Have been working for weeks getting my model train display ready for the many fall and winter model train shows. This was the big one locally this past weekend and had families of kids packed around the fence with them running 13 of the 21 trains with the Lion Chief controllers on the fence and many other animation and sound buttons for them to push. Take a look at the photos.
While they got some of the things not perfect in the interview they did well to cover it all. Everything worked fairly well during the weekend. A stray balloon over the fence derailed one train and a candy dropped onto the tracks had one train on top of it spinning its wheels. The odd track coming apart, and a screw fell out of the dummy truck on an engine shorting the track out. Other then that 2 long full days of the trains running. Added the new Radiator Springs buildings that have been coming out perfect timing with the release this past week of the " Cars 3" DVD The lights on these new Mattel buildings is stunning. Lots of color and trains racing around. A Circus, Cars Movie. Thomas, Paw patrol etc. theme's for trains attracted attention.
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Here is a video of the many nice scale layouts at the show;