One For CNWman...

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Cannonball, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Meet the newest member of our Thomas layout.....

    Mavis! :D

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  2. CNWman

    CNWman CNW Fan

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    sign1 cool! Now if those designers would just get their brains moving and have Bachman release Mavis by March! I mean, they actualy are making the loco Mavis is based on in their branchlines line in OO, and last I heard, all they need to do is widen the wheelbase and add extra details! I already have a plan to get her....:D
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    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...

    thats the ONE kind of thomas set we DONT have... but we have Edward for it.... hmmm.... wonder if I can modify it to fit on our HO layout...
  4. CNWman

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    Well, Bachman's comming out with Edward this year, and I think his wheel spacing can't ride the rails.
  5. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I really like these Tomy battery operated sets. We had talked about getting her the HO Thomas set and then we found these at Wal-Mart. I like these better for her for several reasons

    1) Battery power.
    2) The track goes together easy enough that she can play with the trains herself whenever she wants.
    3) A little more durable than an HO set
    4) Cheaper than an HO set.

    The only drawback is the cheesey switches. Especially on the Y switches. They cause a lot of derailments and I'm trying to figure out a way to solve that problem. I think part of it is because we hav it sitting on the carpet and they're snagging up. If I get a board or something for her to build on, it should work better.

    I spent some time looking at the Tomy website as well as YouTube. They actually make slightly more prototypical trains that run on this same type of track. You can get all kinds of expansion packs and almost all the Thomas engines are out.

    Check out this YouTube layout: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B24wTek-MGQ
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Birthday Present. It's as simple as that:D
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Not a bad idea. ;)
    She's really into the battery powered Thomas engines though.
    She's been making all kinds of wild point to point layouts in her room. :D
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    Maybe she could upgrade to HO later and use these trains to warm up to MRR. Buy Desiel 10 and the jet engine set, though, so you can have thomas rocketing away from 10sign1
  12. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Cool....my grandsons love the Brio and Thomas battery stuff. We did put one grandsons battery Thomas set on a baord, no problems with the switches after that.

    Rick
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    We keep talking about doing that with my daughter's but at the rate it's growing, we're gonna need another 4x8 layout table. :D
  15. paceway

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    When is someone going to make Thomas & Friends available in G scale?
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I dunno but I was really suprised when I found out there is an O/O27 gauge Thomas set availible.
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    She just HAD to make it in there, didn't she? sign1
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    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    My daughter?
    Yeah.... She's quite the little diva. :D

    She will actually cry if the camera is out and we're taking pictures of anything but her. :rolleyes:
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    You DO know that she's not in the three pics in your first post on this thread, right?