Posted by Robert Johnston on Nov 6th 2017
We would like to introduce toy train fans to the world of Playmobil parts collecting. Although Playmobil toys are intended for use by young kids, they are also extremely popular among adult collectors as well, due to their endearing qualities and the sheer volume of parts available. It just so happens that Playmobil parts are compatible with G scale trains! They are especially suitable for indoor layouts, but can be used outdoors for brief periods, or longer with adequate protection from ultra-violet light. Clear coat UV protective spray paints are available at arts & crafts stores. The range of Playmobil items available is extensive, and includes figures, animals, plants, trees and other "landscape" items, vehicles, buildings, and lots of "stuff" to detail your toy train layout. Playmobil also offers a limited quantity of G scale train sets. Especially nice are the vintage offerings of old-fashioned locomotives and train cars. Again, these are really intended for kids, but adults can also enjoy them, especially if one is willing to suspend their normal penchant for accurate detail for the sake of some whimsical fun!
We recently had a lot of fun creating an elaborate indoor Playmobil Western Layout in G scale, and will be posting many pictures soon. We hope to help you to imagine the possibilities!
Welcome to Playmo', home to a small population of fun-loving folks that know how to play as well as they work! This bustling town thrives very well, like a well-balanced ecosystem, with contributions from farmers, ranchers, miners, and purveyors of many goods and services. While most of the goods sold at the General Store are new, many bargains can be had on good ol' used stuff at the Trains and Toys for Big Boys yard sale! To help gentlemen live up to the name of the town, drinks, gambling and entertainment are available at the Golden Nugget Saloon, while lustier pursuits are accommodated by two competing brothels! Most of the town folk try to coexist peacefully with the Proximal Indian tribe, which is quite close by, indeed! But sometimes, trouble is stirred up by the Union Army soldiers that supposedly protect the citizens, often doing more harm than good. A very enterprising immigrant family from South of the Border contributes to the local economy in several highly imaginative ways. Their keen sense of practicality is surpassed only by their creativity, which has produced some unique innovations that many consider to be far ahead of their time. The contributions of these true visionaries are definitely among the best features of Playmo'.
Here are a few "aerial shots" to whet your appetite:
We hope this gives you a good idea of just how many Playmobil toy parts there are that can be used with G scale toy trains!
We will be adding many more pictures for your enjoyment, including some really fine close-up shots, so please keep checking back regularly, and if you like what you see, please share with your friends!
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