QUOTE: Originally posted by The Duke
I belive the book with all the stories has a map.
I have a different option for you, having already tried to introduce my 3 year old daughter to model trains. I was not easy. She wanted to grab them and make tunnels with her legs and all the things that kids should do with trains. Unfortunately, my constantly telling her not to touch quickly killed her interest. I couldn't find a way for her to play with my trains and not destroy them and my layout. For me the perfect solution was the Lego Duplo train sets. These have tracks that my daughter can lay buy herself, switch that she can easily operate and engines that run and, perhaps more importantly, can be dropped. The ability to play with Duplo people at the same time make it all a bit more really for kids who like to role play. And they do have Thomas the Tank Engine models. The ability to quickly build and modify the tracks even gave me some ideas for my own small layout. This is really a great toy.
thomas is going to be a big part of our railroad soon.santa told me so.if matthew doesnt pout or cry.....
Deshler Ohio-crossroads of the B&O Matt eats your fries.YUM! Clinton st viaduct undefeated against too tall trucks!!!(voted to be called the "Clinton St. can opener").
The TV show was shot on a series of sets that didn't connect.
And if I know TV, they shot all the scenes at one location before putting it away and shooting the next location.
Yeah, it is quite popular with kids over here as well, England, you need to keep an eye on the Hornby range, they do a large range of Thomas stock and accessories. The only problem you may have is that it is to the British 00 scale rather than HO, this makes it slighter larger but taking into consideration that Britain has a smaller loading gauge and smaller stock, the difference is not too much.
There are a few really great OO/HO scale Sodor based layouts on the exhibition circuit so should be a few on the internet as well, try Googling it for ideas/examples.
Best wishes and have a great Christmas.