Slot cars and Remote control cars and R/C trucks are a big part of Joes Train Station! Model kits, RC planes, RC boats, parts and more. We have a large selection of products, sets and parts and the staff to help you and your family no matter what your Automobile hobby interest is.
Joe's Train Station carries the full line of Carerra slot cars! Whether it is 1:24 or 1:32 we have the sets, cars, track, and accessories for all of your needs!
In 1999, the Stadlbauer Group from Salzburg, Austria took over. Following the restructuring of Carrera, Stadlbauer company relaunched “Carrera 124” line as a premium product range Carrera Exclusiv. In 2001 “Carrera Go!!! was developed as an action track developed for beginners and the young was released to the market. Carrera is all about innovation and quality which marked the creation of a smaller scale, 1:43, and the traditional 1:32 scale.
Most 1/32 Slot car brands; Scalextric, Ninco, Fly, SCX will run on Carrera analog track sets
Radio controlled (or R/C) cars are self-powered model cars or trucks that can be controlled from a distance using a specialized transmitter or remote.
Cars are powered by various sources.
Electric models are powered by small but powerful electric motors and rechargeable nickel-cadmium, nickel metal hydride, or lithium polymer cells. There are also brushed or brushless electric motors. Most fuel-powered models use glow plug engines, small internal combustion engines fueled by a special mixture of nitromethane, methanol, and oil (in most cases a blend of castor oil and synthetic oil). These are referred to as "nitro" cars. Recently, exceptionally large models have been introduced that are powered by small gasoline engines, similar to string trimmer motors, which use a mix of oil and gasoline. Electric cars are generally considered easier for the novice to work with compared to fuel-driven models, but can be equally as complex at the higher budget and skill levels.
In both of these categories, both on-road and off-road vehicles are available. Off-road models, which are built with fully functional off-road suspensions, and a wide tire selection, can be used on various types of terrain. On-road cars, with a much less robust suspension, are strictly limited to smooth, paved surfaces. In the past decade, advances in "on-road" vehicles have made their suspension as adjustable as many full scale race cars, today.