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Bachmann Trains Santa Fe Flyer Ready-to-Run HO Scale Train Set

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  • EMD FT diesel locomotive with operating headlight
  • 2 Freight cars and off-center caboose
  • 36" circle of snap-fit E-Z Track
  • Power pack and speed controller
  • Illustrated instruction manual
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Bachmann Trains Santa Fe Flyer Ready-to-Run HO Scale Train Set + Bachmann Trains Snap - Fit E - Z Track 9" Straight Track (4/Card), Black Roadbed + Bachmann Trains Snap-Fit E-Z Track 18? Radius Curved Track (4/card)
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Specifications

Skill Level 2
Assembly Time 10 minutes
Scale1:24
Model Number647
Material Type(s)-1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 18 x 28 inches ; 4.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0006KQGJ8
  • California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 warning.
  • Item model number: 647
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 14 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,954 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Hauling freight across the deserts, mountains, and cities of the American landscape is the Santa Fe Flyer. Powered by a mighty Santa Fe FT diesel locomotive with its distinctive war bonnet paint scheme, this sleek and powerful train deftly handles the ever-changing terrain of the Southwest United States.

Product Description

"BACHMANN TRAINS" SANTA FE FLYER HO SCALE ELECTRIC TRAIN SET *Ready to run *Hauling freight across the deserts and mountains to cities in America is the popular Santa Fe Flyer *Powered by an FT Diesel locomotive with its popular war bonnet paint scheme *This train is very popular *The complete set includes: EMD FGT Diesel locomotive (with operating headlight), open quad hopper car, Gondola car, off center caboose, 36" circle of Snap Fit E-Z track, power pack and speed controller *Boxed


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Customer Reviews

It is easy to put together.
Marilyn Crelin
The quality of the train set is very good we would buy it again and recommend it to others.
Thirza
My son bought this and absolutely loves it!
lpunkin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Marcus C. Zwicker on November 2, 2007
The main reason for buying the Santa Fe Flyer train set was to get a christmas present for my "old man", who loves trains with the Santa Fe logo on it. To make him happy I decided to get a locomotive as well as a freight car with the Santa Fe logo on it and place both on a track in a nice display box.

Coincidentally, as I browsed through the toys section of my local supermarket, I ran into the Santa Fe Flyer train set from Bachmann. It comes with the needed Santa Fe locomotive as well as three freight cars. So instead of spending around 60 US$ (MSRP according to Bachmann's website) for the locomotive itself, I got away with only a portion of it.

Needless to say I had to try out the train set, even though the locomotive will be a display item only. After reading the posted reviews on Amazon I was frightened to do so, but got pleasantly surprised. The set comes with an easy to read, step by step manual. Putting together the so called E-Z track system was actually easy, even though it takes some patience to do so (it gets you a 36" circle). It also takes a little bit to get the locomotive and the freight cars onto the rails, but this is a very detailed toy in a small scale and not a Tonka truck. Power comes via the included speed controller, which is connected to the rails via plug-in wire (cannot be mixed up). The locomotive runs very smoothly, even at a slow speed. The knuckle couplers make adding cars to the locomotive/train an easy task. All in all, this set comes with all you need to get started and the items are of a very good quality.

On the package it recommends an age of 8 years or older. This is o.k. if your kid is patient enough to deal with something detailed and delicate like this. Otherwise you might have to help a little bit.
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 13, 2009
I got this for my birthday, and I love it. It is so good - the track is good, the train is good, every thing is good. I am 11 years old. I think someone would need to be at least 10 to enjoy it.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By David M. Johnson on November 20, 2008
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I ordered the H0 Santa Fe Flyer Train Set from Creative Toys & Hobbies. I had a large collection of H0 engines and cars as a child. The tracks they have now are much more durable and adaptable. I was suprised that nothing was loose in the package. Everything came in great condition, and earlier than expected. No complaints.

For those of you considering ordering this for a child under the age of 10, keep in mind they should be supervised. H0 trains run on an electrical current. While durable, they are not intended to take a beating from children.
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Tucker on December 28, 2009
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I purchased this train for my 4 year old despite the bad reviews. The reason why I purchased it was because I knew what I was getting. A good quality train set would cost 3 to 4 times the amount I paid for this train set. Also this train has a recommended age for an older child so I knew I would need to closely supervise my son. Setting up the train was a pain but once we got the train going it was fine. Just to note the engine is very sturdy and the wheels are made out of metal but the rest of the trains, the hopper, gondola and caboose is made out of plastic. I feel this is a good starter set and I can slowly replace the rest of the train cars with higher quality cars. I also appreciate that I can plug in this set instead of constantly replacing the battery.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Schmedlock on December 25, 2011
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My train was not at all ready to run "out of the box". I am happy now, but I was ready to return it after about 1 hour of troubled use. I eventually settled down and troubleshot a few problems with the set and it is now running very reliably. The controller has fine control and locomotive runs very smoothly. It took me about three hours to fix the problems I found. 1 hour tearing my hair out, 2 hours fixing the problems.

Major Problems:
1) The cars would always decouple and/or derail when backing up. Some times they would decouple while running forward.
2) The train would "stick" on certain portions of the track at low speed, but not at high speed. Once it got stuck I had to use full throttle to get it moving again.
3) The couplers do not line up. You have to push them into alignment. They are difficult to decouple.
4) The train is difficult to line up on the track.

Solutions:
1) Every metal rail has sharp burrs sticking up on the ends where it was cut from the stock used to make it. I filed them smooth with a fine file, but level with the rest of the track face.
2) The caboose had 3 wheels that were not rotating freely, the hopper had two. I had to gently spread open the trucks until the wheels rolled freely. I used a tiny spot of light gun oil on each pivot point. 3 in 1 oil would probably work well.
3) The couplers appear to need a straight piece of track in order to self-couple. There is no straight track included in this set. I used my fingertip, or a pencil eraser to push from the "outside of the curve" side to keep them aligned. I have been lifting the cars in order to decouple them. A pencil tip, or straightened paperclip can be used to decouple them.
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