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Life-Like Trains HO Scale Trans-American Express Electric Train Set

3.6 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
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  • Giant 47" x 65" Double Oval Track Features Life-Like's Exclusive Power-Loc Track System with Molded Roadbed for Fast 'N Easy Set-Up.
  • Mold and Create a Tunnel or Large Rocks on Your Layout with our Mountain Paper and Tunnel Support. Instructions Included
  • Scenic Accessories Include: 3 Small Building Kits, Operating Log Dump Station, Signal Bridge with Trackside Accessories, and Signs.
  • Set Includes Power-Loc Terminal Rerailer Power Track for Easy Alignment of Locomotive and Freight Car Wheels
  • Working Switch Tracks Lets You Control The Trains Route

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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Specifications

ScaleHO
Main Language(s)English
Model Number433-9103
Material Type(s)Plastic

Product Information

Product Dimensions 20 x 1.9 x 36 inches
Item Weight 8 pounds
Shipping Weight 8 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
ASIN B0017RXZOI
Item model number 433-9103
Manufacturer recommended age 8 years and up
Best Sellers Rank #239,153 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#61 in Toys & Games > Hobbies > Trains & Accessories > Train Sets
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

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Not recommended for children under 8 years of age.

Product Description

Product Description

All aboard for fun! 72 - Pc. HO - scale Trans - American Express Train Set is ready to roll on track 11. SAVE BIG! Railroading fun starts here! Make way for the powerful F7 diesel with working headlight, finished in classic Santa Fe colors. Hook up 6 colorful freight cars, along with a caboose. Life-Like's patented Power-Loc snap-together track is joiner-less. Tracks connect quickly and easily. Eliminates the need for boards, screws, nails and tools. Simply click each section into the next for quick setup! Seems a special buy switches out discount savings! Realistic 72-Pc. layout: Colorful 8-unit Set; Giant 47 x 65" double-oval track; Life-Like's Power-Loc snap-together track system with molded roadbed for easy setup. Clicks together and locks track for smooth-running electrical contact, even on carpet; 2 working switch tracks for changing routes or parking cars on a siding; Signal bridge with trackside accessories; 3 trackside shanties building kit; Operating log dump station with dump car; Utility poles with transformers and railroad signs; Mountain tunnel. Set weighs 6 lbs. 120V, 60Hz. UL-listed power pack with terminal wires. Assembly required. For ages 14 and up. ; Get Yours! CHOKING HAZARD. Items contain small parts.Not for children under 3 yrs. Trans-American Express Train Set

From the Manufacturer

Start Off Your Railroad Right with Life-Like Train Sets! There's plenty of action and adventure down the tracks! This big diesel freight is loaded with fun that starts with a powered F7 diesel with working headlight and finished in classic Santa Fe colors. Six colorful freight cars are included, along with a Santa Fe caboose. To add to the fun, the set includes two working switch tracks, a kid-powered log dump for use with the log car, three trackside shanty kits and a tunnel. You'll also get 19 railroad signs and 12 utility poles, plus a trackside signal bridge. For fast and easy set up, there's a complete 47 x 65" 1.1 x 1.6m double track oval of Power-Loc track. A UL-listed power pack, plug-in terminal wires and complete set-up instructions are all included. Set Up Size: 47" x 65" For fast and easy operation on any surface, sets feature Life-Like's unique Power-Loc(TM) snap-together track. There's no need for special boards, nails or tools - and there are NO fussy metal rail joiners to align - simply click each section to the next and you'll be ready to roll in minutes. Best of all, the built-in roadbed base means you can run your train on any surface, including a rug! There's also a handy rerailer that makes getting the cars and engine on the track easy, with simple plug-in wiring connections to speed assembly.

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By Dovetail on December 26, 2011
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This is a fine starter set. I am experienced in trains and was really into the hobby as a child 35 years ago so I knew what to expect at this price point(super inexpensive for trains). I will update this review at weeks end, but it did come with everything as shown. I think one poster did not realize the tunnel was made of paper and has to be made by the buyer or maybe they just got a bad kit.
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Purchased this train set for my son for Christmas. Great value with lots of train cars and accessories for a starter kit. The trac-loc tracks are great and assemble easily.

Only drawback is the log car is a little too light and tends to jump the track. Just added a couple of coins to add weight.
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By Mack on December 16, 2011
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I really love this product. My grandson and I are having a ball with this train set. I had no problems setting this train set.
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By Kent on December 31, 2011
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We got this train set from Amazon for our 10- and 13-year-old sons for Christmas, so we've had it one week. Chose this brand because they already had a second-hand train that was Life-Like and wanted to be able to add the new set to the old one. Everything works great together and they're having a great time with it. Just today started assembling the various shantys, signs, and signals. We paid just over half the "list price" so feel like we got a really good deal on a good-sized set. Contrary to another review, what came in the box was exactly as described and pictured.
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This is a very nice train set, but be aware that aside form the engine, cars, and track, everything else needs to be assembled. The shacks and such require both paint and model cement( neither included). It's a great set for what you get, just be aware you don't just snap together the buildings. My 13 and 11 year old were able to put the track together and get the train running with no problem, and it was great for under the Christmas tree. The tracks even went from bare floor up onto an area rug without difficulty. It would probably be a great starter set for a beginning hobbyist as well. I researched train sets and a few model RR sites listed this set as one of the best set values of 2013. I think they rated it that way based on a cost of about one fifty, and I believe I got it for les than that when I bought it.
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Assembly and actual operation went well. The train runs on the track and the track switches do a good job of selecting the part of the double oval on which the train will run. The train runs forward and backwards at various speeds based on the transformer speed setting. I liked the train until for crying out loud, the loco motive went tango uniform on Christmas Day, the same day we opened the box. I've sent the locomotive in for replacement under warranty but what a disappointment. Caveat Emptor.
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This Life-Like Train Set was purchase for my Great Grandson around a year or so ago for his Christmas present, and he loves it, the Life-Like set is of High Quality and very easy to set up and use, and very easy for add-ons if need be, this set is big and a lot of items came with it for the money, Great Item and Great Buy, Fast Shipping and Great Packing, Excellent Seller, Thanks!!!!!
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I chose the 5 star rating because the product is sturdy and very easy to assemble and is not like other train sets that have the problem with the train jumping the tracks. What influence me in purchasing this item were the great reviews, there wasn't one negative review about this product. I would recommended this item to anyone as a gift.
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