I received this product from Walthers for review. There are so many train enthusiasts who would love a train set from Walthers. As the world's largest distributor of model railroad equipment, they are known for their high quality, knowledge and wide range of products. Whether it's toy trains for the little ones, beginner sets for the young collectors or more elaborate sets for the more advanced collectors, they offer products for train lovers of all ages. They have everything you need to indulge your train hobby, from the beginner's basics to the most elaborate setups you can imagine.
The WalthersTrainline Flyer Express Fast-Freight Train Set - Burlington Northern Santa Fe ($199.98) is an HO scale, ready to run starter set that comes complete with everything you need to assemble and enjoy your train set right out of the box. If you find this under your tree at Christmas, you can have it up and running in no time!
This hobby quality all in one set is built for years of fun. The Power-Loc Track is easy to put together with its simple, sturdy construction. It snaps together without tools or rail joiners. It has nickel silver rail, brown ties and a gray roadbed to make it look more real. When the 14 track sections are put together, it forms a 38" x 45" (0.96 x 1.1m) oval, and you can purchase matching track and accessories separately if you want to expand it.
The included powered GP15-1 diesel engine has a working headlight and the additional 3 assembled cars that complete your train have metal wheels and Proto MAX metal knuckle couplers. The additional cars include a matching wide vision caboose, a 53' Norfolk Southern smooth side gondola and a 50' Conrail insulated boxcar. Also included in the set is a power pack and speed/direction controller, a full color "Walthers Getting Started Guide" for new modelers and complete set up and operating instructions.
Your little Engineer will enjoy playing with this train and letting his (or her!) imagination run wild as he pretends to ride the rails. And Dad will be right by his side, making train whistle noises as the train flies over the tracks.