" Straight Tracks, (4) 6" Straight Tracks, (12) 1/4 9 Curves, (2) Speed Controllers, (1) AC Transformer, (6) Obstacle Pylons & a Scotch-Brite cleaning pad. Also included is a free extra parts chassis, less only the tires!NO RETAIL BOX IS INCLUDED. Not fancy, but very cool to be this fresh after 25 years! Assembled from bulk packaged, new old, unused factory stock. All track requires initial buffing of the rails for best performance. PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL CARS ARE THE SAME SPEED. Cars vary in original speed, speed over time & time before a reconditioning is needed. Some maintenance on chassis can increase performance. Some users find running the chassis on a 9V battery for 1/2 an hour initially, breaks in the chassis, allows the carbon brushes to seat against that armature & generally prolong the livelihood of the chassis.
SOME CHASSIS NEVER PERFORM GREAT & ARE DESTINED TO BECOME PARTS DONORS. Always good to have extra chassis & parts around as both are very inexpensive. We can always provide tracking. Happy motorin' & thanks S'lots from bob at SlotCarCentral. The item "1993 UNUSED TYCO TCR Slotless Slot Car Total Control RACE SET 20ft + 3 Vehicles" is in sale since Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Slot Cars\HO Scale\1970-Now". The seller is "slotcarcentral" and is located in Syracuse, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.