We have been wanting to produce switch adapted trains for ages. Every time we visit Spring or Autumn Fair trains sets are high on our wish list and, so far, we’ve always been disappointed.
But this week we’ve made a break through; we found two we could switch adapt albeit each one will require us to do some work at getting the switch or controller in place.
The first switch adapted train is a universal favourite – Thomas the Tank Engine. This engine runs on the carpet – no track is needed. Thomas is also very simple to control as one button, or switch sends him forward and the second switch makes him reverse in a circle. With these two switches he can be made to drive along quite merrily. He also makes realistic train sounds.
Then we have a “First Friends Train” from Tolo. This switch adapted train runs on a track layout. We plan to make it switch accessible by building a switch-box containing a transmitter and build the receiver into the engine.