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Tomy Thomas with front coupler - jessetrains - 09-10-2020

I saw a what seems to be a normal Thomas with a front coupler. It does not look like a custom, but from the pictures it is hard to tell. I was wondering if anyone knew what it was.

Here is a link to a photo of it.

https://www.jauce.com/auction/d471985179


RE: Tomy Thomas with front coupler - Super - 09-10-2020

It may be the reversing Thomas.

Here is Ucwepn's video on the set...






RE: Tomy Thomas with front coupler - Mister No - 09-10-2020

Forward and reverse engine... Cool!  I'm seeing this for the first time... 
They could do that with some other trains, especially with one car units, like trams, the Hiei, the Negotiator etc. Smile


RE: Tomy Thomas with front coupler - Super - 09-10-2020

My thought first went to how easy would it be to adapt this motor to other Plarail trains that use the Thomas type motors.


RE: Tomy Thomas with front coupler - DalaGStanator - 09-10-2020

Yes, it is the forward/reverse version. However, Ucwepn tried it and the drive unit was slightly too long compared to the normal "Thomas type" (we need better terms for the drive units). As such, it can't fit in regular engines. Good thing the tinfoil piece method and Mr. Motorman can make normal ones go backwards.


RE: Tomy Thomas with front coupler - Super - 09-10-2020

Wasn't Ucwepns try with another Thomas shell and not in other Plarail engines (non-Thomas) that use the same Thomas like motors?


RE: Tomy Thomas with front coupler - Muddy Poppins - 09-11-2020

That is called “Back’n Go” Thomas...
It comes in this set:
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RE: Tomy Thomas with front coupler - Super - 09-11-2020

Thanks Muddy