A coach for the Breakdown Train has never been released, and I can't think of anything similar off of the top of my head.
Maybe it was a coach made by ERTL but for another range that looked similar to it? I'm not sure, as I thought Thomas & Friends was their only "train" die-cast range, maybe with an odd train released in another range.
Post by FlyingScotsman on Feb 6, 2006 15:04:26 GMT
It could be a prototype that was never actually released. There have been photos released of models that show substantial differences from the models produced. For instance, the Crane was originally going to have a winch, and the Sodor Soft-Side Truck was going to have opening rear doors. Not to mention the fact that Bluebell was actually going to look like Bluebell... Maybe the coach was originally going to be part of the Breakdown Train, but they decided against it for cost reasons?
Not to mention the fact that Bluebell was actually going to look like Bluebell...
I know! The ERTL model looks nothing like him. I found that out when I did my virtual engine of him and did some research on the Bluebell Railway. Here was my interpretation of him.
And Blue Engine, I doubt anyone can find a picture of those old prototype models. I'd love to see them, but they'd be near-impossible to find I think. Unless anyone still has their old magazines.
CPK, there was actually another range of Thomas trains similar to the ERTL ones. They were called "Golden Rail" Engines and I think that they were only made in Japan. They were very good models, actually. There's a thread on the Golden Rail Engines around here that has pictures.
That's a real shame. I loved the ERTL models, much more like the characters than the take-along.
I collect both toys now, but I'm finding ERTL models rarer and rarer. You English people are lucky, we never got any newer models after 2002, the last ones being Smudger, Flying Scotsman, Pump Car, Sodor Taxi etc. We never got models like Bear, Jock, Murdoch, Emily, Spencer, or any of those.
I agree that it's too bad they stopped making the ERTL models, since they were the ones I collected.
I collected all the ERTL models from Seasons 1-4 from the TV series, and one or two from the Railway Series. (Culdee and Lord Harry to be precise). Still, its sad to see them go, and the ERTL models from Seasons 5-7 looked more realistic than the earlier models I collected. Makes me wish I collected those too.
I'm new here and I'm deaf... and I'm a big Thomas fan since I was a baby.. I have and still keep the ERTL models: Thomas old Thomas James Gordon Percy old Percy Donald Douglas Oliver Diesel Mavis Diesel 199 Culdred Bill Ben Toad Berite Harold the two Gordon's coaches Bulgy George Ternce
one miss: the Scrap Trevor.
I was wondering any stores in Melbourne, Australia, still selling ERTL models?
Post by *Showboi~Lee... on Mar 26, 2006 10:46:32 GMT
Yeah, in 2002 i got millenium thomas and the guy who served me at the shop said that the gold thomas in the blister pack was worth £70 and by then it was 7 years since it was first produced. making it value by £8.50 a year. so i guess it would be worth £104 but £52 without the blister pack.
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