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RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 11-11-2019

Rare - Tomy - Disney Magical Parade Train Part 1

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 11-12-2019

That’s a really impressive set! The locomotive seems especially nicely detailed and all the extras like the figures and structures are a great bonus.

And now, the “Choo Choo Express” song from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is stuck in my head!

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 11-12-2019

That music that the Magical Parade Train is playing is the original Mickey Mouse Club March.

Whats neat about this engine is that the music is separate and can be turned on & off. What is also cool is that the whole boiler removes for getting to the battery and all the music fixings is within it including 2 coin batteries so you can actually just carry around the boiler and play the march.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 11-12-2019

Oh yeah, the early TV version of the Mickey Mouse Club was shown in reruns when I was a kid.

Choo Choo Express was the theme song to a special episode of the same name from the animated Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. My kids watched it over and over and over again when they were little. It would be in regular rotation by this time of year because it has a snow theme and (SPOILER) Santa makes an appearance.

Not the same train but any time I see a Mickey Mouse themed train, that darn song starts playing in my head!

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 11-17-2019

Released 11/01/2019 at Tokyo Disneyland, the newest Plarail Disney Monorails Themed as...

The Incredibles
Toy Story/Finding Nemo/ Monsters Inc

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 11-19-2019

Those are both good looking trains! I’m hoping that the monorails eventually return as general releases.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 11-19-2019

I don't think I have ever seen any Tokyo Disneyland Exclusives being sold as general releases outside of the park but I could be wrong.. Of course there are plenty of Disney related items that were originally released to the general public outside the park.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 11-25-2019

Tomy - Disney Magical Parade Train Part 2
The Very Rare Set Add-Ons
Disney Magical Parade Float Trio

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 11-25-2019

Wow, those floats are extremely impressive!

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 11-25-2019

Thanks OTR.

You can't get how big they are in a video and thats why I had being pulled by a regular sized Disney Western River Railway engine to see how big they actually are.

These were all new in the box but I had to disassemble and lubricate each ones moving parts as they had squeaks that were so annoying in my first attempt of recording and had to do it all over again. My guess is that because these floats are older that they just dried up in storage, unless they intended for they to have an annoying squeak.

Each Float originally came with one character that the float represented but in the pictures of the floats combined with all the other sets showed additional related characters on the side platforms (look like baskets), I have won those characters, and more, which should arrive today.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 05-29-2020

We all Live in a Yellow Submarine Coach!

Scored a second Yellow Coach.

Purists Look Away!!! I have swapped out the white couplings and grey wheels for black ones...I think it looks better, makes the yellow pop. (I think I need a new camera)

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RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 05-30-2020

For those of you who aren't familiar with this Rare Coach, there is a Thread about it when I noticed the first one I procured 2 years ago.

Rare Yellow Coach

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Super - 07-31-2020

Thanks to member Therealblack I was turned on to this Hornby OO Scale Goods Shed. This is the same mold as T-Reals shed but there are several different versions with different paint details and a couple have cupulas on the roof instead of skylights.

I am quite surprised how big this is as I thought that )) Scale was just a bit bigger than HO. The size of this is perfect, IMO, to the PlaKids as you can see in the pictures. As T-Real has told us the opening just fits a Plarail train and track with little room to spare on the sides. No issues on the height of the opening. Everything just snaps together, no glue necessary except for the 3 rear window glazing and one front one. The skylight and awning glazing does not need glueing as they slide in and are held in place by ridges. I have some things on order to accessorize and give this building a purpose. I will add a few photos when that is complete.

If it weren't for the size of the train opening this reminds me more of a S or O scale building. I am going to have to snoop around other OO Scale Hornby buildings to see how they look with the Plarails.

What do you think?

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RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Off The Rails - 07-31-2020

The size looks fine to me but I suppose you could always shim it with a foundation made of styrene strips, wood or even foamcore. British loading gauge was notoriously narrow until the later 20th century and model railroad buildings are deliberately compressed in many cases, so it seems about normal to my eyes.

Watching rail fan videos, even in the eastern US will often have you wondering how train crews keep the gloss on the paint with some of the tight clearances they navigate.

RE: Super's Mod's, Customs & Layout - Muddy Poppins - 07-31-2020

It’s great! Perfect size to retain layout continuity. Love it ❤️