Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway - Pirates Cove Set
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- Features Pirate Ship, exclusive Skull Mountain, Treasure Tunnel, the Admiral, Thomas, Salty, and much more!
- 3 exclusive destinations
- Themed 41 piece set
- Vehicles aid in developing fine motor skills, color identification and counting skills
- Realistic details
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The Thomas Wooden Railway Pirates Cove is full of caves and secret tunnels. Legend has it that Pirates used to bury their treasure there. This adventure-packed set features a fun Pirate Shipwreck, Skull Mountain and Treasure Tunnel. Keep your eyes open - you never know when you'll find buried pirate treasure! Inspired by "Thomas and the Treasure" and the "Thomas and the Storyteller" stories, this adventure-packed, 41-piece set is full of fun and magical surprises. The Pirates Cove Set features the exciting Pirate Ship, the exclusive and exciting Skull Mountain, Treasure Tunnel, the Admiral, Thomas, Salty and much more. This set is sure to delight and inspire any little engineer to great adventures.
From the Manufacturer
Inspired by "Thomas and the Treasure" and "Thomas and the Storyteller" stories, this set is full of fun and magical surprises!
Top Customer Reviews
a. The Pirate ship is similiar to the mine shaft destination. Young engineers will be amazed as Thomas "disappears" and reapears poping out the front trap door. Curiously, the ship is arranged in the reverse direction to the natural flow of the track.
b. The Skull mountain features and imposing skull with a mouth that acts as a tunnel, the crest as a bridge. There is a lever in the track over the crest which releases a secret treasure. The chest can be looted and hauled away in the cargo car.
c. Down a ramp from the Skull mountain is another mountain with a tunnel a trap door, and a rock that moves to reveal a treasure map. Your little Engineers will love to let Thomas run down the track through the tunnel.
d. The track is very high quality. It fits snug and is stamped to look like a railway. It also has rugged grooves for gripping train wheels. There are two bridge risers, two merger track pieces, there risers (not including the ship) and a good stretch of other pieces. All the pieces are double sided but some look like roads on one side.
Brewster invades [WARNING: you may damage your set following this advice or decrease its resale value]
First, I noticed to my delight that Brewster fits easily through the map destination tunnel. No problem there. To the frustration of my little engineer, he does not fit through the ship trap door or the skull mouth.
a. I broke out the jigsaw and my son watched patiently as I carefully jigged the mouth wider, taking care not to break the through the grooves of the track above. I finished it with a serated knife and some elbow grease. Brewster just fit.
b. The ship was a bit tricky because the trap door is held by a rivit that won't pop out. So I drilled two small holes above the two holes holding the rivit. I ramed the trap door hinge rivit up into these holes using a hammer an chisel, taking care not to damage the plastic. No epoxy glue needed, Brewster fit through nicely even with this small distance modificatin.
c. I reversed the map mountain in they layout, making the track flow a continuous loop. Brewster ran over the skull opening the treasure, down through the tunnel, up over the [now shorter] bridge and through the ship, back around to loot the treasure in his cargo car! He drives hauls it through the mouth of the skull. Traintastic!
Not that it bothered her at all, but one caveat - there is a short section of elevated track supported on piers (leftmost section in stock photo) that tends to "collapse" (supported section slides away from piers) easily. Some youngsters may find that frustrating and some parents, when the youngsters need help setting the track again and again and again, may find "frustrating" too mild a term.... We didn't have that problem since the 2-year old wasn't interested in that section, but others may want to try something like rubber cement (sticky enough hold track on piers but non-permanent, so set can be taken down) or even a loop of masking tape.
As a model railroader who didn't succeed in luring any of my children into the hobby, I rate the set a huge success as a start in luring my granddaughter, at least.