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    Thread: Messed up Terence
Post: RE: Messed up Terence

Welcome, Revden. Sure, you said all the gears are still there and in the right positions, but are you sure the one on his driven axle is not split? You might need a magnifying glass and torch (flashl...
DalaGStanator Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 5 119 Yesterday, 08:44 AM
    Thread: Musical Thomas
Post: RE: Musical Thomas

Update: an all new demo recently wound up on Twitter, courtesy of PocketRocket. Now that I've heard it more clearly than in TomTomica's aforementioned video (when his channel was up), it sounds very c...
DalaGStanator ERTL Thomas range 9 5,413 06-15-2021, 06:59 AM
    Thread: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs
Post: RE: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs

So, you're building an articulated Pinchy for Diesel 10? Would be nice if the claw will be able to rotate in addition to opening/closing. Hopefully you could make the arm durable so it won't be too ea...
DalaGStanator Modification Gallery 91 8,160 06-05-2021, 06:14 PM
    Thread: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs
Post: RE: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs

Except in the TV series, his old firebox was (ironically) bigger than Gordon's to take up the same length as the new one (without extending the boiler). FfarDev did a more accurate job.
DalaGStanator Modification Gallery 91 8,160 05-31-2021, 08:24 PM
    Thread: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs
Post: RE: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs

Excellent work on all three of them. Bluebell's decals should've perhaps been a few millimeters bigger (taller and wider) and the white backgrounds are a little obvious, but the decals themselves are ...
DalaGStanator Modification Gallery 91 8,160 05-30-2021, 07:50 PM
    Thread: 2012 AA powered toby
Post: RE: 2012 AA powered toby

Fisher Price converted most of the (major) engines that had a "Thomas" or "Clam Shell" DU to use the Flat type in 2012. They did the same thing with Diesel and were going to update 'Arry and Bert, whi...
DalaGStanator Trackmaster Thomas and Friends 11 527 05-18-2021, 01:12 AM
    Thread: What paint to use for faces?
Post: RE: What paint to use for faces?

I simply mix white with a (really) tiny amount * of black, which I find sufficient for the "vehicle face" colour in most cases. * something like the very end of a Q-tip, if not ever so slightly bigge...
DalaGStanator Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 8 288 05-16-2021, 12:11 AM
    Thread: Congratulations, Super!
Post: Congratulations, Super!

[Image: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/ttte...0525222247] Our currently most active veteran member, Super, has now reached 100 reputation points (the highest number I've ever seen here to date)...
DalaGStanator General Forum 11 465 05-04-2021, 04:04 AM
    Thread: Online Selling Shockers
Post: RE: Online Selling Shockers

Looks like they had to repaint the whole face for whatever reason. I initially thought they made a cast of it because of the texture, but it must be the paint they used. If I were them, I would surely...
DalaGStanator General Forum 128 20,183 05-03-2021, 09:12 PM
    Thread: What did you do to your trains today?
Post: RE: What did you do to your trains today?

[Image: https://i.postimg.cc/T5ctvXpY/001.jpg][Image: https://i.postimg.cc/BXS0LS5p/003.jpg][Image: https://i.postimg.cc/K4rb8kT4/002.jpg] It may not be easy to tell except for the ventilators, but t...
DalaGStanator General Forum 525 283,701 05-01-2021, 07:10 AM
    Thread: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs
Post: RE: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs

What a highly impressive and unexpected method. Makes more sense than the idea I had for him or Skarloey (normal rods with black at the trailing wheels). While I'm not really a fan of the "TOMY Oliver...
DalaGStanator Modification Gallery 91 8,160 04-30-2021, 04:53 PM
    Thread: What did you do to your trains today?
Post: RE: What did you do to your trains today?

The scratch built Henrietta body I mentioned has now been painted, and these are the photos of the (partial) progress on it. [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/Wq6T81wS/010.jpg][Image: https://i.postimg.cc...
DalaGStanator General Forum 525 283,701 04-30-2021, 07:55 AM
    Thread: What did you do to your trains today?
Post: RE: What did you do to your trains today?

I've begun attempting to scratchbuild a Henrietta top to improve my existing custom (spare Annie/Clarabel with the ends blacked out and extra windows painted), which should allow me to use the TOMY bo...
DalaGStanator General Forum 525 283,701 04-29-2021, 12:12 AM
    Thread: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs
Post: RE: FfarquharDeveloper's TrackMaster Customs

The new Annie and Clarabel as narrow gauge coaches will look nicer with the old style engines. In addition to the smaller chassis, the windows being closer together also makes them more accurate than ...
DalaGStanator Modification Gallery 91 8,160 04-27-2021, 08:55 PM
    Thread: Plarail Victor an Underrated model
Post: RE: Plarail Victor an Underrated model

The TrackMaster 1 version is also well done. The only downsides to it are the position (height) of his tanks, 2D details that should've been moulded, incorrect headlamp, front window stickers that don...
DalaGStanator Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 2 296 04-11-2021, 08:43 PM
    Thread: CGI Thomas with a model face
Post: RE: CGI Thomas with a model face

I just happened to find a better version on the Wikia Discussions not too long ago. [Image: https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/3fe83b...9e95d06e82] Original screenshot: [Image: https://vignette.wiki...
DalaGStanator General Forum 3 378 04-11-2021, 07:43 PM
    Thread: Talking Flynn with red/yellow wheels?
Post: RE: Talking Flynn with red/yellow wheels?

Like GreatGordonFan said, they were indeed taken from old Plarail items. Neither of these wheelsets are the originals with the "rim and tyre" texture. My only assumption as to why the owner/s would ta...
DalaGStanator Trackmaster Thomas and Friends 4 560 04-09-2021, 09:49 PM
    Thread: What did you do to your trains today?
Post: RE: What did you do to your trains today?

As promised on the previous page, I got round to my next batch of Take Along fix ups. I restored Edward and Toby's "flesh toned" (badly faded) faces and repainted some of their detail, and took an opp...
DalaGStanator General Forum 525 283,701 04-05-2021, 06:45 AM
    Thread: Could Be the Best Custom Ever???
Post: RE: Could Be the Best Custom Ever???

The same person made a Garratt that runs in both directions and a Schienenzeppelin (a.k.a. Hugo) that's driven by the propeller. The only Plarail compatible Shay I recall seeing before was made from a...
DalaGStanator General Forum 5 482 04-02-2021, 01:48 AM
    Thread: What did you do to your trains today?
Post: RE: What did you do to your trains today?

You're welcome. I did not (specifically) refer to a Q-tip, but cotton pads/balls dipped in multiple shades of grey, white and/or brown, green, etc. Maybe I should've found the precise name to define ...
DalaGStanator General Forum 525 283,701 04-01-2021, 11:36 PM