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Tag: Train

UGears Wooden Mechanical Models: Rubberpunk

UGears Wooden Mechanical Models: Rubberpunk
If you’re fond of puzzles and construction toys, check out UGears. It’s an upcoming brand of working mechanical models that are made of laser-cut plywood. You snap them together without the need for tools or adhesive.…

Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan

Takara Tomy Maglev Model Train: Shinkansen-chan
It may not be as exciting as Lexus’ hoverboard, but Takara Tomy’s new Linear Liner is still pretty neat. Based on Central Japan Railway’s L0 Series trains, this model train also uses magnetic levitation to zip…
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Awesome Graffiti Turns Boxcar into Nintendo Controller: Nintraindo

Awesome Graffiti Turns Boxcar into Nintendo Controller: Nintraindo
In my area, we have lots of train tracks so it’s not uncommon at all to have to sit and wait for a train to cross in front of you. I normally sit there wondering why…

Skyrim Mod Turns Dragons into Thomas the Tank Engine

Skyrim Mod Turns Dragons into Thomas the Tank Engine
When my son was really small he loved trains and watched Thomas the Tank Engine a lot. He loved the oddly animated train and his pals. I always found Thomas more than a bit creepy. If…

Own Your Own $23,000 Mini Ridable Train

Own Your Own $23,000 Mini Ridable Train
Train enthusiasts who want something larger than a Lionel train set, but not so large that you have to buy real estate to lay down your track may want to consider this awesome ridable train set.…

Japan Has a Luxurious Train with Cabins That Cost $11,500+

Japan Has a Luxurious Train with Cabins That Cost $11,500+
If you find yourself in Japan sometime, you might want to check out the Seven Stars train. It will spoil you from other trains, bullet or otherwise, because this train is elegant style on the outside…

500 km/h Duck-billed Trainipus Resumes Testing in Japan

500 km/h Duck-billed Trainipus Resumes Testing in Japan
Japan already has some the fastest commuter trains in the world – with railways crisscrossing the country running as fast as small aircraft. While the country is already home to some incredibly speedy trains, Central Japan…

Annoying Panes: Talking Window Transmits Ads While Commuters Sleep

Annoying Panes: Talking Window Transmits Ads While Commuters Sleep
It’s been a long train ride and you’re starting to get drowsy. So you lean a bit on the window and take in the scenery flashing by… when you suddenly hear a voice telling you about…

USB Train Hubs: Choo-Choo Connectivity

USB Train Hubs: Choo-Choo Connectivity
Even if you don’t like trains as much as this guy… or even this guy… you still might like to collect railroad swag. Here’s something you probably don’t have in your collection already – USB hubs…

Man Builds Life Size Train Replica in His Basement, Admits He’s off the Rails

Man Builds Life Size Train Replica in His Basement, Admits He’s off the Rails
We’ve seen plenty of geeky room makeovers in the past months. There was the TARDIS room, the Skyrim basement and the spaceship bedroom. Vaughan, Ontario resident Jason Shron is a train geek – in fact, he…

111-Foot-Long Train Made of Chocolate: Choo-Choo… Chew!

111-Foot-Long Train Made of Chocolate: Choo-Choo… Chew!
Who doesn’t love chocolate? You can never have too much. You probably wish that you had a train-load of chocolate delivered to you every day. But what about a train that is actually made of the…

Lian Li Engineers Train PC Case: The Choo Choo Computer

Lian Li Engineers Train PC Case: The Choo Choo Computer
I think this is one of the strangest off-the-shelf computer cases I’ve ever seen. Lian Li has announced the launch of a odd little computer case that resembles an old-fashioned train. The case comes in two…

Bicycle Upgraded with Train Horns Sure to Clear the Way

Bicycle Upgraded with Train Horns Sure to Clear the Way
Ever find yourself on your bike, only to be cut off by some jerk who doesn’t think bikes belong on the road? Or maybe you’re slowed down by some peds hogging the bike path. While you…

Bullet Train Chopsticks Speed Food into Your Mouth at 200MPH

Bullet Train Chopsticks Speed Food into Your Mouth at 200MPH
Do you like to pick up your food with chopsticks? Me too. Heck, if I could eat soup and the milk at the bottom of my cereal bowl with them, I would. Sure, they’re’ probably not…

China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails

China Working on High-Speed Train That Can Hit 310 MPH… on Rails
The fastest train that I’ve been in is Taiwan’s High Speed Rail and it went about 190 mph. That’s pretty fast for a land-based vehicle if you ask me. You can basically get from one end…

Crystal LEGO Holiday Trains: Toys for the 1%

Crystal LEGO Holiday Trains: Toys for the 1%
Christmas is right around the corner so you had better start shopping. While most of us will be content with various LEGO sets under the tree that are free from glitter and gold, that won’t cut…
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