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Building Tips

 

H.O. may seem complex due to it's small size however this is just not the case. We have compiled a variety of building tips to assist you with basic and the more advanced tips compiled by the top racers in our sport. Feel free to reach out to us if you have a tip you would like posted here by navigating to the Contacts menu. 

AFX

Video's  from track assembly to basic car maintenance from AFX racing.

AFX videos 

Vintage T-Jet

Popular in the 1960's, t-jets are still raced today! Though almost everything has changed the original chassis is what is still used today. Here is a great tip's page by Paul Shoemaker showing a variety of "pancake" cars.  

Tuning the Pancake Part 1

Tuning the Pancake Part 2

Cleaning and maintenance of a T-jet

Endbell cars

Modern magnet cars are broken down into 2 types; Endbell and Brush Barrel. It started with the Tomy AFX Super G+ and has evolved into the modern race cars we use today. Below are some video's and building tips related to endbell cars.

Tuning the Tomy AFX Super G-Plus

Assembly - BSRT G3

Disassembly - BSRT G3

Building the Viper V1 Part 1

Tips for endbell cars - by VSR

Brush Barrel cars

Modern magnet cars are broken down into 2 types; Endbell and Brush Barrel. Commonly know as "Tyco" and has evolved into the modern race cars we use today. Below are some video's and building tips related to barrel type cars.

Tyco 440x2 and other great tips by "vitoman50"

Slottech - Thundercat

Pickup adjustment by Roger Porcelli

Gravity

Custom built "zero" magnet cars are among the most complex to build however thanks to several professional racers this is easy to accomplish! Referred to as the "jewelry" of H.O. you can see how design and craftsmanship provide some of the best racing!

Motown AFX Pan Build By John Reimels

Motown Center Pin Hinge Build By John Reimels

LandShark Build By John Reimels

Building the TCP Pro-Pan 1-A by Doug Morris

HOST Side Winder Guide