Train Tsar Fun

Real trains. Model trains. Toy trains.


The Great Race

Sky High Bridge Jump Best TrackMaster Set Ever?

This set has been a lot of fun and we are going to do more with it. We have built a lot of the Fisher Price Track Master (2) Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends sets, but this has been our favorite! I know train jumps and elevators and steep inclines are ridiculous, but it is Thomas who is a talking train! So who cares? It is great fun!

We have already used the A-Team in some of our videos with this. But the one TV show that we plan to adapt using this is the Dukes of Hazzard. What better than a show with ridiculous car jumps?

Great Race – Thomas Missing Drive Rod


This is the 3rd time I have got a trackmaster set with a missing drive rod – all were Thomas.

The Great Race Down to the Final 2!

I did not address it in the video, but we have run into a problem electrically with the Great Race. Gordon and Thomas will be the final 2, but in reality, Henry should have beat Thomas. After experimenting a bit after the race, I found that I had a defective outlet on my power strip. This in turn affected the transformers. So now some do not perform the same even when moved to a good outlet. In fact, at one point it would not even move a locomotive and then would shut off – like there is some kind of short. I did another test and Henry blew past Thomas, but if I switched it, I could get Thomas to beat Henry. The first several races were fine – it only start in Round 3.

I do not think I will address this on YouTube because it might bore the kids. But if anybody thinks I should please let me know. Thanks.

Great Race Round 2 is Over – On to the Round 3

We have finished round 2. Getting ready for Round 3 – 8 locomotives left – Douglas, Duck, Bill, Ben, Henry, Thomas, Percy, & Gordon.

The next round should be closer races. We will try to include trackside interviews and color commentary. Maybe some trash talk? We will see

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