On track for record
, November 24, 2012
A staff member watches as a toy train travels along the 2.888-kilometer plastic track during an event organized by toy manufacturer Mattel to set a Guinness World Record in Shanghai November 24.
Thomas & Friends, a brand belonging to the world's largest toy manufacturer Mattel, set the new record for the World's Longest Plastic Toy Train Track. The track was composed of 13,769 individual sections of plastic toy train track, forming a total of seven layers of track.
The new world-record-winning track covers approximately 200 sq m, and the total length of the track measures six times the height of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, 20 per cent longer than the previous world record set in Odaiba, Japan. Reuters/Carlos Barria