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Real trains. Model trains. Toy trains.


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You Pick The Race

Series where we take viewer requests for train races!


Fidget Spinner – the Fad of 2017

So it appears that the fidget spinner is the new fad. When we were in Pennsylvania in April at the Nicholas Train shop, my son wanted a fidget spinner they had for sale there. I was like “what is this?” Next thing I know everybody is doing videos on fidget spinners. Another trendy toy or item like the slap bracelet, rubik’s cube. Will the trend last?

A Fidget Spinner and Mr. Spock on a train – with Thomas the Tank Engine. The fidget spinner was borrowed from TheyMightBeBricks. The trains are Bachmann trains – the Star Trek train and Thomas. The Flat cars are from Chuggington. The train layout is HO Scale and 4×8 feet wide. The trains are controlled with block controlled wiring – the sections of track are individually borrowed and controlled by switches.

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More Narrow Gauge Trains

Thomas and Friends New Narrow Gauge Slate Wagons by Bachmann Trains. HO scale narrow gauge trains run on N Scale track. The slate wagons are each different – one with no number, one numbered #101, and one numbered #164. Purchased from See earlier videos for our Skarloey and Narrow Gauge wagons.
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Flying Scot vs Royal Scot Filmed with iPhone 7

Last video was filmed with iPhone 6. This one was filmed with iPhone 7 and edit with iMovie for iPhone and uploaded with YouTube Capture app. No special lighting or mics were used.


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?

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