Train Tsar Fun

Real trains. Model trains. Toy trains.


August 2015

World’s Strongest Locomotive

Had a contest between the 3 largest of the Thomas & Friends locomotives on my railroad: Spencer, Gordon, and Henry. Each had to pull all of the Sodor freight and passenger cars around the entire layout in the best time. Watch to see who wins.

These world strongest engine contests do take their tolls on the locomotives. We are working on another speed competition that will take place on a test track instead of the Sodor layout. Stay tuned!

Duck’s Face Fell Off! New Bachmann locomotive added

This is a first for our HO Scale purchases of Bachmann Thomas & Friends products: Duck’s face was not attached inside the package. We were able to reattach it and the moving eyes work fine now, but not before a couple of funny cross-eyed moments!

The Bahcmann Duck looks great! It was one that many had asked me to get for a while now and after getting it I can understand why so many people like Duck. It is a great model and a neat looking character.

We are getting closer to having the complete Bachmann lineup. Still need Diesel, Donald, Douglas, Oliver,Iron Arry, Iron Bert, Celebration Thomas and Skarloey. Of course, 3 of these have not even been officially released here, but have been announced. We also need to get the rest of the rail cars. Thanks for watching our videos!

LEGO DUPLO Toby the Tram Engine

Here is the next of our videos about the DUPLO Thomas & Friends sets. This is Toby and was one of the smaller sets. Did come with 2 straight tracks, but not much to play with by itself. LEGO missed out with this series. Should have provided a motorized unit for the locos and there never was an Annie & Claribel. MEGA Bloks has the license now and I prefer LEGO

LEGO Spencer at Ferris Wheel

LEGO Duplo 3353 Spencer & Sir Topham Hatt

Having fun with the DUPLO Thomas & Friends sets. We plan to make videos with all the LEGO Thomas the Tank Engine sets. Will do like this video, show the main set and the put it in a scene with other stuff. Need more crashes next time!

Thomas vs Jurassic World Dinosaurs

Having fun with the Take n Play Thomas & Friends Roaring Dino Run play set. Thomas rolls down from an avalanche and has to face T-Rex, Indominus Rex, Velociraptors, and more on the way to deliver the fossils. For a little tank engine he performed quite well

Falcons Victory Ride (okay so it is only preseason)

On the Brickshow Raw video, Bricks4Chris was chatting with Jason about the Titans beating the Falcons in an upcoming game. Falcons won. Check out BrickShow Raw to see what this was all about:

LEGO Cargo Railway

This is a review from my BrickTsar LEGO channel. Eventually I will be doing videos of ALL my trains on my TrainTsarFun channel, but I would like them to have a different format – perhaps more about play and silliness. This is a very strange train set. It is called Cargo Railway, but it has passengers and cargo on the same rail cars. Very odd, but then it is designed for kids and not adult collectors.

Speed Activated Sound Thomas the Tank Engine by Bachmann

We picked up the newest Thomas the Tank Engine locomotive – the speed-activated sound Thomas. This video has our first test with it. I need to try it with the Bachmann transformer, as I feel it is missing a sound. I think it should have the steam exhaust sound when it comes to a stop (but maybe I am reading to much into the description).

It is almost identical in appearance to the previous version but it has a black from (fake) coupler (thanks to TrainBoy7 for noticing!)

It is currently available on Amazon for about $68 in the use. There is a link on the video. Thanks!

Mega Bloks Percy

Comparing the Mega Bloks Percy the Small Engine to the LEGO Duplo version. The LEGO version is much larger and stockier. I still prefer LEGO over Mg=ega Bloks any day. Will be reviewing all the Thomas & Friends DUPLO sets on Train Tsar Fun soon.

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