Tallest Toy Train Track: TOMY breaks Guinness world record (VIDEO)
NEW YORK, NY, USA -- Tomy, the Oak Brook-based maker of the innovative Chuggington StackTrack Railway System, set a world record for Tallest Toy Train Track, building tower that reached 17 feet 4 inches with innovative Chuggington StackTrack, in front of hundreds of excited kids and their families at Grand Central Terminal in New York as part of the Grand Centennial Parade of Trains, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: TOMY Master Builder Jason Moreno prepares to send a Chuggington die-cast railway train down a tower constructed of 17 feet, four inches of Chuggington StackTrack, which set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS Title for tallest toy train track. Photo: TOMY International/WRA (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Largest parade of toy wagons was set when a total of 147 red children's toy wagons took part in the St George Lions Club's annual Childrens Parade through the streets of St George, Utah, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most people in a human-soft toy chain; it included 2,623 people each with a soft toy and was achieved in an event organised by the JJ van der Merwe Primary School in Ermelo, South Africa.
The record-setting train track, constructed with Chuggington StackTrack—a durable die-cast railway system that enables kids to build vertical toy train layouts—towered 17 feet 4 inches tall.
In order to set the world record title for World's Tallest Toy Train Track, TOMY Master Builder Jason Moreno and his helpers needed to construct a layout utilizing the Chuggington StackTrack die-cast railway track that met or exceeded 9 feet 8 inches in height, and a commercially available Chuggington StackTrack die-cast railway train had to travel from the top of the track all the way down to the bottom.
Hundreds of kids and their families watched in anticipation and were delighted as the engine completed its journey down the spiraling StackTrack tower.
Moreno constructed the larger-than-life toy train layout as part of the Grand Centennial Parade of Trains in Vanderbilt Hall in New York City's Grand Central Terminal.
"This is a very exciting achievement for our company and for Chuggington StackTrack," states Willie Wilkov , TOMY's VP of Marketing Communications and Branding. "We are proud and honored to now be counted among the select world record title holders."
TOMY Master Builder Jason Moreno adds, "I went into the build being 100% confident we could set the record, but I'm not going to say it was easy!" Moreno worked on the build, which featured nearly 1,000 track pieces for more than five hours.
"It was exhilarating and when that train made it through more than 140 spiraling turns and hit the bottom, I am sure you could hear the cheers and screams throughout Grand Central Terminal!"