My biggest ever freebie is now avaliable...

mrsparkymrsparky Posts: 216
edited December 1969 in Freebies

Inspired by a incredibly wide variety of sources, everything from the BlueBell railway, Dinky & Corgi diecast toy, the Magic Roundabout (60's & New version), Biro, Thomas The Tank engine, British Rail, Hornby & Tri-ang, and even Casey Jones! Sparky's Toon Train is a cartoon style 3D model with just over 30 parts as shown below.

More info can be found in the read me and best of it it's totally 100% free!


.: A complete model train :.

ToonEngine - A proper old fashioned steam train, as it should be!

The engine features a highly detailed cab with pipes, levers, dials, Smart mapping also means you can change the nameplate quickly with the supplied BMP template in the textures folder. Plus you easily add a face to the front texture map for Thomas style trains (not included as I'm unsure if this concept is copyrighted or not).

ToonTender - A tender for the engine, complete with modeled coal.

ToonCarriage - Travel in 1st class comfort in the toon carriage.

ToonWagon - A open wagon for carrying stuff - textured as the other models in primary colours for better images.

ToonMilkTruck - It's a toon train - did you expect beer! :)

ToonPWagon - A semi closed wagon for carrying more stuff.

ToonGuardVan - Handy for Casey Jones scenes and for hiding from the Boss, the Guards Van.

1024 x 1024 - 204K


  • mrsparkymrsparky Posts: 216
    edited December 1969

    .: Accessories :.

    BridgeGirder - A girder bridge.
    BridgeStone - A stone bridge.

    .: Scenery :.

    SceneryFence10B & SceneryFence10W
    Avaliable in 2 colour schemes Brown and white this fence is a 10 unit section.

    SceneryFence20B & SceneryFence20W
    Avaliable in 2 colour schemes Brown and white this fence is a 20 unit section.

    SceneryHill - a simple hill model like as seen in most cartoons.

    SceneryHillTunnel - A hill with a tunnel.
    SceneryTunnel - a tunnel without a hill :)
    Please keep your heads inside the carriage when in the tunnel.

    SceneryHouse - A nice toon style terraced hour, with a 100% perfect mesh topology!

    SceneryStation - With a nod to the colour scheme of the Tri-ang station, with seats, signs and silver Corgi style milk churns. Station signs can be easily changed to whatver you like by editing just texture map.

    SceneryTree - cartoon style tree, as you'd see in the Beano.
    SceneryXmasTree = cartoon style xmas tree, like in the Dandy.

    .: Track & Stuff :.

    Track10 & Track20
    Track in lengths of 10 and 20 units.

    TrackCorner(s) 1-4 - bit of tracks so you can go around corners.

    TrackPoint(s) 1-2 - allows trains to move onto other tracks.
    TrackPointsLever - switches the train from one track to another.

    TrackLevelCrossing - for when those annoying cars want to cross the tracks. The image on the train sign is that as used at Amberley Chalk pits, just in front of the tunnel where they filmed the "Lucky Strike" mine scene for a James Bond movie.

    TrackBuffers - stops your train from running of the end. Note the design is like a real one where metal boxes clamped to the rails slow the train down slowly and safely.

    TrackSignal - to keep things nice and safe.

    1024 x 1024 - 234K
  • mrsparkymrsparky Posts: 216
    edited December 1969

    BTW - As this will be my last big freebie for a few months, I thought I'd give the community something nice to say thanks for being so supportive.

    So heres the link.......

  • DollyGirlDollyGirl Posts: 2,135
    edited December 1969

    Ahh Sparky you did it. Such a charming, adorable, oh so cute piece of work. Love it! and Thank you very much.

  • JennehJenneh Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Absolutely a fantastic set. You've outdone yourself. :)
    It's awesome! And I thank you very much for your generosity past and present. I hope life treats you well.

  • Alisa Uh-LisaAlisa Uh-Lisa Posts: 1,279
    edited December 1969

    Yeah, already said thanks elsewhere but I had to say it here, too. Awesome! Thanks :)

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 27,938
    edited December 1969

    Wonderful freebie, thanks so much.

  • JimmyC_2009JimmyC_2009 Posts: 8,891
    edited December 1969

    This set looks like a lot of fun, thank you very much, a great freebie

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 10,211
    edited December 1969

    Love it, brings back childhood memories too....thanks mrs parky...sorry mr sparky. ;)

  • bighbigh Posts: 7,437
    edited December 1969

    mrsparky said:
    BTW - As this will be my last big freebie for a few months, I thought I'd give the community something nice to say thanks for being so supportive.

    So heres the link.......

    thank you - all the best

  • SpitSpit Posts: 2,159
    edited December 1969

    Oh my goodness this is choo-choo heaven!!! Thank you so very very much. What a wonderful gift you nutty genius you!

  • SloshSlosh Posts: 2,271
    edited December 1969

    I'm not usually into trains, but this is so nicely modeled and very generous, so DL'ed and installed. Thank-you!

  • Tramp GraphicsTramp Graphics Posts: 2,119
    edited December 1969

    This would be a great piece to add to a Christmas scene as a toy train around the Christmas tree.

  • Dr StupidDr Stupid Posts: 313
    edited December 1969

    Heavens to Betsy! This is absoluely wonderful Mr Sparky. Thank you so much for your work and generosity. I think I love you :lol:

  • sdorseysdorsey Posts: 67
    edited December 1969

    Fantastic product! Much thanks!

  • smoke14smoke14 Posts: 109
    edited December 1969

    Wow! Thank you so much for this wonderful freebie. I can't believe how much is included!

  • robkelkrobkelk Posts: 3,259
    edited December 1969

    Well, I suppose this is one way to commemorate the 150th birthday of the Ffestiniog Railway's "Englands"... :-) although this doesn't quite look like a narrow-gauge railway.

    Thank you!

  • Teresa TylloTeresa Tyllo Posts: 141
    edited December 1969

    Fantastic freebie!
    Thanks a lot, mrsparky...again! :)

  • KLForbesKLForbes Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    You sir, are awesome, thank you.

  • mrsparkymrsparky Posts: 216
    edited March 2013

    Thanks for the kind words everyone, and don't worry there will be more freebies soon. This one is just the last big 1 for a little while.

    robkelk - yea it's pretty much a mix of everything. More inspiration from classic toys and models than the real things.

    Though I'm hoping to do this tomorrow.. might get some more ideas.

    Last time there, we forgot that steam trains ain't like electric ones, they need 3-4 hours to 'come to steam'. Unfortunately a busy schedule meant we didn't have time. So tomorrow if the airline's sundial is working properly, should get to have a ride:)
    Though the museum - especially the flight and turbine halls are well worth a visit on their own and it's free.

    Which reminds me - I'm away for a week on assorted photo jobs, with limited web access, so if I don't reply here or to IM/mails thats why. Though it would be nice to come back and see a few piccys of what you've folks have done with it.

    BTW - one part of the trip is snapping a U-Boat.. if thats inspiring enough, you might get one of those :)

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  • DisparateDreamerDisparateDreamer Posts: 1,977
    edited December 1969

    My son LOVES trains! I can't even tell you how thrilled this makes him haha! This is a HUGE freebie and we love you and I love your store and all your amazing freebies!!!!

  • ChoholeChohole Posts: 27,938
    edited December 1969

    Train goes nicely into Bryce, now to add some more stuff

    900 x 675 - 224K
  • launoklaunok Posts: 623
    edited December 1969


    This is a magnificent set and I thank you for your generosity sharing this with the community for free! :)

    Kind regards,


  • KalisxKalisx Posts: 112
    edited December 1969

    Wonderful set.
    Thank so much.

  • nitehawk_ltdnitehawk_ltd Posts: 365
    edited December 1969

    It's a nice set, and I'll be using it in the March freebie contest.
    One question, are you planning on expanding it? Because it needs a few parts.

    For example:
    A right hand switch, ( you have 2 left hands).
    A 45% curve, (got 4 90's)
    Ramps for the trestle bridge.
    And maybe a cross track.

    Anyways, thanks for this set!


  • fairyfantasticfairyfantastic Posts: 116
    edited December 1969

    thnk u so much for a awsome gift xxx

  • mininessiemininessie Posts: 210
    edited December 1969

    this is really it a lot!!!
    thanks you very,very much!!!

  • WilmapWilmap Posts: 2,788
    edited December 1969

    Wonderful set. Many thanks.:-)

  • TallulahdahlingTallulahdahling Posts: 372
    edited December 1969

    Zowie! This is fantastic! Thank you so much, Mr. Sparky!!!

  • KeryaKerya Posts: 9,391
    edited March 2013

    I feel like a child at christmas! THANK YOU!

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  • mrsparkymrsparky Posts: 216
    edited December 1969

    Thanks everyone - sorry I've not replyed eariler, or in detail today, been away. Just got back, ironically to a train delay!, pretty tired. But would like to say yes there will more parts added to this over time. All free of course.

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