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    Thread: Thomas 2021 Reboot
Post: RE: Thomas 2021 Reboot

Nah, I’m not taking any shots at Nelvana, nor is the stuff they produce actually “bad”. I think they’ve been quite successful at making shows that appeal to kids in the 2-6 year old range. Like you sa...
Off The Rails General Forum 413 64,010 12-21-2021, 06:36 AM
    Thread: OMG...Is This Real?
Post: RE: OMG...Is This Real?

Let’s play “Grumpy Old Codgers”! :D The colored sheet was just a bit before my time but my former brother in law recalled his dad bringing one home in the early-to-mid 60s. It didn’t work very well! ...
Off The Rails General Forum 25 3,049 12-21-2021, 04:33 AM
    Thread: 2021 Christmas layout
Post: RE: 2021 Christmas layout

Wes says “thanks”. I forgot to mention that my EF-200-1 “Inverter Hi-Tech Loco” is attached to a blue rear coach (I think it’s from the current C-11) and parked on a disconnected siding that runs thro...
Off The Rails General Forum 2 751 12-21-2021, 04:10 AM
    Thread: 2021 Christmas layout
Post: 2021 Christmas layout

Super asked me a while back if I planned to do a Plarail Christmas layout this year. Yeah, I had PLANNED to do one but other stuff got in the way, so my son Wes stepped in this year and set it up! I’v...
Off The Rails General Forum 2 751 12-20-2021, 03:15 PM
    Thread: Thomas 2021 Reboot
Post: RE: Thomas 2021 Reboot

I just watch the Unlucky Tug’s video that GGF posted above and yeah, I agree with it! Not going into another diatribe but he’s definitely spot-on here.
Off The Rails General Forum 413 64,010 12-20-2021, 03:09 PM
    Thread: Thomas 2021 Reboot
Post: RE: Thomas 2021 Reboot

My daughter loves AEG because she says it’s cute. My son hates with the burning heat of a thousand suns! I also think my daughter likes watching it to annoy her brother! I found it much “younger” wit...
Off The Rails General Forum 413 64,010 12-20-2021, 02:01 PM
    Thread: OMG...Is This Real?
Post: RE: OMG...Is This Real?

That’s really cool! Like Great Gordon Fan mentions, it’s a very clever optical illusion. You can see that they trick your eye by making the screen appear farther back than it really is. And Super…. ...
Off The Rails General Forum 25 3,049 12-20-2021, 12:59 PM
    Thread: Strike Out For Customs
Post: RE: Strike Out For Customs

Darn, the BNSF set looks kinda cool. It would be nice to have some early generation high nose diesels, like the middle engine in that set, to run on Plarail/Trackmaster tracks. But alas….
Off The Rails Show Us What You Bought 19 2,595 10-14-2021, 11:39 PM
    Thread: Thomas 2021 Reboot
Post: RE: Thomas 2021 Reboot

Looking at the older CGI and new AEG Thomases side by side makes me think of the concept of de-evolution! Less than a decade ago, similar looking toys would be sold as “My First Thomas” and aim at act...
Off The Rails General Forum 413 64,010 10-05-2021, 12:15 PM
    Thread: Galloping Goose
Post: RE: Galloping Goose

If memory serves me, I believe that most of these somehow survived into preservation. The Rio Grande Southern was an interesting little railroad before being folded in to the larger Rio Grande (DRG&...
Off The Rails Real world trains 4 1,100 10-05-2021, 10:37 AM
    Thread: Bus Video
Post: RE: Bus Video

(09-22-2021, 06:11 AM)Super Wrote: BTW: any plans on an Xmas Layout this year? Possibly a Christmas layout this year but what form it takes remains to be seen. I have a number of scenery elements I ...
Off The Rails General Forum 13 2,207 09-23-2021, 05:10 AM
    Thread: Bus Video
Post: RE: Bus Video

I like this person’s stuff! I presume all or most of these are customs and from I can see, the modeling work is very well done.
Off The Rails General Forum 13 2,207 09-22-2021, 02:13 AM
    Thread: Trafford Park Railway
Post: RE: Trafford Park Railway

This is a really cool project you’ve undertaken. Industrial railroads are kind of the unsung heroes of transportation. Possibly going so far as to say unappreciated or even maligned. Here in the US,...
Off The Rails Real world trains 27 6,765 09-21-2021, 11:17 PM
    Thread: Thomas 2021 Reboot
Post: RE: Thomas 2021 Reboot

I can say this. My life-long train fan and still major Thomas fan 9 year old son is pretty hurt and angry over the direction Mattel has take this franchise. We’re done buying Thomas stuff once this ne...
Off The Rails General Forum 413 64,010 09-19-2021, 03:33 PM
    Thread: BPT Finally Back Up!
Post: RE: BPT Finally Back Up!

The worst part was that it was starting to effect my marriage. :blush: [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/qtBCkS9T/555-A6829-...5-E904.jpg]
Off The Rails General Forum 17 3,206 05-27-2021, 02:31 AM
    Thread: BPT Finally Back Up!
Post: RE: BPT Finally Back Up!

Ah, we’re finally back in business. Thankfully, the withdrawal wasn’t TOO bad! [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/62R2GknP/78408564-A...7-CDE7.jpg]
Off The Rails General Forum 17 3,206 05-26-2021, 11:30 PM
    Thread: Palitoy Log Delivery Train Set
Post: RE: Palitoy Log Delivery Train Set

Wow, that’s a neat set! I like that it’s clearly NOT just a rebox but has some specific features like the BR double arrows logo. When I was a GI Joe collector many years ago, Palitoy was always synon...
Off The Rails Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 24 5,536 05-15-2021, 01:58 AM
    Thread: Whats This??? Kimetsu no Yaiba Infinite Train Demon Slayer and Sadako
Post: RE: Whats This??? Kimetsu no Yaiba Infinite Train ...

(05-11-2021, 06:17 AM)Trainfanz Wrote: I can't help but find Demon Slayer's immense popularity with kids funny, considering the movie (this train is based on) got an R rating for it's US release. Ye...
Off The Rails Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 8 2,887 05-12-2021, 12:39 PM
    Thread: Trackmaster freddie for over £1000???
Post: RE: Trackmaster freddie for over £1000???

Yeeeaaah…. It may just be me but I quit using Amazon marketplace a few years ago because of the increasingly outrageous prices and sketchy service. I noticed a similar situation from third party selle...
Off The Rails Trackmaster Thomas and Friends 7 2,266 05-12-2021, 12:25 PM
    Thread: Whats This??? Kimetsu no Yaiba Infinite Train Demon Slayer and Sadako
Post: RE: Whats This??? Kimetsu no Yaiba Infinite Train ...

That’s a cool train. I’ve always liked the Class 8620 and it’s nice to see it rereleased, albeit without the neat smoke deflectors of the SL Hitoyoshi. I’m not sure that I’ll be spending the ¥5500 to ...
Off The Rails Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 8 2,887 05-11-2021, 04:55 AM