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  J-04 Bridge Differences
Posted by: Engineer Bob - 09-19-2019, 08:16 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (14)

I picked up a small box of Plarail items at the local thrift store for $3 today. After some research I realized they were parts from the Hyper Rescue Volcano set. There is a J-04 large red girder bridge in the set. I was thrilled to find all the pieces were there for it. I noticed though that it is slightly different than the normal j-04. The two main side pieces are taller. Anyone else notice this?

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  Road turntable + Terence turntable help
Posted by: drew5195 - 09-17-2019, 05:38 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (21)

I recently got Thomas and Terence Deluxe Set and one of turntable where terence get wood from. It turns when he goes out but it doesnt turn back. I had look all gear and everything, i dont see any broken or stuck gears. I moved all gears and all moves fine. No idea what stopping it turning it back. Any clue how to fix it.

Road turntable doesnt turn that well. Vehicle goes in only turn little bit then it stuck. It quiet tight to turn by hand. Any ideas how to make it move smooth?

Im not sure if this is on right thread.

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  Plarail in Korea - 프라레일
Posted by: Finno - 09-15-2019, 05:36 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (4)

On my first reco mission in Seoul I thought I would try the well known Toy Street and some of the shops down there.

As usual plenty of Tomica cars and there was a bit of Thomas represented but no vanilla Plarail. Here's some pics from that street.

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Next stop, always the fall back - Toys R Us, to see if I can find the KTX.

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  Plarail Releases by Month, 2003-2012
Posted by: chrisjo - 09-06-2019, 11:29 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (5)

Plarail releases by month from 2013 to the present are accessible on the current TakaraTomy website, at: This always defaults to the current month, but there's a drop-down menu from which the other months are selectable, starting with February 2013.
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I've recently (re-?) discovered an older section of the TakaraTomy website that covers the period 2003 to 2012 in the same way. I don't believe this is accessible by following links/menus on the current site (though I could have missed it). This is at:

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  Plarail October 2019
Posted by: chrisjo - 09-04-2019, 11:12 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (9)

Wouldn't it be great if there were one thread for announcements of new Plarail (non-Thomas) releases, but it seems there isn't?

Anyway, these two are now up at the Takara Tomy new releases pages:

S-09 E3 Series Shinkansen Tsubasa 2000s with magnetic coupling. Looks like some interesting art-work on it:
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Which means that the previous S-09, the East-i test train, will be going obsolete.

and S-58 Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line 2000 series with light:
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so that'll be the end of the line for the previous S-58, the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Series 15000.

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  A Custom Track for Fathers Day
Posted by: Finno - 09-01-2019, 11:47 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (2)

It's Fathers Day today here in Aus and the kind folks at Finno Central presented me with these 3D printed tracks from TrainLab.

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  First photo Effort
Posted by: Engineer Bob - 08-26-2019, 12:47 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (22)

So I've been busy sorting through all of the yard sale finds, but finally got around to playing with the Tomy track which is what pulled me into this in the first place. I don't have a lot yet, so everything in the picture is probably basic stuff but after seeing all of your cool set ups I felt I needed to contribute something, plus I'll use this photo as a teaser on facebook for the kids to get excited for the Christmas layout. This particular set up is on a hollow-core door I used for Lionel trains. I still have no yellow risers. I've definitely got to find some.

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  New Plarail from Outside of Japan
Posted by: Super - 08-14-2019, 02:04 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (2)

"Create Your Own Train"
This Listing states that the train is from outside Japan. Could it be China, anyone recognize the language, is it still in Japanese??
From the looks of the images on the box its a plain white engine and coach with 3 different sticker sheets to choose your own design configuration.

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  Is it possible to use Bachmann Knapford station with TOMY trains & tracks?
Posted by: hystudio - 08-12-2019, 03:44 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (5)

I came across a Bachmann HO scale Knapford station on sale for ~$70 in China,. Although I don’t have an HO scale layout. I wonder if it can be used with Tomy tracks and trains? It’s much cheaper than a used Tomy version here (~$100+). Any suggestions?
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Video An Un-boxing The New Mega Station
Posted by: Super - 08-09-2019, 12:10 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (19)

An Un-Boxing of the recently released 60th Anniversary Mega Station Building Set.

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