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  vintage tomy oddballs
Posted by: sunhuntin - 1 hour ago - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - No Replies

the first pic i found on ebay. judging by the traction tyre, it appears to be a re-stickerd "chug along" wagon. sold listings on ebay revealed another from the same set.

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and this one i found upstairs. its a livestock wagon with a drop down side, but i wasnt aware they came in this color. red, green, white, light blue and grey are standard. i can see no sign of this color in any of the old catalogues i have.
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such a fascinating world this is!! i wonder what else my sort out will uncover. Smile

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  how to spot fake parts?
Posted by: sunhuntin - 3 hours ago - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (5)

i have been sorting my mountains of tomy BPT over the last week, and during the sort, closer inspection of parts has revealed quite a bit that was lacking the tomy logo. some are stamped made in china, others say thailand.

does every single geunine tomy piece say 'tomy" on it, or could it be logical quite a bit got missed? i am not just talking about tracks, but also the yellow girders/risers and the step risers as well. and its all types of tracks, from straights and curves to the A/B riser curves, stop tracks and points. even some half straights.

also, i found some track that didnt have the "lines" on the track, but more like a rough surface. some other had the lines, but very faintly done. both types are stamped as made in japan. i am keeping these for now, as i wonder if they are early plarail, like from the time of the push along range.

best find was a number of quarter length male/female adapters with tomy on one side and plarail on the other. i know they have been discussed here before, but its been a while since i have seen them Big Grin

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  How to reconnect a wire on the Plarail 2003-2014 James?
Posted by: Trainboy90 Productions - 02-10-2019, 10:56 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (14)

I decided to give sodiering a try, my first project is to reconnect a wire on my 2004 Plarail Talking James because the wire has been disconnected. Does anybody have tips on how this can be done?

I'll start on this project as soon as I get my new Sodiering Iron Kit to start of repairs. I won't be doing all my repairs but it will be useful for motor swaps on engines with soldiered on motors.

I have Ripley replace the corroded Battery Terminal in the Express Coach

Here's photos:
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This can also be done on these Plarail engines:
1995-2015 Gordon Models
1994-2014 James Models
1993-2018 Henry Models
1996-2018 Edward Models

Flat Type and other drive units have different procedures

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  Plarail New Releases
Posted by: AOF04 - 02-05-2019, 11:11 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (1)

I have just seen the pre-orders have come out on Hobby search for the following.
Thomas & Friends Nia Ace Go Adventure Set (Plarail)
TS-18 Plarail Yong Bao (Plarail)
Release End March
https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c...ail+thomas

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  Best Way: Snoopys Sopwith Camel
Posted by: Super - 02-02-2019, 01:48 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (3)

This YouTuber has figured out a neat way to run Snoopy's Sopwith Camel Plane with the use of a couple of Chuggington Auto-U Turns. And, they built the whole Layout inside a Bay's Crib. Smile 



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  Talk 'n' Action Thomas repair question
Posted by: confusedanddelayed - 02-01-2019, 02:21 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (9)

Well, I was this close to getting my first TnA train (english speaking Thomas), but the train was damaged during its trip through the USPS. Apparently something hit it hard enough to literally cause the wheels on one side (motorized and front non motorized) to break in half. I'm assuming the wheels were already pretty brittle for this to happen, but still aggravating. Before I send it back to the seller for a refund, I wanted to ask if anyone knew whether it would be possible to replace the axles on a TnA thomas with the axles from a similar year "normal" thomas? I suspect the answer is no, or perhaps it is possible, but opening up the engine is a complicated affair, but I wanted to solicit advice from the smartest tomy train people on the web! Thanks in advance.

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  Tomy's Original Ferry Boat Set?
Posted by: Super - 01-30-2019, 09:56 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (3)

Tomy's Original Ferry Boat Set?

I think this vintage Ferry Boat set is better than the modern ones especially the Trackmaster II one. Anybody have more info on this as I am having a hard time locating anything like the year of release. The older Tomy Logo and metal cog driven motor would seem to indicate a release anywhere from 1967 to 1981.  I also found it curious that the On/Off swotch is on the bottom.  I would love to see a video of it in action. I like those space needles too.

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Although not the same exact set, I did manage to find a video. So there are at least 2 versions. I love how the tracks has simulated 'waves'. Curious that the Theme for this set is the USA. According to Corona (maker of video) the rotating tower on one end was not part of the other set.



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  Did anyone from BPT win this one - Amazing Talk n Action Lot?
Posted by: ripley802 - 01-23-2019, 11:33 PM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (2)

I was hoping to snag this one for a low bid but that quickly shot through the roof in the last 20min.  Hoping someone may have gotten lucky and won this one.  Great deal still to pick up all of the TnA characters.  

https://www.jauce.com/auction/d339684641

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  PLARAIL Pre-orders
Posted by: Muddy Poppins - 01-23-2019, 11:27 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (4)

Does anyone know when the PLARAIL Thomas & Ace, Nia, and Yong Bao 3 pack is due to be released, and has anyone has seen pre-orders being taken anywhere?
Thank you!!

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  How Many Motorized Road Vehicles Are There?
Posted by: Super - 01-21-2019, 08:21 AM - Forum: Takara/TOMY/Plarail/Tomica world - Replies (20)

Since we haven't been able to locate a site that shows all the Motorized Cars and Trucks that Tomica, Plarail and Tomy made throughout the years. I thought a Member created research List showing what we all have or one that we came across. Names and dates would be helpful too. These come in various branding like, Tomica World, Motor Tomica, Tomy/Tomica, Tomy, B/O Tomica. This may end up a great tool for those interested in the variations which I think are interesting.

Please do not Post Listings from the Online Auction or Sale sites or just a picture of your entire collection, Lets just keep it to individual Pictures and Discussions only so we can compile a true list. What we are looking for is all the different ones so if you have picture of one not listed here in a Post we would be interested in that. Maybe we can assemble a complete list of all that was ever made eventually.

Also, if anyone has a vehicle that is in better condition than any one pictured in the list, please Post an individual picture so I can replace the picture in the list with one that is in better condition.

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