Compare the Different Thomas Systems

Compare the Different Thomas Systems:

 Thomas Wooden Railway (this is what we carry exclusively):

We carry this system .

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  • Wooden Tracks
  • Wood Trains (with some plastic components)
  • Great STARTER SETS ... which are the best way to start your train collection.
  • Magnetic Couplers make it easy for kids to play with.
  • High Quality toys you will keep and hand down to future generations
  • Easily Expandable with additional tracks, trains and destinations
  • Manufactured by Learning Curve
  • Easily the most complete long running Thomas the Tank Engine System!



 Thomas Wooden Railway Early Engineers Line - New 2010:

WE carry these items.

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  • COMPATIBLE with the regular Thomas Wooden Railway Line
  • Wooden Tracks
  • Made for Toddlers ages 18 months and up
  • Magnetic Couplers make it easy for kids to play with.
  • High Quality toys you will keep and hand down to future generations
  • New in 2010
  • Manufactured by Learning Curve



Thomas Talking Railway :  Part of the Thomas Wooden Railway Line -

New 2009/2010

We carry these talking trains

Talking Thomas
  • These go on the regular Thomas Wooden Railway Line
  • Now to be confused with the older Talking engines that used an RDIF chip.  Thoase are being phased out.  They required special tracks to activate them.  These talking engines need to activators other than pressing the buttons on top of their tenders.
  • Magnetic Couplers.
  • Go on the Wooden railway track
  • by Learning Curve




Take-n-Play Thomas:  New 2010, made by Fisher Price

(We do not carry this item) 

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  • Plastic Tracks
  • Plastic  and Die-cast trains
  • Magnetic Couplers.
  • Smaller size than Thomas Wooden Railway
  • Limited destinations
  • Tracks are part of the destinations, not sold separately at this time
  • Grey plastic tracks (not compatible with Take along thomas)



Thomas Trackmaster:  now made by Fisher Price

(We do not carry this system) 

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  • Plastic Tracks
  • Plastic  Trains
  • Battery Operated Engines
  • Larger size than the wooden railway
  • Limited destinations, trains, tracks
  • beigh plastic track



Take Along Thomas:  NOW DISCONTINUED

(We do not carry this system

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This used to be produced by Learning Curve.  Fisher Price took over this liscense and now calls it Take-n-Play Thomas

  • Plastic Tracks
  • Plastic  and Die-cast trains
  • Magnetic Couplers.
  • Smaller size than Thomas Wooden Railway
  • gray plastic track


 

Tomica World / Tomy Thomas Trains / Tomy Blue Track: 

(We do not carry this system

NOW DISCONTINUED

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  • Plastic Tracks
  • Plastic  and Die-cast trains
  • Magnetic Couplers.
  • Larger size than Thomas Wooden Railway