December 26, 2012

GeoTrax Track Layout Ideas - Danger Drop Criss-Cross

This is GeoTrax Track Layout Quick Tip #6

The week in between Christmas and New Year's is a great time for building new track layouts with your GeoTrax.  I wanted to give everyone some simple ideas that might help to improve the creative quality of their layouts.

This is one I got from watching YouTube videos of other layouts people have created.

GeoTrax Track Layout: Danger Drop Criss-Cross
Click picture to see a larger view of this layout

When running multiple trains or cars, the anticipation of whether their trains would crash into each other at the bottom of the loop made for lots of fun for my kids.  This simple layout alone kept them busy for a couple hours.

You can expand on this idea and add this to your larger layout by simply replacing one or more of the corner track pieces with a switch layout piece.  If you need help figuring out how to have an elevated switch piece in your layout see my earlier post titled Elevated Switch.

You can also see videos of simple track layouts by checking out iluv geotrax YouTube channel.

December 8, 2012

Fan Video: GeoTrax Train Layout with Monorail Set

Here is a great user-created video featuring a GeoTrax train layout coupled with a fun toy monorail system.  The video is set to the music from Toy Story and features some fun train sounds.  The conclusion of the video features some fun outtakes from the recording.

I think your kids will really enjoy watching this.

In case you are looking for any of these sets, I am including the names with links here:
I have also searched for a monorail set and I believe I have found one similar to the one featured in the feature (Note: the monorail is not an official GeoTrax set, but I seriously think Fisher-Price should consider creating one).  Here is what I found:

November 30, 2012

GeoTrax Super Friends Sets - Batman, Joker & Green Lantern

Super Heroes continue to be extremely popular with kids. GeoTrax are getting harder to find in retail stores so I wanted to post some information on where you can find these newer Super Friends sets if you are looking.

First, here is a complete list of all the GeoTrax Super Friends sets I am aware of:

Remote Controls Sets
 * The Joker's Engine - Turbo RC Set
 * Batman's Engine - Turbo RC Set
 * Green Lantern Engine - Turbo RC Set
 * Batmobile - Turbo RC Set

Track Packs
 * Batman Track Pack
 * Joker Track Pack

Other Super Friends Sets
 * Batman Batcave Remote Control Set
 * Batman Gotham City Set
 * Jokers Lair

December 16, 2011

Super Low Prices on GeoTrax Track, Cars 2 sets and Remotes

Christmas is almost here but you still have a chance to get some great, last-minute deals on several GeoTrax Cars 2 sets. I am not sure how long these will last...all prices are as of the time I am writing this post.

Track Packs

Cars 2 Cross Over Track Pack (Only $9.99)

Cars 2 Road Race Track Pack (Only $9.99)

Cars 2 Tower Sets

Cars 2 Escape from Big Bentley (Only $12.99)

Cars 2 Eiffel Tire Crash (Only $9.99)

Remote Control Cars

Cars 2 RC Francesco (Only $16.19)

Cars 2 RC Grem (Only $9.99)

Cars 2 RC Spy Mater (Only $12.99)

December 10, 2011

Need a Toy Train for under your Christmas Tree?

Fisher-Price GeoTrax makes a great toy train that will look perfect under your tree. Take a look for yourself, watch the video:

Where to buy:

* Amazon (with FREE shipping)
* Toys R' Us

Related Items - GeoTrax Christmas Sets:

* GeoTrax North Pole Express Christmas Train Set
* GeoTrax Holiday Express Remote Train with Santa Figure
* Geotrax Holiday Express Push Train Gift Set w/ Santa (Green Track w/ Snow
* Geotrax Holiday Express Push Train Gift Set w/ Holiday Lumberjack (Tan Track w/Snow)

Here is a Testimonial from someone who bought this set:

Our Favorite Train!

My 5 year old daughter and 2 year old son LOVE trains. We bought this train last year for Christmas 2010 and they both loved it! The colors are great, the music and automatic lights are just wonderful. I love how you can decorate the scene. My daughter has been begging to have the train to play with all year and was so excited to see me bring up the box this weekend. They have both been playing with it non-stop for the last few days. The train even gets played with all over the house. I wish we had another train and remote so they could both play with it because the only problem I have is getting them to take their turn! I recommend this product!

----Deena, from Chicago, IL

Great User Created Video Showing you what GeoTrax are All About

Not sure if GeoTrax are right for your kids? The following is a great video created by a GeoTrax fan. Fun to watch plus it gives you a good idea what GeoTrax are all about.

(Thanks Adam S. and Family for Sharing)

More about GeoTrax Trains:

1. All sets are durable and Fisher-Price stands behind the product if you have any issues
2. Ground sets are easy to set up and young children can assemble the track pieces
3. There is a good community of sites that provide track layout setup ideas
4. Remote trains are easy to operate
5. Disney Cars sets make these even more appealing to most young kids (boys and girls alike)

April 5, 2010

Make Your Own GeoTrax Trestle for about $20

Nearby where I live you will find the Wilburton Trestle - a historic wooden railway trestle that measures over 100 feet high and almost 1,000 feet long. The trestle was originally built in 1904 and has served many purposes during its life. Freight trains carrying Boeing's aircraft fuselages to its assembly plant in Renton used to cross the trestle 6 days a week.

I have always thought the GeoTrax railway system needed a good trestle. Apparently, I am not the only one to think this. In fact, recently a creative GeoTrax enthusiast built a trestle for his son's GeoTrax set.

The video includes some instructions on how he went about building this and at the end offers an email address you can contact for plans. The final result is amazing and it only cost him about $20 to build. Enjoy!!!

GeoTrax Trestle

GeoTrax Trestle

GeoTrax Trestle