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New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:46:16 PM »
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Saw these in a TRU the other day.  Not a huge fan of the redesigns.

Previous.


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Here's Annie and Clarabel


The unpainted wood portions are a 'feature'.   :|

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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 07:59:42 PM »
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Looks like a cost-reduction.  Items don't need to be masked and painted, just stamped.
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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 08:19:12 PM »
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Yep, pad printing at its "best".  But they are U-G-L-Y!

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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 09:49:22 PM »
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Yes, like with everything I see around me, the "new and improved" items are usually "cheapened and simplified".

You forgot to use the scale icon.  :trollface: :D
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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 10:26:04 PM »
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@GaryHinshaw would want to know why you didn't use a scale icon.   :x
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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 10:31:12 PM »
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Almost looks like a totally line to sell in addition to the original ones.
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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 10:55:30 PM »
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They sit too high and will need to be lowered. But at least they kept the body mounted couplers.  :D

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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 12:00:39 AM »
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Saw these in a TRU the other day.  Not a huge fan of the redesigns.

Previous.


New.


Here's Annie and Clarabel


The unpainted wood portions are a 'feature'.   :|

Jason

Interesting..

How much you want to bet, Thomas is now plastic with fake wood grain and pad printed over that..

I think old (non wood) Thomas had more wood than new wooden Thomas. 

Looks like Annie and Claribel are now Wood (maybe plastic) blocks mounted to plastic wheel base assembly.

And any car can now be subbed into the same assembly.

No wood for me on this..

The only plastic in my Brio Trains where the wheels, and the hoppers in my side dump hoppers.

Lots of wood there!..

~Ian

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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 12:44:34 AM »
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Still not decoder-ready. :| :P

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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 06:48:18 AM »
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I remember the Brio trains from before the introduction of the Thomas line. They were wood all through, including the wheels. And originally the couplers where far from automatic.




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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 09:15:23 AM »
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The new ones are going to turn the old ones into collector's items.  Time to list them on eBay for $1,000 each!  :D

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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 10:25:14 AM »
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Do they come in jewel cases?

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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 10:37:22 AM »
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Do they come in jewel cases?

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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 11:21:57 AM »
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So, you guys are still playing with Thomas?  :facepalm:     :o        :lol:   

I prefer real trains ;)   :trollface: :trollface: :trollface:



   

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Re: New Thomas Wooden Railway designs.
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 11:54:04 AM »
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So, you guys are still playing with Thomas?  :facepalm:     :o        :lol:   

I prefer real trains ;)   :trollface: :trollface: :trollface:



 

If someone would release a Thomas series in N scale that isn't  $5,000,000,000 (plaza japan) :x I'd buy it.