Rob Fendler wrote:
The new trailer for Toy Story 3 shows Woody at the helm of a roughly Lilly Belle scaled locomotive. Its numbered 95 for the year the first Toy Story was released. I can't make out the lettering on the tender, but it closely resembles the C.K. Holliday.
Considering the Disney/Pixar partnership, it's quite possible that they got some inspiration from that engine! With Woody's themes, it's about time they had a train!
I have one of those Action Links sets, the train in it looks nice but more like a prop. I also have the Lego train, and I love it! Maybe it doesn't look exactly like the movie one, but for a Lego engine, it's a nice American type in its own right! And it is a clean break from previous Lego trains, it's just like the real thing's impact, an entirely unique and new engine, much different from the British ones before it!
The lack of a tender is a pain, but I just made one using the motor and base of the small "My Own Train" engine as a starting point! I tell ya what, Playmobil's got nothin' on this set!
Look forward to the Hornby set! Hope it's not too expensive!