Tomy Tomica battery operated trains have been around for years now. My son has his own collection that contains around 67 trains, alot of doubles. These retail are most good toy stores at £9.99 to £10.99 with certain specials at £14.99. One of the leading UK toy stores has offers own at 3 for the price of 2. This seems to be on about 3-4 times a year so certainley worth a look. Alot of traders on ebay look out for these and buy them to re sell them on.
The trains started with Thomas with Annie and Clarabel. Since then t has incresed to.......
Arthur, James, Boco, Emily, Dennis, Molly, Lady, Spencer, Skarloey, Harvey, Edward, Neville, Mighty Mac, Douglas, Donald, Bill, Ben, Rusty, Diesel 10, Black Diesel, Gordon, Oliver, Percy, Henry, Murdoch, Fearless Freddie, Duncan, Rosie, Rocky, Sir Handel, Stepney, Toby, Splatter and Dodge, Salty, Mavis.(think I named them all).
There are some specials availble aswell....
Thomas and the jet engine(comes with DVD)
Thomas and the dragon(comes with DVD)
Talk 'n' Action Thomas, James and Percy
Steam along Thomas 9not available at present to buy on its own)
Most of the trains run on 0ne AA battery with others running on 1 C battery. A good quality battery with last up to 12 hours of running time.
A few other tips....
Dodge and splatter were sold as a pair from new for £9.99 to £10.99 for 2 battery trains.
Talk 'n' Action Thomas is very common and not alot of money should be paid for this. Percy seems to be the rare one. Alot of the trains come with there own carrraiges, trucks and can be found on Tomys website to show what trucks go with what trains.