What Christmas train should I get?
October 19, 2006 11:25 AM Subscribe
Which Christmas train should I get?
posted by madajb to home & garden (9 answers total)
I'm looking to get a train for the Christmas Tree this year and have a few questions about them.
First is gauge: HO seems to have the most accesories and the like, but think it might be too small in relation to the tree and a big pile of presents. Seems like it would get "lost".
O seems a good sized train, but I'm afraid it might take too much space around the tree for the track.
I think Lionel is making Standard again. Would this be a good choice since it's "classic"?
Second would be manufacturer: I'd like a quality train that will stand the test of time. (That is, no easily broken plastic bits). Accuracy isn't super important, as I'm not a model guy, but good detail is important.
Basically I'd like "Wow, that's a nice train" not "You know, the 1946 Challenger was a 2-8-2, not a 2-6-0"
Third is an actual set recomendation: A box that contains an engine, a few cars and some track would be nice. No Disney themed or Polar Express, please. Bonus points for something "neat" like smoke or clanging bells.