Got a couple of used A-Units from ebay to convert my non-powered B-units to powered. Pretty easy change out. Though I will have to paint a portion of the bottom of the Star Trek version
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?
We just got the James the Red Engine G Scale or Large Scale train set made by Lionel from 1994! It is a really neat set. From the “Shining Time Station” era of Thomas & Friends. Has moving eyes and swappable faces. Despite its age it performed great! This is our second Large Scale train. The first was made by Bachmann:
Will have to get them out together to compare.
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.
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!
These sets are so much fun to watch. I was working a way to combine not just THomas Big Loader and Thomas Big Big Loader, but also the Mail Delivery Big Loader. I know how to attach it, I just to get the right transition tracks. Will look for some on eBay. The we will make Thomas’ Big Big Big Big Loader and Mail Delivery!
So this is my most popular video to date. Percy is my favorite Thomas & Friends Character and we have more. Plus more on the way after winning the Leokimvideo Percy Giveaway:
The Thomas & Friends collection has become my most popular videos on my Train Tsar Fun channel. I have been searching for the best deals on the Bachmann HO Scale items. Actually found this set with Harold and Sir Tophamm Hatt on clearance at Hobby Lobby so I got it even though I had the smaller version of this set already. I didn’t have the best location for filming at the time of this video. Things have gotten better around here. So look for more Thomas & Friends HO Scale videos with reviews and play – and accidents!
Amazon is a good source for Thomas & Friends: