We dream of seeing this huge train racing through the countryside and when we transported it on our flat-bed trailer, it certainly turned some heads on the main road. It’s not often that people get to see a train driving down the road!
We first made a replica Pacific Locomotive for a public play area in the UK. Since then, we have made the train (with subtle variations in design) a second time and delivered it to a private client in the United Arab Emirates.
The Pacific Locomotive play train features a climbing wall, a fireman’s pole, a ringing bell, and full access to the interior of the train. Of course, each of these items is fully customisable and can be swapped for other play features.
A True-To-Life Replica
Below you can see the original Pacific Locomotive that we installed in Runcorn, as well as an image of a real Pacific Locomotive, the train both pieces of play apparatus were based upon. Unlike the Swedish replica trains we made (the Patric Reutersward and the BLJ 4 Langshyttan), we never intended this particular play train to be an exact replica, but we wanted to capture many of the train’s main features. As you can also see, the first train we made (pictured below) was built to a different specification and has several subtle difference from this later model.
A Play Train From All Angles
Whatever angle you approach from, the Pacific Locomotive is a truly striking piece of play apparatus and feels almost as if it is ready to set off at any moment.
Designing Your Play Train
The Pacific Locomotive is just one design from our ever growing fleet of trains and, as with all our products, is fully customisable. Changing the colour, varying the play features, or even adding a station (like we did at Wallington) are all possibilities. If you have an idea for a play train (or some other play idea), please get in contact with us to discuss a potential project. You may also want to take a look at the main trains page or see some of the other replica play areas that we have made because we also replicate famous landmarks for the enjoyment of children.