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Holiday Express Animated Electric Train Set

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  • Featuring train cars and accessories, this cheerful holiday train is master-crafted with all of the details you want
  • Includes: 4-piece G-Gauge train set, engine with Santa, tender with Christmas tree, Candy Dancer Car and Santa's Toy Shop Car
  • Also includes multi-function controller with sound and volume control, 120V transformer and a track power clip
  • Sixteen pieces of track form an approximate track layout of 3' x 5', each car measures 11" long
  • Made of durable, colorfully painted plastic
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 28 x 19 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.7 pounds
  • 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: B0006KQGWA
  • Item model number: 384
  • Our recommended age: 10 - 15 years
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 8 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,668 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

It's that special day, and The Holiday Express Animated Train is encircling the tree, creating an indelible memory the family will enjoy for years to come!

From the Manufacturer

This Electric Train Set brings delight to the whole family during the holidays. Each car offers little bit of animation to bring this set to life. Whether it's Mrs. Claus baking cookies to the elves enjoying their outside skating recreation, the kid in you will come out and play!

Customer Reviews

Very durable and easy to assemble.
happylioness
I love the fact that there is a "mute" button for when I just want to listen to Christmas music and watch the train go around the christmas tree.
Atticlab
The light connectors to each car does lose the snuggness and falls out afer going around the track.
M. Prakashpalan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 51 people found the following review helpful By J. Gray on December 10, 2006
Okay, I read these reviews last year and felt better about not purchasing it. Well this year I saw it and decide that after 4 years I would get it. I purchased the base set and three other cars. There was a note about the max number of cars being 6 so I lucked out I guess. As of tonight I am happy with it but I was ready to throw it through the window a few times.

1) The tracks. The directions don't really tell you how hard to push the tracks together for a correct connection. I takes a fair bit for force but they do connect solidly. My track is on cut pile carpet and I have no problems. At first I thought I was going to break it.

2) I read the directions about hooking the power clip to the track and being sure not to select a piece of track that has a cut out. Well my first try I put it on a cut out. After 20 minutes I check again and moved it. Tada power. Previously it was very random. Check with a flash light if you aren't in a well lit area.

3) Electrical connections between the cars. I have read the complaints and up to an hour ago I agreed. The trick is to slide one finger up behind the connector (for support) on the back of the car being connected to and then take the plug and push it very firmly into the socket with your other hand. (I mean firmly) The connectors will seat and hold just fine. The white plastic portion of the plug should not be able to be seen. Now I have no issues and all cars are lit up just fine.

I hope this helps anyone else that decides to purchase this.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly L. Towne on January 3, 2006
Hi!

While we love the animation and the incredible detail, it's a pain to keep on the track and seems very delicate. Our son just sneezes on the thing and it derails. But, it's easy to put back on. Also, the connections from car-to-car (not the physical connectors, but the electronic current carrying one) is very difficult to line up and plug in every time a train car derails.

We have this set, plus additional track and three more cars. There are lots of expansion pieces available.

p.s. - you can go to the mfr web site at [...] to order replacement parts. We were told by several large hobby stores in Atlanta that they no longer carry these trains b/c the company doesn't back its product well. Our main connection did the same thing as the other reviewer's and we just got a soldering kit and used solder to get it back together. Also, after just one year, our sounds buttons on the controls no longer work, and we've taken it all apart, cleaned it, etc. and still not working at the touch of the buttons.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By kevin bierley on December 7, 2011
12 years ago before our 1st daughter was born I started looking for a train for holiday tradition for my first family. ( helpful hint at end )

I grew up building models / RC cars/planes and O and HO gauge train sets so set out looking for a train set. At first of course I thought because of the lights,animation etc that this set would not be a good fit nor last long.

I continued to look around a bit but on the 2nd visit to Hobby Town took the time to really look at the set and talk with an employee in the train section.

Long story short watched it more closely ( built better than I first thought ) and then thought to myself you know I bet all those lights and buttons for sounds would make for even more cute video memories.

Turned out I was right as our dauthers first Christmas at 5 mos old / set it up in the middle of the living room first with her in the middle and she just smiled and laughed.

Since age 2 she always is a part of setting it up and now at age 10 still loves this part of decorating the tree as the grand finale.

Hint: Since day 1 seen how after little use the vibration could cause the tracks to come loose so we use ty-wraps at every track connection and make sure not to pull to tight but enough to keep them together. And just make sure to use the smaller ones so as not to hit the bottom of the train and cut the pigtail.

Also, cotton balls dipped in alcohol will clean the metal rails.

And to this day not a single problem as mentioned in other reviews so ??

So hope they get their set back on track and get to enjoy.
Blessings to all
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By happylioness on December 5, 2005
What an incredibly great train. Very durable and easy to assemble. My six year old can run the controls no problem, just needs to be encouraged to stop the train between shifting from forward to reverse. Lots of bells and whistles, (literally) on the control for this train. The Station plays songs, and there is a mute button in case the sounds become too much. This is an incredible, well made train set that will be sure to bring holiday magic alive in your home for years to come.!!!
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By toy train lover on December 6, 2004
The track is lightweight and the locking mechanism easily broken. The train kept derailing on the included track. We solved the problem by putting the train on our heavy-duty LGB track. The cables that connect the electricity from one car to the next don't plug in securely and fall out after a few trips around the track. But the train is still a lot of fun without the lights and we enjoy it a lot. A good value overall.
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