Train Tsar Fun

Real trains. Model trains. Toy trains.


OO Scale


Ebay Haul of these Hornby items. Almost destroyed Percy within minutes of getting him out of he box.

Large Thomas the Tank Engine Collection

My largest Thomas and Friends Collection video so far! Almost all of our Thomas and Friends characters, freight, passenger cars, etc. LEGO DUPLO Thomas, MEGA Bloks, HO Scale, OO Gauge, O Scale, Large Scale, N Scale, Bachmann, Hornby, Lionel, Take-N-Play, Take Along, Trackmaster, Tomy, Plarail, Thomas Wooden Railway, Learning Curve, Thomas Minis, Ertl, and many more! I was still feeling sick so my son did the talking for me. Will perhaps do a more in depth discussion. There are a few that have been left out of this video so we need to get those in there. What type of Thomas and Friends is your favorite and who is your favorite character?

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Thomas & Friends Hornby Trains Collection

All my OO Gauge Hornby Trains. I mainly collect these because there are characters that Bachmann has not made yet like Flying Scotsman, Murdoch, Stepney, and Oliver. They can run on HO Scale track but would be better on Hornby track.


My Complete Thomas & Friends HO/OO Scale Collection

This is what I have so far that runs on HO scale track for my Thomas & Friends characters made by Hornby and Bachmann. For this video I did not include the Narrow Gauge stuff since I do not yet have a narrow gauge section on my layout – working to change that!

The collection has really grown in the past year and some of the locomotives have suffered from the abuse and rigorous play that we have put them through. Which is your favorite character we have?

SKARLOEY – NEW!! Bachmann Narrow Gauge Locomotive

The NEW Skarloey Bachmann HO Scale Narrow Gauge (runs on N gauge track) has arrived finally! We just got this December 21, 2015. More videos coming with more details. We hope to get the box vans and open wagon as well. The retail prices are a bit ridiculous. Skarloey is $150 and the cars are $50 each! We found Skarloey on Amazon for $100



Thomas won! But…

So Thomas has won this round of the Great Race and is champion – for now. I honestly thing both Gordon and Henry are the real fastest. I did not realize it until later but the transformers made by Bachmann are acting very inconsistent. Sometimes the engines would not even move! I am going to make a more reliable and fair course. But who wouldn’t be happy that Thomas won!

Flying Scotsman – Plus Hornby Models Don’t Work Well on Atlas Track

Picked up this very nice Flying Sctosman Train set on eBay. Everything looks nice and operates well with one exception – the Hornby passenger cars do not work on Atlas track at the switch machine frogs. I do not think they were designed for that. The wheel flanges are apparently deeper than on other models. It looks so nice though. I will see if a can find away to fix it without having to switch to Hornby track.

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