« Denise Needles Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles Kit, Pink Pastels Wool Pets: Making 20 Figures with Wool Roving and a Barbed Needle » 3 thoughts on “Bachmann White Christmas Express Ready To Run Electric Train Set – Large “G” Scale” 38 of 39 people found the following review helpful Oh what fun it is to run this train around the tree!, December 10, 2011 By W. Tief – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Bachmann White Christmas Express Ready To Run Electric Train Set – Large “G” Scale (Toy) I wasn’t sure if this train would be too big to run under the tree but I am very happy I chose this over an O scale set. It’s perfect for under the tree and everyone is very impressed, especially my 2.5 year old son. The cars are beautiful and the set was very easy to set up. The steam sound is the most impressive feature. The smoke is cool also but not very thick. The included track allows for a 4 foot by 8 foot oval or just a 4 foot circle which is perfect under my 7.5 foot artificial tree. My 2.5 year old has reacted with glee, as if it were the first time he has seen the train, each night we have run the train so far. He is able to operate the speed control himself but I don’t let him pick up the trains as they have a lot of little fragile detail parts that could be broken. He also likes the “train man” figure that comes with the set because he can put him into the passenger car or on the back of it. The track is sometimes a little tricky to put together but all you have to do is keep trying.The only negative I experienced is that one of the two lights in one of the passengar cars does not work. Regardless, this is very fun to play with, is large enough that everyone can see it and is impressed with it under the tree, and is very easy to set up and operate. I have already ordered more track. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 32 of 35 people found the following review helpful Great “Christmas Tree” Train, December 16, 2011 By Juno – This review is from: Bachmann White Christmas Express Ready To Run Electric Train Set – Large “G” Scale (Toy) This train assembles and runs easily enough and looks impressive under the tree. If you have kids or, like us, grandkids who are “Santa Aged,” it is a marvelous attraction. My husband is the one who actually picked it out and does most of the putting together and such. He’s one of those guys that has expensive brass HO locomotives and such. He says it is a very nice “toy train,” so if you’re expecting a scale model or modern scale model performance; this isn’t it. The light and smoke are voltage dependent, so the train has to run much too fast to get more than a weak glow from the light or any smoke at all. Using the supplied track in an oval under the tree has the train running about 100 scale miles an hour to get decent light and good smoke. That said, it isn’t a train for “model railroaders,” it’s a train for parents and grandparents to put under the Christmas Tree, and for that, it’s great. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 27 of 30 people found the following review helpful Nice train – chintzy track, December 26, 2011 By Mark Ingersoll (Anna, Tx) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Bachmann White Christmas Express Ready To Run Electric Train Set – Large “G” Scale (Toy) Overall, this train worked right out of the box. Everything went together perfectly fine without a hitch. Forward and reverse worked fine…but I did have problems with the sound. No biggie for me as it was less noise :)Steam was so-so – but like I really had time – with a house full of relatives – to put 3 or 4 drops in every 10 minutes or so… 🙂 BUT! The track. Holy Toledo! I’ve seen tin foil over mobile home windows that worked better. Let’s do some math. Train around Christmas tree + a couple of young kids = the track is gonna get stepped on. And once it’s stepped on – it’s bent, warped, dis-con-boob-u-lated. The rails popped out of the plastic ties faster than an outlaw can unload a six-shooter. I’d say the track is good for one-time usage…or one ‘steppage’- which ever comes first. So, while the train itself was pretty cool – the track really cheapened the set. Of course, next year, I’ll get to buy some new track that will hold up to holiday gatherings and – you guessed it – kids. One thing to note – the curves are pretty tight so you have to make certain you leave 3-4 inches of clearance on both sides of the track. And, of course, no low hanging branches. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.