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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, Perfect, Perfect!, January 3, 2005
This review is from: Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge (Toy)
Wow this was worth the hassle to find. We lucked out and got it at retail price and delivered before Christmas. This was my 6 yr old son's first "real" electric train. What a special train it is. The details are fantastic. Lionel out did themselves! The engine is sooo heavy and very well built. The passenger/observational cars were suprisingly light, but incredibly detailed, quite beautiful! Transformer is powerful, track easy to put together. The characters are to scale and he has placed in the train and they ride around sticking out the end of the cars and in the engine. Smoke stack works perfect. Everything is just great. I guess we have a train enthusiast now. He runs it every day... and is soooo proud of it. He is so careful with it and teaches all his friends all about it. Worth every penny.
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Initial post: Dec 27, 2008 6:06:49 PM PST
A nice review for potential customers, which I am and now definitely leaning toward this particular train after checking out the trains in store-after store-after store. Many thanks to the person who submitted this review.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 4:13:04 AM PST
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Posted on Dec 11, 2010 10:12:30 PM PST
Jack E. Sims says:
Great train but Amazon is not specific about what is included in this "Train Set". Consequently I ordered additional items that I did not need. I suggest in future you give a specific list of exactly what is included in the price.

Jack SimsLionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2011 6:58:42 AM PST
Jack,

I'm in the same boat. Could you tell me exactly what's included in the set?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 1, 2012 8:11:49 PM PST
1 die-cast steam engine; 1 coal tender; 2 coach passenger cars; 1 observation car; 1 CW-80 transformer; Santa's Bell; 4 articulated movie characters; 1 bottle smoke fluid; 40- x 60-inch oval track (with 8 curved sections; 3 straight sections; 1 power terminal section); and instruction book.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2012 3:21:30 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 4, 2012 3:24:15 PM PST
Keith says:
In response to Paul J. Russell above:

Well you should at least support your local shops. Local hobby shops need your business more than Amazon does with regards to trains. They have to spend their money on them to get them in the store and if they don't sell, they can't just send them back, they have to sit on it all year until it does sell. Not sure how Amazon is cheating the system bc they don't have a retail brick and mortar store so they shouldn't be able to sell them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 9:11:09 AM PST
S. Calderone says:
Keith - not everyone has a local shop. And, I found the same train at amazon $189 less expensive than on the lionel site. How can they do that? VOLUME - millions of people around the world use amazon - they can afford to sell it for less. AND, they return and replace for free by mail. Not saying we wouldn't go and look at a local shop - but it's expensive to have retail brick and mortar, there aren't any in our town. My 2 year old wouldn't be smiling high right now - if not for lionel at Amazon.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 15, 2012 9:23:33 AM PST
Keith says:
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