Remember ? Those toy race tracks, where you’d place a lil’ electric car into a slot and use a remote control to blast the car around the track along a fixed path?

Thomas and Friends DOUBLES TRACK! Thomas Train Pretend Play with Brio | Toy Trains for Kids

Power for most slot car tracks comes from a power pack. Power packs contain a transformer, which reduces high voltage house current to a safe 12 to 20V, depending on car type) and usually a rectifier, which changes AC to DC, for cooler running and simpler motors. High-capacity lead-acid batteries are sometimes used for hobby slot cars. Toy race sets may use dry cell batteries at 3 to 6 volts.


Thomas and Friends | Thomas Train Bubs Builds a Track with new Brio | Fun Toy Trains for Kids As with other toys, many wooden trains and track have been manufactured in China and other Asian countries in the twenty-first century. The lead paint problems of 2007 brought this to public awareness. Manufacturing in Asia goes back a lot further though: already in the 1950s the Snap-Trains of Ben Orel were made in Japan.

Building a Monster Truck Toy Track in the dirt. - YouTube

Although the original push-along trains made mostly of wood still resemble the core idea of this system toy and as of 2006 form the base of all the involved companies' production lines, electronics have gained access to the wooden world. After introducing battery powered engines in the 1990s, remote control had been added by 2002, and so-called smart tracks introduced plastic parts to the wooden track pieces. In 2006 Brio even introduced a theme resembling electronic networking with some electronic gadgets. Altogether this has led to some new track designs allowing better traction for the self powered trains or means of communication between the tracks and trains using some magnetic or electronic gadget.

Toy Car Track built around a full size SUV!! - YouTube

That's what Jeff Jarvis, head of the Bay County Toys for Tots chapter in Bay County Michigan was facing when he came to us for a solution. So for him, we created Toy Track ™ - a database that stores and reports all that information. Let Toy Track ™ do the work while you spread the season's joy to all those deserving children. Here's what Jeff Jarvis has to say about Toy Track ™: Now you can have the same advantage the Bay County Toys for Tots chapter has. Call us for information about getting your licensed copy of Toy Track ™.As a coordinator for a local campaign for the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, I was in need of a database that could maintain my operation, so I contacted Beach Access Software to do just that.

The database they created has and is exceeding my expectations; before I contacted them I used spreadsheets to track everything. The spreadsheets were cumbersome and didn't work well. Since contacting their project manager they have been responsive to my emails and diligent in their work ethic.

I had a working example within a couple of days. Over the next few weeks, the program began to take shape and now I can track every aspect of my operation. The database was also created for the installation of additional features as needed and is fully customizable. Thank you Beach Access Software -- I'd recommend them for anyone's next database project. , a 12-year-old from , celebrates winning the Hot Wheels "World's Best Driver Championship" in traditional Indy 500 fashion on at the . Coached by racing legends , Smith's toy-size car finished first on the world record-setting one mile-long iconic Hot Wheels orange toy track. (Photo: Business Wire)