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Nice Starter Set Or Around The Tree,
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This review is from: Lionel New York Central Flyer Train Set - O-Gauge (Toy)
This set, while a little more than the other sets when I bought it (today $65 cheaper.. grr), has lived up to expectations. It has a few little extras that the other sets don't include: a decoupling section, action car (helicopter release) and instead of 4 10" straights it has 3, and the decoupling section is comprised of the 5" decoupler and another 5" section. This leaves you open for more layout opportunities than just the plain 8 O36 turns and 4 10" straights.. with just three other pieces (a 5", a 4-1/2" and a 1-3/4" straight) I created a nice triangular track that worked well in the corner I put my tree in.
While not the gold standard of days gone by, the current crop of Lionel trains can be a decent entry into the world of model trains. Maybe someday the manufacturing will come back home to the USA.