Thomas and Friends Junior Playground

This is a DC driven OO layout specially constructed for the exhibition circuit. It provides two control panels in the front corners for children to drive trains around the two main lines. The usual Thomas and friends loco’s operate on the layout, but we can’t show the locos on here for copyright reasons. Toby also makes a regular appearance on the branch line, automatically shuttling in and out of scene.

The layout is set at low height, to make it eaiser for kids (and their adult ‘helpers’!) to sit at the layout and join in.

The images below show the layout in the later stages of construction. There is now a back scene to hid the rear storage tracks, and the ‘master’ controller in the far corner – which is used by the operators to limit the children’s controllers to at least “safe” speeds!