New Hands on Display Coming Soon

slot cars side by side (HO and 1/32)

slot cars side by side (HO and 1/32)

Three years ago, the museum made a major change by removing our old no longer functioning HO Train layout (after the completion of the newer and larger HO Train layout) and putting in the location an HO Slot car layout.  The layout, included 4 lanes of high speed racing that allows visitors to control the race. The layout, also had an experimental side, in which, cars where supposed to drive around the scene on their own. Unfortunately this second part never worked correctly, and while is had a nice scenery did not include any interaction.

1/32 slot cars on track

1/32 slot cars on track

We have decided to remove the none working slot cars, to add a second racetrack. But this time we will be using 1/32 scale slot car racing (twice the scale size of the HO slot cars) These car will allow visitors to grab the control and drive a car around the racetrack. The layout will be placed on a 6′x12′ platform, and will feature over 55 feet of racing. The racing will allow up to 6 drivers at one time to compete against each other. The racing will take place primarily on two lanes (in which drivers can change lanes for passing and taking the inside line of turns.) with a possible section of 4 lane racing (the layout design is not fully finalized yet). We expect to have this layout fully functional and running before the Christmas season. For the latest updates make sure to follow us on facebook.

Advertising spots and locations are available for this layout, if you or your business is interested please call 304.242.8133 or e-mail museum@toyandtrain.com for more information.