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: