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    Huge Lego train station MOC of 25000 bricks with Lego monorail and bus platforms
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    Huge Lego train station MOC of 25000 bricks with Lego monorail and bus platforms

    September 13, 2019


    Excuse me, is the next train on this platform stopping at area 51? Whah! Get out of my head! Excuse me, is there a train that goes from this station to area 51? Yeah sure! Track two in ten minutes! That’s great! Can I bring my crahsed UFO as extra luggage? If it’s not bigger than two meters wide Oh, I’ll leave it where it is then… Dude! Nice outfit! You’re also in today’s animation team? Animation is not amoung my subroutines. Now get out of my way or you will be terminated! OH crap, he’s the real deal! Oh crap, he’s the real deal! No, I’m just kidding with you! Let’s get some coffee overhere! I heard you can buy pizza here? Yeah, upstairs is a nice pizza restaurant with the best pizzas in town! So this is the pizza place? Yes, welcome! I’d like to order a pizza Margherita to take away please Marco, make him a pizza Margherita to take away Yes, sir. Anytime now! I have a gut feeling about a major fire starting here! Brought my fire extinguisher, don’t worry Frank, you’re gonna be just fine! Hey! Get down from there, that’s for authorized people only! You do not understand, the future of this station is at stake! I don’t give a darn! Get down right now or else! You shall not catch me! … and I dind’t like that very much, so I asked my cousin are you sure this is the right tree? And he… Could you please shut up for a while?? Oh, I’m sorry! Well you know, in the forrest I didn’t get to speak to a lot of people. Anyway,I asked my cousin about…

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    UNBOXING! Super Fun BRIO Metro Railway Set! Off to work on the Train Lab!

    September 11, 2019


    – [Man] When’s the next
    metro train coming in? – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Yay! (baby babble) – [Man] Door’s opening! (train whistle blows) – Train Lab! – [Man] Hey guys! We’re
    gonna do another surprise for Eric and Cody since
    we love Brio so much! This is the Metro Rail Set, and this is the coolest! It’s part of the Brio world set… Eric, Cody! – [Eric] Yeah! – [Cody] Yay! – [Man] What is it? – [Eric] The Brio Metro Train! – [Man] Whoa! We’ve
    been looking at that one for awhile
    haven’t we? – [Eric] Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Let’s open it! – [Man] Whoa! Where should we put it? Like right here? I think
    we’ve got a space for it – [Eric] Look what it comes with! It comes with all of this!
    So much! – [Man] Looks like 20 pieces, of like all the metro pieces… – [Eric] Yeah! – [Man] Is it battery operated too? – [Eric] No… – [Man] I think it is battery-operated. – [Eric] No it’s not – [Man] I think it is!
    It says on the outside of it. Oh! And there’s the beautiful brochure that really really likes Daddy’s wallet! (ringing) Look at that! There’s a
    couple of cool trains, oh we already have one
    of those tunnels too! And that’s the subway station? – [Eric] Where’s the Subway Station? – [Man] It’s in there! – [Eric] Is this the subway? – [Man] Yeah! It looks
    like the subway station – [Eric] I’ll get the subway out.. – [Man] Wow! That’s… – [Eric] Subway! – [Man] Wow I love that subway! – [Eric] Watch this! – [Man] Wow! The doors
    come open and closed too!? – [Eric] Yes!
    And look on the inside… – [Man] (awing) – [Eric] These little things… – [Man] Metro Maps… – [Eric] Ooh what is this? – [Man] – Couple of seats… – [Eric] What is this? – [Man] Looks like it’s the rail map. (high pitched) Ah! I’m going on holiday! – [Cody] And it comes with a suitcase! – [Man] Whoa! That’s so cool! He’s going on a trip! – [Eric] Does this drive? – [Man] It’s battery. – [Eric] The batteries
    are always for the lights – [Man] You think so? – [Eric] Yeah! – [Man] Huh- – [Eric] Because…
    you have to push it around – [Man] You do? – [Eric] Yes. – [Man] That’s sound and what? Sound and lights? – [Man 2] (affirmative) – [Man] Okay it’s sound and lights. What’s the sound? – [Eric] Well I don’t know! – [Man] Does it have some sound? – [Eric] No! – [Man] Hmm… it says it has sound. Let me see. Guess that’s
    where the battery goes. Ahh… (music plays) Where are we gonna put it? I think we’re gonna put
    it right in here huh? Put it right there? Oh! We even have a city
    bus in there! Look at that! So maybe we can put it
    right there and then, that would be a cool place… Can you join it in the tunnel, and then it goes straight out? – [Eric] Sure! – [Man] Oh that would be cool! – [Eric] But now we have two metros! – [Cody] That’s exciting! – [Man] Well this is just the tunnel, that will come into the Metro. – [Eric] Hey! – [Man] Oh that’s cool! – [Eric] Hey how’s about we put this, out this sign right here? – [Man] Whoa! Okay! Cool, so it’s got the metro ticket
    dispenser right there, and…
    metro rail map right there. – [Eric] And they can walk in, and we’ll- – [Cody] How about we put this right here? – [Eric] And wait for the metro. – [Man] When’s the next
    metro train comin in? – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Yay! – [Man] Doors opening! (whooing & laughter) – [Cody] We need a seat for our suitcase! – [Eric] Oh that goes front car. Need to put that in later. We put that in when the train backs up. First door closing! – [Man] (engine revving)
    Here comes the bus with more passengers! (brakes squeal) – [Cody] We don’t have
    a place for this one! – [Man] (high pitched) Wait for me! Wait for me! Wait for me! Oh! You’re filled up!
    Okay! I’ll go for the next one…
    Oh! You do have an extra train! – [Eric] (giggles) Yeah! – [Man] Yay! Come on in! – [Cody] We’re busy over here! – [Man] Oh! You have
    another one? Who can ride? The construction worker
    needs to get to work. Here he comes! – [Eric] The construction worker doesn’t need to come. – [Man] Yeah! Cause he needs to get to the Gantry crane area to drive his forklift. – [Eric] Wow! This is
    becoming a long train. – [Man] Whoa! It’s the morning rush hour. – [Eric] (mimics train chugging) – [Man] Boy! That’s a long
    early morning metro train – [Eric] Yes! – [Man] Wow! Everybody
    needs to get to work. – [Cody] Sir, get back here. – [Man] Uh oh… might be too long. – [Eric] It can’t. – [Man] Over to the ferry! Might have to take a couple at a time huh? (music playing) – [Eric] Might be… this person is actually too tall! – [Man] He is?
    Oh !I guess he is! Look at that. – [Eric] Oh that’s the end. Can’t hold any… – [Man] Okay go across the ferry. (ferry horn blows) – [Cody] We do it again? – [Man] Here we go! (boy mimics train) – [Eric] Oh the switch is wrong! We want to go this way!
    It sure is a long train! – [Man] Everybody is going to work… A bear who cares… A noob in a suit. – [Eric] Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! Rolling into the station! – [Man] Look! We’ve got everybody waiting to get loaded up! (screeching) – Okay let the people get off… Stopped at the work site, hauling all that load for the day! Lots of customers with lots of loads! – [Eric] This guys riding the gentry, this guy getting the forklift. – [Man] Cool (engine whirring) – [Eric] This guys not driving – [Man] Okay! I’m ready for a load! Looks like the ships almost unloaded! There we go! See you later!
    Going for another load! (mimics boat horn) – [Eric] Hey there guys!
    Come on, hop in! – [Man] Is it lunch time already? – [Eric] Yes! – [Man] Oh! Okay! I’m off! Beep!
    I’m off! (engine whirring) – [Cody] (train sound effects) – [Eric] Well I’m heading
    back from the metro. Because the big long
    train is getting ready. And now the driver’s are gonna switch. – [Man] Okay – [Eric] Train ways – [Man] Did you have a
    good time with Brio today? – [Eric] Yes. – [Man] How about you Cody? – [Cody] Yes! – [Man] We love Brio! – [Eric] We love Brio! – [Man] We love Brio. – [Eric] Yeah! Too much! (laughter) – [Man] See you later!
    Everybody’s going home. (train whistle) – TrainLab!

    Epic Race! Chuggington Action Chugger and Shinkansen race for the fastest train in the world!
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    Epic Race! Chuggington Action Chugger and Shinkansen race for the fastest train in the world!

    September 6, 2019


    [Eric} Go! [Dad] oh! It’s head-to-head! TrainLab [Dad] Woah! What’s going on guys? [Eric] We’re having a race! [Dad] What kind of a race? [Eric] Do you see all the engines we have around? Those are the engines we’re going to be racing. And the Shinkansen! [Dad] And Action Chugger! Racing to see who really is the fastest train in the world. [Dad] And I’ve got Action Chugger ready to go over here. Okay ready, set… [Eric] GO! GO! Okay Action Chugger is off! [Dad] The Shinkansen? What’s going on with the Shinkansen? he’s paused. Oh,
    Action Chugger is catching up! He’s catching up! [Dad] Maybe Action Chugger is faster than Shinkansen… [Eric] The Shinkansen is still not being hit. [Dad] Yeah, but Action Chugger is going to catch him quick! Oh noooo! Ohhh! Action Chugger pushes the Shinkansen off the track. [Dad] And the first round goes to Action Chugger! [Dad] So, to even up the playing field, Shinkansen has a brand new set of batteries. He’s looking pretty fast… and Action Chugger is going to have his cars on. Oh look at that, Action Chugger is fairly slow now… But the Shinkansen is blazing fast! [Eric giggling] The Shinkansen has new batteries! [Dad] Look how fast that thing is! He’s definitely catching up! Oh my goodness, look at that he’s moving so quick! Oh he’s going to be right behind Action Chugger here! Oh! If he doesn’t… he almost derailed! Can he keep going? Oh no! He derailed! Quick! He needs to be fixed! Action Chugger is going to catch up. Quick! Quick! [Eric laughing] [Dad] Action Chugger is going to catch up! [Eric] Here! [Dad] Oh there we go! Whew! He’s back in action, and catching up! [Eric laughing!] Look at that! Shinkansen is looking like he’s having a bit of a malfunction. Oh! Oh! [Eric laughing!] He’s in his review lights! Oh he caught him! but can he be powerful enough to push Action Chugger? off the rail? I don’t know! [Eric] but he’s coming off the rail! [Dad] Yes he is coming off the rail… He’s fast but he’s light! That’s the problem… Oh! No! [Eric] Again! And Action Chugger wins the round. [Dad] Okay, looks like we have a modification to the track there… [Eric] That’s the finish line [Dad] Looks like we have a big long head-to-head track! Are you ready? [Eric] GO! oh no we have a malfunction at the start [Eric] Go! Look at that… look at that! The Shinkansen! [Eric] GO! Yes! The Shinkansen is the fastest train! [Eric] I wish Action Chugger was the fastest train. [Dad] Oh no! Let’s have another race, best out of three… Were you disappointed Action
    Chugger didn’t win? [Eric] so I’m going to make him go faster! How’s that? What are you gonna do? I’m going to make him go faster by putting new batteries [Dad] Ohhh… Even the score! Alright, let’s do it! [upbeat rock music] We’re going to have the full trains race head-to-head [Eric] Ready… Set… Go! It’s head-to-head! But the Shinkansen is moving ahead! And the Shinkansen wins! [Eric] And crashed! Crashed into the stop. [Dad] It’s the world champion… The Shinkansen train. Alright guys thanks for watching! [Eric] Thumbs up if you like this video! Don’t forget to subscribe! TrainLab

    Lawine! Was tun?
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    Lawine! Was tun?

    August 30, 2019


    AVALANCHE! What to do? To prepare for the dangers of avalanches on your skiing trip, you should stay on the marked ski runs. Nope, not doing it. Also you should listen for noise under the snow, which indicate danger. Nope, not doing it. And you should always take someone with you. Nope, not doing it? If you are in a avalanche try getting out to the side. Nope, not doing it. Perform swim moves. Nope, not doing it. When the avalanche comes to a stop, form a cavity with your hands in front of your mouth and nose. Nope, not doing it. Stay on the run or you’ll be run over. …or at least take a location transmitter and a avalanche airbag.

    Thomas and Friends Duplo Train Mystery Wheel Races
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    Thomas and Friends Duplo Train Mystery Wheel Races

    August 30, 2019


    Mystery Wheel races! we’ve got our DUPLO
    trains out in here! with bubble makers! team white; Toby and Spencer. Team Blue;
    Gordon and me, Thomas. team red: yarr Salty and James. and team green;
    we have Percy and William who’s this guy? ah I have no idea? you don’t know who
    this is? whose face is it? whose name is it? whose
    crane is it? is this cranky the crane, except he’s a train? cranky the crane
    train. better not tell rocky and Harvey, this isn’t gonna go well. and we have the
    bubble cycle here! make us a bubble, buddy! what’s it gonna be? who’s it gonna be?
    what color? red! which engine you want? James? white! you pick Toby? Toby
    versus James, any predictions? Toby? you guys say Toby, I’m gonna pick James. I
    think he’s gonna be the winner. we’re operating the gazillion bubbles bubble
    cycle, look at these bubbles! the bubbles are everywhere! hey Liam, are you
    ready? oh who won that one? instant replay! and the replay shows James to
    be the winner! How you doin’ cranky? cranky the Train?
    thank you though I don’t think you’ll fall down at all.
    all blue, going Thomas? Thomas versus cranky, any predictions? cranky? I’m with
    you always. okay cause if you look at cranky, is leading and Thomas is
    following. yeah but he landed on his on his wheels. he’s like a cat. Bubble maker,
    we’re getting ready to race get all these bubbles! this is a gazillion
    bubbles. cranking Thomas are we ready set go!
    oh that was definitely thomas who won that one
    I wanted cranky to win two guys but it was Thomas I won that’s for certain
    Josie are you gonna spend Josephine pick pick an engine who are you gonna pick
    who are you gonna pick oh I think she’s picking salty greed is not going to do well that time
    we have salty and Percy any predictions on this race guys salty it’s a sea race
    so I think maybe salty might do good bubble bubble psycho here’s a good
    battle red and green are you ready well that was a good race but salty are
    actually does end up winning that one final race of the first round will show
    the classic battle Spencer and Gordon any predictions on this one guys you
    guys say Gordon Dodds going with Spencer because he’s sleek and strong gazillion
    bubbles bubble cycle ready set go guys I think I was Spencer too I think I was Spencer Gordon gets
    eliminated interesting lineup going into the second round Green has been
    eliminated we’ve got one blue with Thomas all of our red make it to the
    next round and then we have white and Yuma Spencer who’s gonna get the trophy did he break the trophy yeah would you
    do that you can’t eat it blow I wonder who she’s gonna pick folks Thomas so uh one who your choice is well done Thomas
    versus Spencer any predictions here guys I think Spencer’s gonna win – good luck
    Thomas Thomas and spats are ready Warren a
    great race that was but ultimately Thomas comes ahead of Spencer Thomas
    against everyone else’s predictions makes it onto the final good job for the
    number one Tank Engine this means the other semifinal match will be a red
    versus red as salty takes on James let’s get ready to race buh-buh-buh holes look at those bubbles
    wow that’s a gazillion bubbles are we ready team rad James Wang what do you get are you try
    to get salty over there that’s a very salty fish and in the final race it
    looks like James and Thomas will race for the Sodor cop we think that Sir
    Topham Hatt let’s see more bubbles look at those you show your bubble sustain
    game wow look at all these bubbles we’re celebrating the race is here today which
    gazillion bubbles bubble cycle okay for the final are we ready James we might
    have to go do that nice thing goes James – we might have to go to instant replay
    on this one and figure out who the winner is and today’s overall ultimate
    where is James at the Sodor cop and the crowd goes crazy making bubbles forum I
    love this game isn’t it awesome and look at all the bubbles on this cycle either
    makes motorcycle noises much braver love a boat on let’s see it
    oh maybe he’s going to Lake Sodor I’ll get him in the boat Oh
    horsey cranky raise some more he wants to cranky race to work all right why is
    there tophi in the bottom of Lake Sodor going into lakes order to find his old
    and Schulte that you love what’s lost okay good luck finding the golden trophy
    oh he found it all right let’s get up on some wheels and we have him race sir
    topham had in his boat versus cranky the crane train are you ready who’s going to
    find Sir Topham Hatt Oh cranky oh I think cranky why not cruising Thomas are
    you ready for the best friends battle oh I think Thomas won that one oh that so
    here’s a rematch of the tender benders whoa that was fast and furious Gordon coming apart at the seams here
    folks Toby and James are you ready whoa I think I was James had time and it’s
    the seaside battle let’s see how these guys do I am boy they set go oh nice
    supercar I think that boat actually won look it’s day two flow to any way into
    the trophy salty how you doing buddy hey guys click here to watch another video
    and like here to subscribe to our channel bye

    Beyblade Turbo Burst Fest!  Hasbro SlingShock Rail Rush Stadium Tournament!
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    Beyblade Turbo Burst Fest! Hasbro SlingShock Rail Rush Stadium Tournament!

    August 27, 2019


    hi guys welcome blast zone today we
    are gonna be doing an awesome rail rush slingshock burst fest with all the six
    slingshock beyblades wonder valtryek luinor, achilles, emperor forneus
    valtryek, each battle first the four points single
    elimination we’re gonna find out who’s the best burst here make sure you stick
    around to the end of this video because we’re having a special poll I want to
    know from you guys which Bay is the best right here let’s
    get into these awesome battles my throat has been bothering me today I have a
    sore throat so I can be screaming as much good news for your headphone users first of four points wins single elimination first battle Z Achilles
    wonder valchek W for darker let’s do this to one little bit personally I
    walked out cheerfully go ultimate Jack alright so I need to use the rail rush pipe first Birds today to zero there
    isn’t he one is because he went for a power hit in the rail rush that’s what
    everybody needs to do to the other opponent three two one go achilles use
    up he’s using the boost there if he can’t attack him it’s over stark my screen there I just felt like
    it 4-0 no matter what I think it doesn’t matter people dominate can my
    lobby kid wonder bell signal healings on the next battle is wonder who now
    cheering w-4 and luinor for let’s do this three two one one of the round
    trips already wants to go rule ultimate bloody attack he’s losing sama that guy
    loses sama real fast and bursaries he just has to get his left foot that’s
    right and it’s 1:04 Luud or since the burst fest – we’ll make valchek briefs
    by using the best tactic in the world ready guys let’s do this guy’s well true did you guys see that attack
    so close diversity 1:1 let’s do this three two one zero beyblade burst him
    if they attack head-on then it’s gonna be a big attack but since these guys are
    left and right it’s kind of gonna be stem it’s to one you want to router 23
    two on the toy alliterated so basically wonder around pictures set this tool get
    on my face kid your bed so next battle he’s gonna be making a bow shape versus bell shaped next show best out of this round
    Zeke he leaves red blue and thirty except for versa four point six two
    three two one I love forty so a my god he’s the Chris they’re doing that rail
    rush things I think someone’s gonna burst here or
    big spin out Zeke and these were so close to bursting he didn’t get some
    really good attacks right it’s one hero and performances with new people in it
    go for beyblade attack with the rail rush got this ooh
    he lost some seminal really harder no I you’re back
    for Nia’s final round it’s gonna be a vowel track versus four knees
    let’s see who wins it this is the semi-finals wonder about your dark skin
    and wonder about red boots kitten one-zero the bride wonderful trick 1 so
    it’s 1 0 take one away motor purrs motovun my roots in this
    greatest battle the underdog gets hit real hard in the beginning and then goes
    out with the first yes the bright wonder Beltre pulling that let’s do this guy’s
    – one right one come on dark one come back to the test
    oh well with a drag attack it’s like I’m gonna drag you into you so your stand-up dude is the first here it’s an
    elimination oh my god looks like he’s winning the attached our 321 anyone oh I
    wonder fell to their comeback to the DA that drag hit don’t and I think I lost
    my voice doing that that was awesome look came into the attack only to burst
    you know and he was like no just use the best bursar hair is will endure valchek
    dark I want him to win and thorniest and for let’s do this I think 20s is just
    gonna block all the tests no use the railroad whoo huge attack but he lost
    all stamina doing that attacks diva diva move 14 cm ooh 40s quite a thick one
    more oh it moves him quite a bit I have not seen a single semi what what they
    used to call it I forgot because I haven’t seen a single one lately what is
    it likely versus the same time semi simultaneous first yes
    1:04 niece is winning reach 11240 attack oh my god did you see that attack power
    and getting to to zero I say something bonus
    Wednesday now guys the moment of truth I want to hear from you make sure to
    take this bulb of my head and tell me which one is your favorite out of these
    six thank you guys coming back please subscribe please like make sure to go to
    our merch we got some new blader design as you see right here the Billy the
    blazing it’s awesome guys so make sure to go to our teaspoons talk down below
    in the description below Merry Christmas if I don’t upload a
    video last song head go clean I didn’t wanna do that but you gave me no choice
    here we go blossom kid the bridge is by strike
    important until you go video la la I’m simple boy your toys gonna show you
    who’s boss I might wear the clothes but I aint Santa Claus when I see your face
    I’m come unhinged the only reason people watch you is so they can branch on green
    I mean it’s time to go next make your 1 don’t make you cry your toys
    will say bye behind income corner salty would you like it done me and fake
    blader a corner in don’t want send you to the blossom gonna make you flinch
    it’s time to stop the youtuber who says I bother street like a little kid are
    you a 4th grader I thought I had this beat – my bro Beybladers back I’ve been
    waiting for my chance to help you get wet
    the Grinch is gonna blast you put you in your place it’s time we wipe that smile
    off your ugly little face straight you got some subs we can elevate for you
    scream too much bro you’re gonna make our kids bleed when we’re done with you
    all your toys will be done you’ll be spending all your money the Grinch
    bake later on I’m begging you is a cinch so get ready blossom we’re gonna make a
    run no more tricky videos or bye guys so bye guys that’s one

    A Model Train Video For Kids (And The Young At Heart)
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    A Model Train Video For Kids (And The Young At Heart)

    August 26, 2019


    What would you think about living in a house
    that was full of model trains? Where you’d have to step over the tracks
    just to get around. I’ve taken over a bedroom
    and turned it in to a train yard. The tracks go down the hallway,
    but there is enough room to walk
    if you straddle the tracks. The dining room and living room
    are pretty well covered with tracks… And there are even tracks going through the kitchen… Out in to the garage… In to our side yard… And the trains come back in the house
    through our patio door, past a little waterfall. It seems crazy, right?
    How can someone live this way? Well, it’s not this way every day. But today I’ve sure got the place covered with
    a lot of track for this layout, don’t I? And you’d probably be surprised to know
    that my wife is OK with it. As long as it doesn’t stay like this for very long! This layout will exist for just two days
    before I put it all away again. And in case you’re wondering,
    what you see in this video is about
    $15,000 worth of model train equipment. Running on the layout today
    I’ve got a real collector’s item… The classic Santa Fe Super Chief Passenger train,
    led by an EMD F7 locomotive. I’m also running one of my newest trains,
    the Norfolk Southern First Responders train… My other Santa Fe diesel locomotive,
    a GE Dash 8, pulling freight cars… The Coca Cola train… Thomas The Tank Engine… Thomas’ friend, Percy… James The Red Engine is sitting on a siding
    really hoping that he might get to run at some point! And finally, we’ve got Emily,
    another of Thomas’ friends… And try something fun while you’re watching this video… Every time you see Emily on the screen,
    just say “Hi, Emily!” OK? Let’s try it, shall we?
    Like this… Hi, Emily! Now, let me take you through the full layout… From the perspective of a camera
    mounted on top of the Coca Cola train. And we’re going to slow down a bit right here…
    as we enter the train yard… Where several of the trains
    that I’m not running right now
    are parked on their own sidings. Back out in the hallway…
    Hey, there’s Thomas down in the living room! And I have to admit that this one is my favorite:
    the Santa Fe Super Chief. In the comments,
    let me know which train is YOUR favorite. Now we’re doing a loop around the dining room table. And we head in to the kitchen,
    and right out in to the garage… Where we’ll make a turn out the service door
    to our side yard. Now if you pay attention to the sound of the engine… You can tell it’s a slight uphill until this pipe here… And then the train speeds up
    as it goes down a very slight downhill slope. Oh!
    I should have trimmed back those leaves there! And we’ll go right in our patio door
    to the living room,
    which is full of trains… Past the book case and behind the couch. Now watch here shortly
    where the tracks cross over themselves. There it is. Sometimes a train will derail right there. Hi, Emily! We’re heading in to the garage now… And approaching the red tunnel. (laughing) Hi, Emily! That wooden structure over on the right there
    is our Puppy Palace. If you don’t know what that is…
    follow the link that should be up at the top of the screen right about now. We’re going past a row of fruit trees on our left there… But they’re so tall you can’t see them. You only see low things… LIKE THESE LOW HANGING LEAVES COMING UP HERE!
    WATCH OUT! And that right there
    is one full trip on the main line through the layout… A two and a half minute ride. But there’s more to this layout than just the main line. There are also a couple of short loops
    with other trains on them. Here’s the view from the top of
    the Santa Fe Super Chief… As she does a short loop around the living room. There’s one place, as it passes the couch,
    where the clearances are kind of tight! And the other little loop
    that goes around the living room… Has Thomas and Percy running on it… But I messed up when I shot this
    and I forgot to turn on Thomas’ steam train sounds. Sorry! Now, my favorite part is coming up here! Watch out!
    It looks like we’re going to crash in to James! Ooh, close call! We’ve got to see that again,
    only this time from the camera mounted on Percy. (Laughing) I love that! And here’s how it looks from a different perspective. I told you that sometimes a train would derail there! Now I’m going to be quiet
    for most of the rest of the video… And let you enjoy the sounds of the trains… As we view the layout from the perspective
    of a camera mounted on a different train… The Santa Fe Dash-8 locomotive… Which is one of my favorites
    because it has a great sounding horn! Hi, Emily! Hi, Emily! Hi, Emily! Hi, Emily! Now we’ll do one more complete run on the main line… This time with train music! If you enjoyed this video,
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    Rare Model Steam Train Runs Inside My House
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    Rare Model Steam Train Runs Inside My House

    August 26, 2019


    Now let’s put Thomas’ friend, Emily, on the layout… Along with another real collectors item,
    the Coca Cola train. Now let’s change the view
    and watch things from Emily’s perspective. And the G-scale version of Emily doesn’t have
    a speaker or built-in sound effects… So, we’ll be mostly hearing the Coca Cola train
    in the background. Unless, every now and then, I decide to toot
    that train horn I bought recently! (Sound of a train horn) (Sound of a train horn) (Sound of a train horn) I want to show you something cool
    about the Coca Cola train… This box car right here
    has a speaker and sound system inside of it. And with the flick of a switch,
    it plays an old Coca Cola jingle… As it goes around the layout. If you enjoyed this video, help me out by
    hitting the thumbs up button. That let’s YouTube know that this is a good video… That they should be recommending to other people. And leave a comment.
    I read every one of ’em. If you haven’t already, subscribe to my channel… So that YouTube will recommend
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    A Six Year Old Runs This Model Railroad!

    August 24, 2019


    In my previous video,
    I showed you a new layout for my model trains… That took them through my garage… Down the driveway… Up the sidewalk… And over to my next-door neighbor’s house… Where 6 year old Maddox lives. Today’s video is kind of a behind-the-scenes video… About how I made that last one. I want to start by showing you
    the camera setup I used… To shoot a lot of that last video at track level. Thomas The Tank Engine was featured
    in quite a bit of that last video… And the most interesting thing about
    The G-scale version of Thomas… Is how his eyes move from side to side
    as he travels down the tracks. So, to make a good video about Thomas… It’s important to get a whole lot of shots
    that show Thomas head-on. I attached a GoPro on to Thomas’ friend, Percy… And placed Percy on the tracks in front of Thomas. Then I had Maddox run them both at the same speed… With just enough spacing between Percy and Thomas… So the camera would have a nice view of Thomas
    and his moving eyes. It took some practice for Maddox to figure out
    how to keep the two trains travelling together
    at the same speed… And with just the right amount of space between them to get some good video of Thomas. And by the way, look at my completely dead front lawn! We’re in a huge drought in this part of California. Last year, we got about HALF
    of our normal rainfall amount. So, our city has strict water rationing in place… and I had to simply turn off the sprinklers
    for the front lawn… So that I could have enough water to at least
    keep my back yard nice and green. Anyway,
    Maddox is pretty good at controlling the trains… And eventually,
    after a lot of trial and error
    at matching the speeds… And keeping the two trains
    just the right distance from each other… He got some good video for me. Now speaking of trial and error… For the first part of my video,
    where I was running my Amtrak passenger train… I had the camera mounted
    along the right side of the locomotive… And that created a few issues! First off, there needed to be enough clearance
    on the right side of the track… For the camera to get through
    without bumping in to anything. You’ll see here I had to pull the trash can
    out of the way at the last minute… To keep the camera from bumping in to it. The other thing about having a camera hanging
    over one side of the locomotive is that… It makes the whole thing unstable. On straight track, it still ran OK, but… At the bottom of the driveway there’s a curve to the left
    with the cement sloping down to the right. I’m going to pause the video right here for a second. Watch what happens when the locomotive tries
    to go through that curve… With the extra weight of the camera hanging
    over the right side. So, after that I made a few adjustments
    and I got things working… So that the locomotive could successfully
    go down the driveway… And make the curve on to the sidewalk. The rest of the sidewalk portion of the layout
    was no problem because… That was just a long run of flat track. And the trains were even able to make it up the slope
    of Maddox’s driveway. Which is not a given. Slopes are hard for model trains. The real tricky part of the layout
    was the section I had built… To get the trains back from Maddox’s driveway… Around the side of his house… And through the garden in front of my house. Now some guys
    probably would have carefully measured
    the number of inches of clearance they needed… And walked down the entire length of the track… To make sure there was enough clearance during
    the entire route, but… That’s not really my style! I just did a test run and hoped for the best! But that’s a risky strategy
    that can lead to a crash or two… Which it did! Luckily, GoPro cameras are pretty tough,
    so I managed to NOT damage the camera at all
    in that little incident. The final incident that occurred
    because I didn’t check the clearances
    on the right side of the track… Was when the train reached the garden hose. And that impact was severe enough
    to derail the train… But not enough to cause any damage
    to the train or the camera. So, that’s a little behind the scenes look
    at how that last video was made. If you want to see how that video turned out,
    I hope there’s a link to it on the screen right about now… And there will definitely be a link to it
    in the description of this video. And one more thing before I go… Yesterday I was up in the Sierra foothills near the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park… And I unexpectedly ran across a little railway
    called the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad. In the old days, this was a logging railroad. Now it’s a little passenger train for tourists… That takes them on a one-hour very-scenic tour
    through the redwoods and the mountains. And here is my favorite part! Check out the beautiful sound
    of this train’s steam whistle. That sound is music to my ears. I’m Jim Zim. I’m crazy about trains, and cruise ships. That’s pretty much what my YouTube channel
    is all about these days. Wait until you see my next video! I’m going to show you something
    I’ve never shown you before. I think you’ll get a real kick out of it. Subscribe to my channel
    if you haven’t done so already… So that you don’t miss the next video! There should be a link on the screen right about now
    to another one of my model train videos
    that I think you’d really like. Just click on it to start it playing. And, hey, thanks for watching!