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This unit would have really been cool if TYCO followed thru and created some of the different road names in the Turbo Train line. Prehaps they were deciding what engine should pull the freight car set and went with the Santa Fe. Either way, this and others would have been unique. enjoy, -Bob
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Oh man!! That is one awesome paint job! How was this ones body made? It's not quite the same as the ones they actually sold, but it looks to good to be hand-made.

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The train is a prototype that was created but never released for the Tyco Turbo Train series. I was lucky enough to acquire this train from an estate auction. While it was never intended to run on normal train tracks i just love the futuristic feel of the train on the rustic train layouts. I will eventually release this as part of my drawings/review of the Tyco Turbo Train sets.


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Welcome aboard. Nice photos of the rare set and your layout.

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Good find! Were there other prototypes in this estate auction? I remember when the original poster was first sharing pictures of the large batch of originals, but I can't remember what happened to the collection afterwards. I think it was split up and sold off at some point.

Nice layout and pictures!
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This was the only train Prototype I got, I did get an early version of the Slot Car turbo Train. I find it and post is later
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The Locomotive is made from a front and rear section from the production train blended together, the Caboose is a single piece vacuformed to shape

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Oh man!! That is one awesome paint job! How was this ones body made? It's not quite the same as the ones they actually sold, but it looks to good to be hand-made.

-cheez

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Comparison of all the Tyco Turbo Trains

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Just a few more images, looks nicer on an actual train layout

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The Locomotive is made from a front and rear section from the production train blended together, the Caboose is a single piece vacuformed to shape

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Oh man!! That is one awesome paint job! How was this ones body made? It's not quite the same as the ones they actually sold, but it looks to good to be hand-made.

-cheez

Originally posted by DaCheez - February 09 2008 :  1:12:39 PM



Originally posted by Jackill - August 27 2023 :  1:30:48 PM




Ah yes, I see it now, 15 years later. Love the shot with all the turbos together!
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I still missing the frieght set
Also wonder if Tyco-Town is still alive too
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Fabulous bump! Never knew about these odd balls!!!
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Attended the "North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs" Train Show in Plano Texas and I was able to place the Tyco Turbo Train Prototype on the "Spring Creek Rail Road" display, just like to see it in the wild.
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Attended the "North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs" Train Show in Plano Texas and I was able to place the Tyco Turbo Train Prototype on the "Denton Area Model Railroad Club" layout, just like to see it in the wild.
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The miracle of Tyco: thought I'd seen every variant of Tyco ever made, then this comes up!
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Went to the "Texas Northern Model Railroad Club" in Plano Texas and I was able to place the Tyco Turbo Train Prototype on the their layout, just like to see it in the wild.
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Went to the "Texas Western Model Railroad Club" in Forest Hill Texas and I was able to place the Tyco Turbo Train Prototype on the their layout, just like to see it in the wild.

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