This is a slightly new series of models. I got a wind up of Emily from the Ribble steam Railway. They're not bad. I latter went back and got one of Thomas. They're quite cheep, in the sence that you can buy them from 1.99- 2.49, in price. There's also a ring at the back, for attaching rolling stock. Since they have compatable models of Annie and Clarabel, there seems potential to release more rolling stock, making it a good range of toys. They also have moving side-rods, so that's another bonus. The only two flaws I note are
The Wheel Configuration (Though this one can't be helped)
Post by FlyingScotsman on Jun 18, 2006 12:35:27 GMT
I picked up some of these recently. I'm experimenting with a clockwork-powered model railway, and I wondered if these might be converted to run on 009 track. Short answer, no. But I think they're good little models anyway, and for a couple of quid each I'm not complaining about the value for money.
There are some odd omissions from the range. For instance, as Truro notes, there is no Henry. There is, however, a Murdoch and a Spencer. And the only road vehicle they make is Elizabeth - I would have thought Bertie would be a more logical choice. Edward and James are tank engines (or at least, their tenders are compressed into the back of their cabs) in this range.
Two items I'd really like to see them introduce are trucks and track.
I picked most of these up at a Day Out With Thomas event............ tried to buy the rack and all, actually.
The only ones they didn't have were Diesel 10, Thomas (wonder why) and Spencer. I have since aquired Diesel 10 elsewhere, although I'm still on the look out for the other two.
Regarding the capsules, I often see those outside of the Entertainer shops down here in the South West. I've yet to buy any yet, although I do have 4/5 of the other capsule set, which includes Thomas, Edward, Henry, James and Toby..... I can't get James in that range for some reason, and I do have the rest of them twice.
I got Percy and Skarloey last Sunday - I think these little wind-ups are adorable ^_^ My Aunt got them for me, she said she only saw them 'round Easter. I dunno, but I'd like to get more of them.
I think the Skarloey one is my favourite out of the two I have. I'd love to get Lady, Peter Sam (if avalible), Oliver (if avalible), and Rheneas ^_^ My Aunt told me that she found them at her local Wal-Mart, so I guess I'll start there!
...They're fun to watch, I like playing with them on my basement floor *is easily amused* ^___^
Japs've got: Henry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Flying Scotsman? (Remember, it is from the same website as the big city engine and the tomica one!) Splatter Dodge Thomas with snowplough Japanese locomotives Donald/Douglas Tankers Trevor Trucks Track Rusty Stepney Oliver Boco Bertie Terence Mavis Coaches Mail-Van More Trucks Container Flats
harperman: Also i have read up to 149 of 376 ERS Volumes
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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.
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Engine 87546: Happy 76th anniversary to The Three Railway Engines. Published on May 12th, 1945.
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harperman: I Have also read through the entirety of ERS Novel 6
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