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    Thread: Remote controlled tank engine
Post: RE: Remote controlled tank engine

Ah, it's interesting you'd mention this :) The latest version of the Mabeee battery that can be used to control Plarail and other battery operated devices can actually be operated and programmed via ...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 14 259 07-05-2022, 07:19 AM
    Thread: Plarail ES Series
Post: RE: Plarail ES Series

(07-01-2022, 12:37 AM)chrisjo Wrote: Some example pictures of the trains you're talking about would be very welcome. You got it ^_^  Would have sent them with the post, but I wrote it at work, wher...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 18 563 07-02-2022, 06:18 AM
    Thread: Plarail ES Series
Post: RE: Plarail ES Series

I just thought of a random but interesting use for the ES version of the E235 series? Custom builds. Given the front looks flatter and less detailed than a regular model (I'm guessing it's a stick...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 18 563 06-30-2022, 11:45 PM
    Thread: Plarail ES Series
Post: RE: Plarail ES Series

Well, for my part, I don't see the point of the ES series either - They don't look right for one thing with that odd shortened center coach, and it even makes me wonder if they'll navigate curves as w...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 18 563 06-21-2022, 02:49 AM
    Thread: My Tomica World - Introductions
Post: RE: My Tomica World - Introductions

Well, it's been a while ^_^ I'd like to say I'd been working on the layout, but nope lol No, I've been working in a chemical factory to fund a potential PhD course at University, so that's a thing. ...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 64 15,473 06-18-2022, 07:37 AM
    Thread: A Tomy Bulk Buy
Post: RE: A Tomy Bulk Buy

Y'know, for broken motors/burnt out motors, if you don't have an appropriate donor engine to hand, if you go to Aliexpress and search for 'Mini 4WD' motors, designed for the Japanese 'Mini 4WD' hobby ...
Plarail Man UK Show Us What You Bought 13 557 05-27-2022, 05:08 AM
    Thread: What is the motor inside the drive unit called?
Post: RE: What is the motor inside the drive unit called...

If it helps, my suggestion would be to check Aliexpress, as although I admit they can be spotty on quality, I have always found they have virtually anything, even the most obscure things, so finding a...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 8 530 05-04-2022, 11:17 PM
    Thread: What is this/Possible TOMY bootleg?
Post: RE: What is this/Possible TOMY bootleg?

The plot may thicken slightly, although possibly not - On doing a bit of digging about the 'Jimson' name, the clockwork engine in particular appears to have been sold as an individual item since the 1...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 10 765 04-11-2022, 05:54 AM
    Thread: What is this/Possible TOMY bootleg?
Post: RE: What is this/Possible TOMY bootleg?

Possibly fixed now  ;)   Hopefully anyway lol, would be great to get some input on this stuff as it certainly interested me  :D
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 10 765 04-11-2022, 04:04 AM
    Thread: What is this/Possible TOMY bootleg?
Post: What is this/Possible TOMY bootleg?

[Image: https://i.postimg.cc/068sV8KN/image.png] [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/v1PpX5dP/image.png] [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/DJHR3F0L/image.png] [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/KRXC9Zdy/image.png] ...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 10 765 04-10-2022, 09:21 PM
    Thread: Anyone Know???
Post: RE: Anyone Know???

'I've seen Matchbox/Hotwheels sized cars made by Takara Tomy along side smaller Thomas characters. It could be a road system for them.' Yeah, that's Tomica cars, same scale as Hot Wheels/Matchbox. Wh...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 11 906 03-24-2022, 09:38 PM
    Thread: Anyone Know???
Post: RE: Anyone Know???

OK guys, I might be able to shed a little light, and believe it or not, it's because i'm British, and this track is [technically] a British thing  :D I'd better explain. Basically, I also saw a list...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 11 906 03-24-2022, 07:31 AM
    Thread: Yet another concept xD
Post: RE: Yet another concept xD

Good point - Modified to swap text-walls for download links so people can download a much better formatted document lmao  :D
Plarail Man UK Modification Gallery 4 839 02-15-2022, 05:37 AM
    Thread: Yet another concept xD
Post: RE: Yet another concept xD

Here's the second of my 5 stories that i've come up with :)  [Note - Each story is it's own post, as I tried to upload them all as one block of text, but that crashed the BPT website on my end  :blus...
Plarail Man UK Modification Gallery 4 839 02-14-2022, 07:01 AM
    Thread: Yet another concept xD
Post: RE: Yet another concept xD

Well, while I haven't managed to take any pictures for this project, much less set up my layout, thanks to a new job taking up much of my time, I have managed to write several stories in text form! S...
Plarail Man UK Modification Gallery 4 839 02-14-2022, 06:51 AM
    Thread: Yet another concept xD
Post: Yet another concept xD

So, I'm grappling with a load of free time, and what to do with my layout, aside from playing with it [duh  :D ] Well, I had a little brainwave, inspired by my recent foray into Photoshop editing and...
Plarail Man UK Modification Gallery 4 839 01-28-2022, 08:11 AM
    Thread: Tomica Hypercity (UK) Illustrated Product List
Post: RE: Tomica Hypercity (UK) Illustrated Product List

Just a hunch, but I suspect maybe the reason the line wasn't successful was the lack of Thomas trains? I know that's odd and ironic considering at the same time, Trackmaster era Thomas was still more...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 21 3,679 01-05-2022, 10:16 PM
    Thread: New Plarail TS-12 Motorized Kenji & Coaches
Post: RE: New Plarail TS-12 Motorized Kenji & Coaches

All I can say is finally, a decent Kenji - No offence to any Trackmaster fans but compared to the Tomy quality, I find current Trackmaster to be utter rubbish; at least this version (as already noted)...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 9 1,341 12-31-2021, 10:23 AM
    Thread: Tomica Hypercity (UK) Product Launch
Post: RE: Tomica Hypercity (UK) Product Launch

Ask and you shall recieve :D A few pictures of the Chelmsford branch of Smyths; I got there with 5 minutes before closure so I had to hurry through, but to be honest, it's exactly what the pictures s...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 13 1,844 12-31-2021, 06:21 AM
    Thread: Tomica Hypercity (UK) Product Launch
Post: RE: Tomica Hypercity (UK) Product Launch

Kind of? Basically, I believe that the Australian division of Toys-R-Us is the one planning a return to the UK, as they own the rights to the chain over there and run it independently following the m...
Plarail Man UK Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 13 1,844 12-29-2021, 11:52 PM