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    Thread: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Post: RE: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES

Yep, the shipping containers are getting a Thomas themed recolor for the first time I believe, the treasure chests are on the same chassis as the ladybugs from the James bee pack so they probably have...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 1,405 698,975 09-18-2021, 06:26 AM
    Thread: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Post: RE: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES

New freight car pack releasing [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/ykSskFZb/20210917-124416.jpg] Plarail Thomas the Tank Engine Connect and play!  Full freight car collection. Releasing November 6th. All r...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 1,405 698,975 09-18-2021, 03:48 AM
    Thread: Wooden Railway B.A.R.T???
Post: RE: Wooden Railway B.A.R.T???

I could add a picture of any customized toy - a picture of anything, really - to any Wikipedia article, and say anything I want about it, and if nobody who looks at the page is a. knowledgeable enough...
DuckGWR Brown wooden tracks 19 2,061 08-31-2021, 06:41 AM
    Thread: Wooden Railway B.A.R.T???
Post: RE: Wooden Railway B.A.R.T???

I'm not sure how this discussion is still going on, to be honest, every piece of evidence points to this being a one-off custom. Why would a custom maker make an original box? Because it's funny? It'...
DuckGWR Brown wooden tracks 19 2,061 08-31-2021, 01:48 AM
    Thread: Do you recognize this track
Post: RE: Do you recognize this track

Looks more like Child Guidance to my eye, available in a few different colors including grey and yellow [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/s1Mk5pvg/IMG-20210828-114717.jpg]
DuckGWR Other model trains 10 588 08-29-2021, 02:48 AM
    Thread: Tivoli - Another Version of the Merry-Go Train
Post: RE: Tivoli - Another Version of the Merry-Go Train

I have a few of the Tivoli engines [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/3ywfPV9T/20210819-011208.jpg] The orange top on blue chassis is a mismatched pair, the bottom two are correct Interestingly, the blue c...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 4 441 08-19-2021, 04:17 PM
    Thread: Plarail Structure Special Set
Post: RE: Plarail Structure Special Set

I have never seen this before either but I like it a lot, between the elevated station with those flippable switch/double rail in and out lines, and all those color coordinated buildings? Very cool
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 3 418 08-09-2021, 12:21 AM
    Thread: Tna american Percy turned into American James
Post: RE: Tna american Percy turned into American James

That is a 330 Kohm surface mount resistor. Unfortunately, you probably don't have the tools or skill handy to replace it easily - maybe someone here does, personally a few comparatively large passive ...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 8 510 08-07-2021, 02:14 PM
    Thread: Tna american Percy turned into American James
Post: RE: Tna american Percy turned into American James

I discovered a semi-permanent and nondestructive way to do this around the begining of this year. The US Talk n Action James is pretty rare and it would be very easy to flood the market with undetecta...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 8 510 08-07-2021, 01:12 PM
    Thread: 1992 Thomas
Post: RE: 1992 Thomas

As mentioned, neither are truely from 1992. The four wheeled one is from 1995-1998, and the six wheeled from 1999-2002 in all likelyhood. See my Twitter thread linked above, or this video I made last...
DuckGWR Trackmaster Thomas and Friends 9 627 08-01-2021, 06:01 AM
    Thread: Plarail Metallic Thomas
Post: RE: Plarail Metallic Thomas

I have both boxed, the Thomas is unopened. [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/ZBWjc3Y8/20210719-132138.jpg] [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/bGC3kLPY/20210719-132140.jpg] [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/S2Hdtsjw/2...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 7 563 07-20-2021, 04:32 AM
    Thread: Any Wooden Factory Tour Video's?
Post: RE: Any Wooden Factory Tour Video's?

Indeed much older. My links were all about the Thomas range which started in the early 90s, sorry. Here are the photos from the first link. [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/0rMM71px/19toys-2-650.jpg] [Im...
DuckGWR Brown wooden tracks 4 500 07-04-2021, 08:25 AM
    Thread: Any Wooden Factory Tour Video's?
Post: RE: Any Wooden Factory Tour Video's?

There are a few articles with pictures from the Wooden Railway toy factories, mostly from around the time when they were recalled for possibly having lead paint https://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/19/bus...
DuckGWR Brown wooden tracks 4 500 07-04-2021, 03:39 AM
    Thread: Strange Plarail Coupling?
Post: RE: Strange Plarail Coupling?

Sounds like a McDonald's coupling to me [Image: https://i.postimg.cc/Wq76H5K1/Screenshot...022937.jpg]
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 8 648 07-03-2021, 05:30 PM
    Thread: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Post: RE: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES

The switchbacks would be great using the automatic portion of the old R-15 pack, or as mentioned the auto switches (these might only work when the train is moving "forwards," so that it catches on the...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 1,405 698,975 06-01-2021, 05:21 AM
    Thread: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Post: RE: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES

Pages for the dynamite truck and dinosaur skull cars have popped up on Tomy's shopping website. As far as I know these are the only Thomas products announced for this year so far other then the alread...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 1,405 698,975 05-31-2021, 11:03 PM
    Thread: Rarest Plarail/Tomy Trains
Post: RE: Rarest Plarail/Tomy Trains

Not sure I quite understand your message, but it reminded me of another cool way to translate, using a cell phone camera in the Google Translate app you can translate text on boxes, signs, pictures, a...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 277 104,287 05-30-2021, 05:15 AM
    Thread: Rarest Plarail/Tomy Trains
Post: RE: Rarest Plarail/Tomy Trains

I don't see the issue - we are collecting a Japanese toy, buying it from Japan, and I would much rather have the original product names written out to search for them, instead of trying to translate t...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 277 104,287 05-30-2021, 05:02 AM
    Thread: Trackmaster Revolution (TMR) New releases
Post: RE: Trackmaster Revolution (TMR) New releases

Motorized Paxton with slate truck is now available on Amazon in the US at least https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08V7DFQQ9/ref...UTF8&psc=1
DuckGWR Trackmaster Thomas and Friends 896 603,558 05-30-2021, 03:35 AM
    Thread: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES
Post: RE: Plarail TOMY Thomas NEW RELEASES

I'm really curious about this engine and the reversing aspect. I assumed it would be fairly similar to the old Round Trip Plarail or Tomy Trains reversers, just with an updated gearbox, but from the v...
DuckGWR Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world 1,405 698,975 05-28-2021, 09:08 AM