for the Thomas fans out there

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by sammyd, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. sammyd

    sammyd Member

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    Just picked up the Thomas the tank engine set(22.50 brand new, check Wal Mart..quick) and was wondering if it would run on 15 inch curves. I had an idea for a Christmas set up with a trolley I bought this year. And it would be neat if Thomas would fit on it as well.
    I haven't bought any track yet so was wondering if anyone else had tried it.

    thanx,

    sammyd
  2. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Yes he will, I have ran him on 5 1/2 inch radius and he would run about 1/4 throttle on it before he would derail. And that's no misprint, five and one half. :) He runs fine on 12, so 15 shoul be no problem. He doesn't like turnouts BTW, esp. Atlas plastic frogs. Mine stall some in them. Fred
  3. shaygetz

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    Mine runs on 12" radius no sweat, Annie and Clarabelle just love it. :thumb:
  4. sammyd

    sammyd Member

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    cool, thanx for the replies.
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    If you want to run him on turnouts you probably need to use Peco Electrafrogs.
  6. Fred_M

    Fred_M Guest

    Yep :) thats true, or go really fast. :D
  7. grumbeast

    grumbeast Member

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    While I was in Devon last spring I caught them filming some of a Thomas episode, here is a pic I put up on my fotopic site for those interested in seeing thomas as a film star!

    http://grumbeast.fotopic.net/p10565613.html

    Cheers

    Graham