help with idea?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by hiscopilot, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. hiscopilot

    hiscopilot Member

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    My son's favorite Thomas story is the one with the jet engine. He wants to reenact it when we build our island of sodor. Where do you suggest I get an item like a jet engine? SHould I rob a plastic model airplane of one? And what kind of car should I put it on? Just a flat bed?

    Any other ideas?
  2. YmeBP

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    You are never going to believe this but i JUST bought my sone the thomas the tank engine w/ a motorized jet engine. The jet part of it is a diecast metal shell that can easily be put on an ho scale train.

    http://www.tystoybox.com/edealinv/servlet/ExecMacro?nurl=control/StoreItem.vm&siId=1727742&catParentID=22523&scId=22523&ctl_nbr=2200

    I bought my son's at mitchells trains in delaware
  3. hiscopilot

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    oh yeah, we have that one... I wonder if he would like me to take it off and put it on his model. Funny part is I know my husband won't let me. Maybe I will get another just for that purpose... hmmmm
    Thanks!
  4. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    A 1:72 airplane model should be able to supply some useful parts...! ;) They will be slightly oversized, strictly speaking, but I am not one for rivet counting... :D

    Sounds great!

    Andrew
  5. hiscopilot

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    THANKS I will look to see if I have any rotting away in my garage :)
  6. CCT70

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    Even if you don't, you should be able to find a cheap one, maybe even one missing parts, off of e-bay dirt cheap.
  7. hiscopilot

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    yes, and hobby lobby has a zillion on clearance right now for 5 or so dollars... :)