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shuttle train
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any one know anything about this set?
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It looks familiar but I might be confusing it with something else. Can't tell much from the small Thumbnail images...is it branded Tomy or Plarail? Can you read what its called? Have any luck searching for a video as it would be interesting to see it in action. Looking i the box there must be 2 different loads, balls and logs, and 2 different transport cars. It also looks like the train shuts off automatically when it reaches the top to dump its load but how does it return...manually? There also must be a center gear under the engine to engage ii that turntable. Interesting vintage looking set.
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#3
[Image: shuttle-01.jpg]

Found it here (no idea why it thinks I'm in Norway!)

and here (in fact Google 'Tren Minero Geyper' and you'll find a bunch of them)



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Oh, now I see, thats not the on/off switch, its forward/reverse. The video looks cool, completely automatic except for pushing the 2 buttons.

Thanks Dr Chris for the information and the video.
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I have to say this is awesome. I like this with all it can do without you having to do much
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(11-18-2019, 01:07 AM)chrisjo Wrote: [Image: shuttle-01.jpg]

Found it here (no idea why it thinks I'm in Norway!)

and here (in fact Google 'Tren Minero Geyper' and you'll find a bunch of them)




awesome video. I have know idea how you found that video. but its fantastic!
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(11-18-2019, 04:16 AM)Super Wrote: Oh, now I see, thats not the on/off switch, its forward/reverse. The video looks cool, completely automatic except for pushing the 2 buttons.

Thanks Dr Chris for the information and the video.

yes super. very automatic. I can't wait to fold it into a layout.
I might have to swap out the engine for a little boost Rolleyes
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awesome video. I have know idea how you found that video. but its fantastic!

I'm guessing this set is mid to late 1970's.
from my research it was a small line in plarail. only 2 sets were made. this 1 being the debut
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#9
Trevor, why do you think it is Tomy / Plarail ?
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(11-18-2019, 07:09 PM)chrisjo Wrote: Trevor, why do you think it is Tomy / Plarail ?

you know you might have a point. the box doesn't say tomy? and neither do the instructions.
however, this is the second set.
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now i'm not sure why these to sets are connected.  Confused
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(11-18-2019, 07:44 PM)Trevor369 Wrote: you know you might have a point. the box doesn't say tomy? and neither do the instructions.
however, this is the second set.

now i'm not sure why these to sets are connected.  Confused
That's all we need to find the first one, so there doesn't appear to be any connection between these and the Shuttle, as far as I can see.  The text at the top of each of these two boxes reads "Tomy - Panorama-Rail No.x". (So you can Google 'トミー パノラマレール No.2'  for example).

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More pictures here.

And a video: (I know it says Plarail in the English caption, but then in the text underneath it says it's smaller than Plarail, and that perhaps it's "Plarail's Cousin").



Note that the colouring is identical to the Plarail Yuenchi:

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And I found another video of the Shuttle Train:



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very cool chrisjo! thanks for that. i can't wait to check those out.

I just was wondering why this particular person linked these to sets together.

It was because of that..

i made an assumption. i was wrong.

but there must be some connection.

maybe it was just a personal one
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#13
Few corrections:

- SHUTTLE TRAIN is first produced in 1968 according to “corona1800sl”.
- It is not Plarail, but they are TOMY products.
- This set is made for Western exports, not to be sold in Japan.
- Currently, America and Spain have their own versions. Japanese version does not exist, only a ribbon that says “Action Plarail” in Japanese is tied onto the American version of the box for advertising. (Though not distributed in Japan)
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I believe I have the US version but I don't see anything with the term "Action Plarail" or Tomy for that matter on the box or in the instructions. It does say on the box end...

Manufactured in Japan for
Child Guidance Products inc.
Bronx, New York
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So this means that different versions of the set are manufactured in Japan and Spain...
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