Thomas and friends Bachmann, Hornby HO/OO model train fun. Unboxing of Spencer, Devious Diesel, Troublesome Trucks, Annie & Clarabel, Spencer’s Special Expensive Coach. Also a look over the mint in box Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway toys I picked up at a local train show. I have the Learning Curve era Thomas, Percy, Madge, Whiff, Isabella and Sodor Weather Tracker that was nice to find. Anyway it’s always fun to get out the train set and race the trains around the layout. My son loves to have really unusual diesel train combinations and high speed crashes are always part of the fun. The DVD I speak about is called Trouble On The Tracks, the first episode on that DVD is Thomas The Quarry Engine. This episode is very much like the earlier Thomas & Friends stories where the engines are all in a squabble. It was refreshing to see this style of Thomas storytelling.
Also a sneak peek at the 2015 Epping Model railway show, sadly the numbers were down and a lack of exhibits was disappointing to see. The most amazing exhibit there was Smuggler’s Cove made by Geoff Nott and Michael Flack. Sadly Geoff passed away during the construction of this layout. It’s On30 scale and it’s completely saturated in the most amazing model railway detail and scenery based on the New England area in the USA. Smuggler’s Cove is destined to be permanently exhibited in a new model railway exhibit established in Sacramento, California.