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Lionel Polar Express Remote Train Set - O-Gauge
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- Ready-to-run out of the box!
- Official "All aboard the Polar Express" and other sound clips from the movie.
- Operating headlight
- Puffing smoke unit. Over filling the smoke unit may cause little to no smoke.
- Four Polar Express character figures
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From the Manufacturer
Lionel Polar Express O-Gauge Remote Train Set
Experience the Magic
Re-live the magic of the Polar Express again and again with the Lionel Polar Express O-Gauge Remote Train Set!
Fitted with the new LionChief Remote Control system by Lionel, engineers young and old have complete control over their Polar Express trains by an easy-to-use remote.
Realistic Movie Sounds
In addition to the famous “All Aboard!” announcement of the Polar Express conductor, you’ll also get a brand new “Tickets Please” announcement that’s only available in the LionChief remote control version of the train set.
What's in the Box
- 2-8-4 Berkshire-style locomotive and tender
- 2 coach cars and 1 observation car
- Polar Express decorative bell
- 4 Polar Express character figures
- 8 curved O36 FasTrack sections, 1 straight track section, and 1 terminal wall pack section
- LionChief Remote Control
- Wall pack power supply
- (Remote control batteries not included)
This die-cast metal electric Berkshire-style locomotive boasts an operating headlight, a puffing smoke unit, and a Rail Sounds RC sound system.
LionChief Remote Control
The LionChief Remote Control features forward and reverse speed control knob, buttons to activate whistle and bell sounds as well as "All aboard the Polar Express!" and "Tickets Please!" announcements.
Even More Fun
The set includes 4 character figures from the movie, and passenger cars include interior lighting, silhouettes in the window, rounded observation platform, and decorated drumhead on observation car.
The set provides 8 pieces of O36 curved FasTrack, 1 piece of straight FasTrack, and 1 straight terminal section - enough track to create a 40" x 50" layout.
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Top Customer Reviews
We'll start at the front of the train: The mighty Berkshire engine is almost exactly the same, with some exceptions: There are no longer separate hand rails adorning the sides of the tank. This was a nice detail on the previous model, but I don't miss it. It's been replaced by a handrail that's cast to the metal body. Also, there are two toggle buttons in the cab of the engine, one that turns on/off chuffing noises and the other that turns on/off smoke. (The chuffing sound doesn't actually come from the engine; all sounds are from the tender). The third difference, and this is big, is the previous model used a very simple metal bracket to "couple" the tender, which I never liked. This model uses a new over/under coupler (quick connect drawbar) that's heavy plastic with copper diodes inside. The diodes are responsible for sending sound commands from the engine to the tender and also syncing the chuffing noises with the speed of the locomotive. This works very well - I'm impressed with how accurate it is. And, last, the smoke! The smoke on this engine works very well. The old engine was hit or miss - most of the time the train had to warm up by going at least half speed around the track for a few minutes before there was any smoke. This engine started making smoke rings right away, and they are perfectly timed with the chuff of the engine. I'm impressed.Read more ›
I rate this train set a perfect 10+++( Super important reminder) buy 4 pieces of 30 inch tracks extra with this purchase you will need it if you really want this to enjoy the beauty of the trains speeds, and mechanics, also sparks.
May my evaluation helps you in your purchase.
I tried removing all the cars, and I verified all track connections and still this on/off power would occur with the engine on the track. (Made no difference with the tender on the track or off it).
I took 6 screws out of the bottom of the engine and slid the metal body off and tested the engine on the track and it worked fine. I have no idea what was wrong but when I reassembled everything it worked fine.
The other key tip was that the switches which control the smoke and "chugging" sound don't take affect right away. I had to power off and then power on the track to get the new switch setting to take effect.
I give this four stars because it's put together well and runs well. The fast track is good and creates a reliable connection and continuous smooth rail when it's setup on carpet under the tree. I don't know if the initial problems I had were my issue somehow or a manufacturing problem. All is working now!
UPDATE after 12 days of use:
The engine continues to run very well since the initial problem was resolved. The one issue I've had over the past 12 days was that the engine would not smoke. Today, I turned the engine over and let some of the smoke fluid drip out and instantly it began to smoke. You need to put a little less smoke fluid in here than you think and if it isn't smoking, try tipping it over and draining out a bit of the extra fluid.
Everything else works great and it continues to be a hit with the kids.
The train had some other issues also but nothing to major.
Overall it was built nice but the seams on the train weren't very tight. I seen a lot of light leakage from the front light in several different spots. Not a huge issue but it does take away from the 'realism' of the train.
No on/off switch is kind of silly.
There seemed to be sound issues as far as having to shut the sound off or turning it on. It had to be reset by unplugging the set.
Edit 01/06/13: I've decided to try another copy of this set as the set its self is very nice and detailed. I'm just worried about the longevity being there seems to be many of us who received sets that died in hours/days of being new. If my second set works good I'll raise the stars to where I think it should be.
EDIT 01/09/2014 REPLACEMENT: Replacement arrived, would not work out of the box. Upon inspection I noticed it looked like the train derailed off of a 5 foot high platform.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.5 Stars (if possible)
Track =-High-quality, detailed, durable trackbed, snaps in tight but stays tight
Locomotive = Excellent, heavy, die-cast, well-detailed... Read more
The 1st time we ordered this we received a package that had been opened. Nothing was sealed, the liquid smoke was open and leaking. Read morePublished 3 days ago by EK Cali Girl
I like the train set, but I have not been able to get the loco to run. It will be a gift for my grandson, so this is disappointing. I cannot see what I might have done wrong. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Robert Hancock
bought it through amazon through another supplier. It never worked. Had trouble getting power to the track, train spit sparks and had trouble staying on the track. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Aficionado
I have always wanted a well made train to go around the Xmas tree for me & my grandchildren to enjoy. This is all you need in a train, the steam, welcome aboard the Polar Express. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Sound never worked, train worked for 5 minutes and then stopped running.Published 15 days ago by Chris R Jerrett
We purchased this Lionel Polar Express train set to use around our xmas tree this past year. I was so excited for it to come and could barely contain myself when it did. Read morePublished 16 days ago by missunique
Love the train. It is the most animated locomotive (all the sounds) I have. i also got the diner and the mail car. Thanks.Published 20 days ago by Michael O.