Well, I purchased a Limited Edition Silver model of Thomas and a model of Edward a couple of weeks ago from Myer Melbourne. I might purchase some trucks when I get the money, and then Henry, and then Gordon...
I know how you feel bobwinkle. I Dont like them either, and the only reason why I bought Jack & Alfie from that range was because I couldnt get my hands on the ERTL models.
These toys are not accurate, their wheel configuration is sometimes wrong, the magnets have a possibility of being too dangerous (they are REAL magnets, so putting them next to the computer is dangerous), and there are less characters in that range. Plus most of its rolling stock doesnt match what there is in the series (Coal hopper for example)
ERTL on the other hand made very accurate models, there were more characters in it, and they were very collectable.
I dont see why they did it, I was looking forward to seeing Mike, Rex and Bert in ERTL form, but they never got made, its so unfair!
Also, little statement if I may, DO NOT ask me for Thomas episodes by MSN please!
I like them quite frankly, due to the fact that i'm not an accuracy freak. The lineup is small though....But it is 3 years old. Besides, Take-Along is like a reincarnation of ERTL.....It's distributed by the same company. It isin't really that much diffrent for me, anyway. *Bricked*
Are they going to make Molly, Mighty Mac, Neville, and Dennis?
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I'd dispute the claim that Diesel was first made popular by 'Steamies Versus Diesels'...
This range has actually grown on me quite a bit. I know it's not as accurate as the Ertl range, but that was far from perfect. Look at the Ertl Gordon objectively- his boiler's too small, his tender's too small, his cab is too tall, the windows are too large... The characters Flying Scotsman, Bluebell, the Fat Controller's Car, the Slate Wagons, George, D199, D10, D7101, Arthur, Spencer and many others had similar compromises, and that's before we've even started on the issue of scale.
harperman: Also i have read up to 149 of 376 ERS Volumes
May 12, 2021 22:47:47 GMT
zeldatheswordsm: Railway modelling hot take: Daylight under the boiler is overrated in OO, and it might be best to glue acetate shielding behind it on locos that have it to mitigate dust inflow. Especially locos where the body is actually screwed to the chassis.
May 12, 2021 23:19:41 GMT
Engine 87546: Happy 76th anniversary to The Three Railway Engines. Published on May 12th, 1945.
May 13, 2021 1:22:50 GMT
harperman: I Have also read through the entirety of ERS Novel 6
May 13, 2021 14:54:41 GMT