Train Tsar Fun

Real trains. Model trains. Toy trains.


September 2017

Plarail by Tomy Merry Go Train Sets

Vintage train sets from the 1970s:





Thomas Wood Fail

So Mattel (Fisher Price) has come out with the new Thomas & Friends Wood – a replacement of the very popular Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway. The new designs have far fewer details than the old Wooden Railway models. The fans have been very disappointed. Not sure of the reasons for the changes, but it seems this will only further contribute to the demise of Mattel & Thomas Toys.


Why the change? The wooden railway line has been so popular for 25+ years. The lack of paint is very disappointing. Is the paint missing for a savings of cost? safety concern? Who know? The only good things is they did not change the magnets to the cheap plastic couplers and the faces on the characters seem good. Other than that, there is been great outrage from the fans in the short time my video has been posted.

Where will Mattel go from here?

Two Tenders for Flying Scotsman

Finally got the extra tender for the Flying Scotsman – not a perfect match but it will do

One of our early Mega Bloks Thomas reviews

Tomy Thomas Old Style

From the Dark Blue track era. The Tomy Thomas LEGO compatible accessories.

Kids Playing with Bachmann Thomas & Friends Trains HO Scale

Disney Dream Railway

Slot Cars with Tsarevna

My daughter finally made a new video on her channel. We were playing with the slot cars and she had a fun time filming this:

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