With railroad switches located at intervals along the track, kids can send Thomas along one of two routes into the steamworks. The flip of a switch will send Thomas out of the steamworks and around the track again. Otherwise, Thomas remains in the rotating pod, where kids can slide the crane into position, and then lower the claws to grasp and lift Thomas into the air. Other options include rotating Thomas with the spinner dial or turning on the repair tool to generate flashing lights and sound.
Reroute to the Sodor Steamworks for Exciting Repairs Because younger children may initially find it difficult to operate the crane or spin the rotating pod on their own, helpful instructions for play are included. Adults may want to demonstrate how to slide the crane into position and engage the claw to lift or drop Thomas. In order for Thomas to make a complete loop around the track, the rotating pod must be manually positioned in its proper place, and a switch must be disengaged.
It may take children a few tries before they are able to send Thomas smoothly in and out of the pod, but with a little help from adults, kids will love their dual role as conductor and repair specialist. The Thomas and Friends Train Set measures 24 x 15 (W x D) inches and works best on hard surfaces. Adults will want to assist with assembly, which takes approximately 30 minutes with the help of illustrated instructions. While the repair tool comes with batteries already installed, adults will need to help install the train's one double AA battery (not included). What's in the Box Spin and Fix Thomas Train Set, repair tool (LR44 batteries included), Thomas the Train ("AA" battery not included), assembly Required.The item "Thomas & Friends Spin & Fix Thomas at The Sodar Steamworks Set New Sealed VHTF" is in sale since Friday, August 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\TV & Movie Character Toys". The seller is "simplyvintagecollectibles77" and is located in Lynn, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Bahamas, Viet nam, Uruguay.