All the sets feature engines and rolling stock with metal rivet wheels which allowed them to run on three-dimensional yellow plastic rails. The sets consisted of the Miniature railway and the Magnetic railway set. The Miniature railway consists of a layout featuring a tunnel, station, turntable with sheds and two cranes, one to transfer loads from a truck into Bulstrode. The Magnetic set features a similar track layout, but the trains are controlled by a Sir Topham Hatt figure on a small track plan map by the use of magnets (using the same moulds as the miniature railway set). Smaller sets appeared later on, consisting of Thomas and James sets.
These tri-fold sets could fold up and be easily carried to other locations for play. Miniature Railway: what you see in the pictures is what you will receive! Adverts for the toys were shown in Australia in 1998, with Keith Scott performing the voice-over. The large and small sets are incompatible between each other due to the size of the rolling stock and tracks.The miniature railway has three slots on it (complete with detachable buffers) and a shed with three berths, suggesting that other sets and characters may had been considered at some point with the large size. The item "Bluebird Thomas The Tank Engine & Friend Miniature Railway Ertl RARE" is in sale since Saturday, August 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\TV & Movie Character Toys". The seller is "wsilver3" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.