Ideal TCR Jam Car Speedway, #3303-5,
This older version Ideal TCR slotless set is in good used condition and is complete with three cars. The cars include a Mustang Rat Trap car in mustard with orange and black #12. It's body in good condition and the car runs very slowly, and it's fitted with orange silicone rear tires. Next is a slow running Pinto Rat Trap car in white with blue and red #77 in fairly good condition. It's body is missing the rear bumper piece, and the front bumper is bent downward. The third car included in the set is a Dodge Pickup jam car in mustard wth black and white checkered roof in working condition, but again running very slowly. This vehicle has been substituted for the jam car originally present in the set.
The set box is in fairly good condition, with some corner and left open end flap wear as shown. All of the track pieces are present. The slotless track contents include:
7- 15" straights
1- 15" terminal straight
8- 12" radius 1/4 circle curves
2- TCR controllers (both working)
1- pack of red flagpoles with paper flags (flags will need to be glued in place)
4- red banked curve posts (1 is missing)
3- red trestles
2- billboards (these have bends and creases)
1- owners manual, 6 pages, fair condition
1- layout sheet, fair condition
- missing the wall pack 20V transformer
Sets up in a 5' 9" by 3' 4" space. This set needs a 20 volt Ideal TCR wall pack transformer to make it complete . The idea in this set is for the jam car to be used to automatically run, while you race and control the lane switching with the regular TCR slotless Rat Trap cars, using the switches located on the controllers. First and second generation Ideal TCR cars (which these cars are) can be difficult to get running correctly, even when in new in the box condition. You can expect the cars to die on the track from time to time and they will need to be tapped to get moving again, and you will usually need to press the controller trigger down all the way or nearly so in order to keep the cars from dying out. I recommend using Tyco TCR cars or AFX Speedsteer cars on these Ideal TCR sets...they run faster and are much less problematical in my experience. Only if you have had good luck getting Ideal TCR cars to run by your own means would I suggest using Ideal TCR cars in these sets. Price for this nice old slotless set is $95.00
More Ideal TCR slotless cars can be found here if you'd like to experiment more with them.