I’m a sucker for cheap toys and cheap RC toy trains. Lets see Thomas The Tank (powered wooden railway style) against an amazing $10 RC Bullet Train which has featured difficult to find in any toy train. It’s remote control features will amaze my audience but the big question is how long will this toy last? At Kmart Australia $15 will buy a Junior Train set which has a battery powered toy train that passes as James. The small track is compatible with TOMY blue track. But the real test comes when we add some Thomas & Friends wooden railway characters and wagons led by Diesel10. The Kmart train does a pretty good job, but when compared to the powered Thomas The Tank we can see a big difference in performance. Setting up a simple wooden railway layout with a bridge and bumpy track will test these cheap toy trains. As you will see there are problems, but sometimes this ends up as more fun and things go wrong. Children love it when trains crash or jump the rails. The ultimate test comes when I set up a Trackmaster hill climb (new Mattel track version). This is where the $10 RC Bullet train shines, and the other steam engine styled trains also do well except for one. And in seeing that one toy is broken out of box reminds us what we get when we buy cheap generic toys. I’m pretty sure the RC Bullet train will impress many people, but this toy needs to be put through a few weeks of rough home play before I can give it the tick of approval. Seeing the broken toy out of box has me a bit spooked. I show how to Thomas Up these toy trains by using the Thomas character faces found in the Lotte Thomas & friends candy. It’s a simple toy mod that I’m sure many train fans will do.
Here is what Kmart website says about toy trains
Kmart has affordable Toy Trains for kids of all ages. Get to your local Kmart store to see its great selection of toy trains. Toy trains are among the most-loved classic toys in the world, and right now, Kmart has a variety of your favorite styles at affordable prices. Whether you’re looking for durable toy trains for the kids or vintage-style collectible locomotives, Kmart is the place to shop for all of your toy train needs. Kmart also offers a great selection of toy train tracks, sets and accessories, which are sure to provide years of enjoyment. You can also find your favorite toy train brands and characters at Kmart, such as Thomas and Friends, Fisher-Price and Learning Curve.
Here is what wikipedia says about toy trains!
A toy train is a toy that represents a train. It is distinguished from a model train by an emphasis on low cost and durability, rather than scale modeling. A toy train can be as simple as a pull toy that does not even run on track, or it might be operated by clockwork or a battery. By the way, many of today model trains virtually blur the line between the two categories, being not strictly scale ones in favor of a robustness appropriate for children or a reasonable manufacturing.
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