Drivers generally use a hand-held controller to regulate a low-voltage electric motor hidden within the car.
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By 1963, even the pioneer rail-racing clubs had begun to switch to slots.
For a permanent setup, the joints can be filled and smoothed, and the power rails soldered together or even replaced with continuous strips, but the surface is seldom as smooth as a good routed track.
The early rail-car tracks used telegraph keys, model-train rheostats and other improvised means to control car speed.
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As racing in this size evolved, the cars were enlarged to take more powerful motors, and today they are closer to 1:64 in scale; but they still run on track of approximately the same width, and are generically referred to as HO slot cars.
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