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Awesome Train For The Christmas Tree,
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This review is from: Bachmann Trains Thoroughbred Ready-to-Run HO Scale Train Set (Toy)
I bought this Bachmann train set to put under the Christmas tree this year. I was thinking of getting the bigger O or G scale train, but the HO is the perfect size and I'm really glad I went with it. The HO size has a perfectly sized track that fits under the Christmas tree without needing the typical 4'X 8' space that most larger trains need for the track. The Locomotive is the heaviest of the train pieces and most well built piece, but that's because the other train pieces just need to roll behind it. Overall I'm really happy with the build quality, and the track was super easy to snap together. The conductor controls are also really easy to use and my 2 year old quickly learned how to move the train forward and in reverse in a manner of minutes. I would recommend this train to anyone looking for a train set for under the Christmas tree. Great Price, fairly quiet, and great size!
**Here is some video I took of the train to help you see how it looks and operates. I was running the train at about 1/3 of the full speed. The train operates and stays on the track at full speed as long as the track is completely level on the floor, or on a table.
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Initial post: Dec 11, 2012 1:41:12 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2014 8:28:16 PM PST
Thanks for review and video.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2013 9:29:17 AM PST
Kim Rumsey says:
I can't quite see in the video....is this an NS (Norfolk Southern) train?
Posted on Dec 15, 2013 5:29:54 AM PST
Very helpful video! Nice job on the review!
Posted on Jan 14, 2014 5:00:34 AM PST
Thank you for the video!
Posted on May 10, 2014 12:10:17 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
Thanks for the video. I was looking around for something to help me decide which train to buy and you fixed it for me by posting the video. Thanks so much.
Posted on Nov 13, 2014 12:55:22 PM PST
Retro Gamer says:
Just wanted to say thanks for the video. Looks like a nice train set.
The only train set that I have ever owned was a Spirit Of 76 train set that when given to me as a Christmas present when I was a child.
I really enjoyed that train set. I don't know where it went. I think it got lost in a house move. I guess as I am getting older I am getting nostalgic for my childhood hobbies.
This looks like a good deal for the money.
Posted on Dec 4, 2014 8:14:18 PM PST
Cool and informative video - Thanks! Can anyone tell me if the straight track is the only track with the terminal plugs?
I was just going to use the curved track for a circle around the tree, but I'm not sure if you also need a curved track with terminal plugs.
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