Classic theme, one of the most important and most developed of PLAYMOBIL®.
Along with the West, it is another of the mythical themes, such as the classic Pirate Ship.
Everything is ready for the greatest show in the world!
We are concerned about the health of our clicks. Enter the most equipped hospital.
Travel through the Cosmos with our Space collection.
Castles, dragons, queens and kings. Knights and swords are the protagonists in this theme.
Fun is guaranteed in the PLAYMOBIL® water park. For a refreshing summer!
Meet all the animals that inhabit our Zoo and enjoy the exhibitions at the Aquarium.
An environment in nature for our clicks to enjoy in tents, motorhomes, etc.
This theme includes the best fair attractions to recreate a day of great emotions.
Police and Firefighters are willing to ensure the safety of all our PLAYMOBIL®.
Tour the great natural reserves and see numerous animals, free in their habitat.
This theme includes everything you can imagine in a city, from gas stations to big mansions.
Learn about Eskimo life, expeditions in the arctic, sledding, snowmen.
With this theme the adventures of Heidi, Pedro, Clara, the grandfather, etc., are relived.
Rest of themes, such as Christmas, Farm, etc.
PLAYMOBIL® has marketed quite a few trains since it started this adventure back in the 80s.
The company Lehmann-Groß-Bahn (LGB) and PLAYMOBIL® had a commercial agreement and started selling trains, wagons, buildings, tracks, etc., following the LGB railway system. This system works connected to the electrical grid and with metallic tracks. Examples of these first references are the 4000 or 4001 trains.
But without a doubt, the great reference in terms of trains with the LGB system is the Western Train (ref. 4034), with the impressive Steaming Mary locomotive and its coal tender. This set was completed with two wagons, one freight wagon with 14 poles where the barouche is transported and a caboose, plus an oval track and 5 figures. The locomotive and wagons were also marketed in individual references, together with other different ones that were not included in the set, such as the cattle wagon (ref. 4121). Other trains to be highlighted are the freight train (ref. 4025) or the work train (ref. 4053).
In our case, to get a western train without spending a lot of money, we had to customize a locomotive and build a passenger wagon and repair two others.
Approximately in 1997, due to a European regulation or norm that tried to avoid that minors could come in contact with electrical material in toys (in this case with the conductive tracks), PLAYMOBIL® changed to the RC (Radio Control) system. A system that used plastic tracks but completely respected the design of the old trains. In addition, independence in the place of assembly was achieved since it was no longer necessary to be near a light point to connect the transformer and also, a cost saving by replacing the old brass tracks with plastic. Realism is lost, but safety and playability are gained.
The trains run perfectly on electric tracks since their scale (IIm), called G for "Garden", is the same in both systems.
The first RC model was the so-called "Victorian train" (ref. 4017), a tribute to the classic PLAYMOBIL® train, with a short locomotive that was very similar to those of the 4000 and 4001 references. The "passenger train" (ref. 4016) also went on sale, with the particularity that this RC train could be operated by remote control, which worked with a pile and the locomotive with a battery that was charged from the mains. Later, a wagon was released for this train (ref. 4119), which included ramps, cyclists and bicycles.
Another model to highlight is the "Santa Claus train" (ref. 4035), a limited edition, decorated with Christmas motifs and a locomotive that included an obstacle deflector (separate cows).
Accessories and complements for these RC trains, such as level crossings, traffic lights, turnouts, etc., were soon available, although the biggest change was to provide them with a small quartz piece, both in the control and in the motor battery, which allowed the use of several trains in the same circuit without any interference between them.
By 2005, PLAYMOBIL® marketed what was known as "Second Generation RC Trains" (ref. 4010 and 4011). With the arrival of these, some of the problems of the previous ones were solved, for example, they incorporated light, which did not vary in intensity depending on the speed and also the battery was replaced by piles. With this improvement, it was no longer necessary to charge the battery several hours in advance or to purchase new ones periodically.
A very nice car, especially to add to the 4010 locomotive is certainly the "Panorama Express" (ref. 4124) with folding doors, seats and tables, glazed and with panoramic roof.
The last train that PLAYMOBIL® marketed was the RC freight train (ref. 5258). This one consists of a wagon with three containers and a locomotive with much more power than the previous ones, with lights that change color depending on the direction of travel and with several sounds. In our case, this locomotive has a custom fairing for use in the western train.
The combinations that can be made when assembling trains are infinite and therefore dioramas are seen with trains composed of many wagons, in addition, there are those who use the same way wagons that are not PLAYMOBIL® but have the same scale and therefore are compatible.