« Koch 5170625 Diamond Braid Polypropylene Rope, 3/16 by 100 Feet, Assorted Colors Etekcity Ultralight Portable Outdoor Backpacking Camping Stoves with Piezo Ignition, 1-Year Warranty, Butane/Butane Propane Canister Compatible » 3 thoughts on “Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Train Set – G-Gauge” 49 of 50 people found the following review helpful We’re having fun with this, December 15, 2009 By Brooklyn Mom (Brooklyn, New York) – = Durability: = Fun: = Educational: Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Train Set – G-Gauge (Toy) Given the other reviews of model trains, I was nervous about this, especially since it seemed so inexpensive–I had really low expectations! But we’ve had it running under our tree for a week now, successfully. My little guy is 4 and my daughter is 7 and it’s true what other reviews say–kids that young can’t put the track together themselves, or get the train cars on the track properly. But if an adult gets it all set up for them, they’re perfectly capable of running the train, and in the case of my kids, they make small toys ride on top of the cars, etc, to entertain themselves. They really enjoy it. And the batteries the train came with have been sufficient so far, though we have backups waiting! I recommend this as a good under-the-tree train for not TOO much cash, especially compared to the other sets out there. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply 25 of 26 people found the following review helpful Toy train, not model train, August 4, 2012 By Len J. “Len” (Northern Ohio) – This review is from: Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Train Set – G-Gauge (Toy) I’m a model train enthusiast. I purchased this set & the Harry Potter set thinking to put ’em on my outside “G” scale layout for a quick & easy run for the kids. To be sure, these sets are toys, not models, but I knew that when I saw ’em. I paid about $50@ at a train show. The good news is, they’re good toys. Their remotes offer variable speeds foreward & reverse. They chuff when they roll with bell & whistle sound. The remote is good to about 30′ with light obstructions (shrub, plants, plastic landscape). The battery case will hold C-cells or a ni-cad pack. The bad news… as toys, they lack detail. The freight set loco needs its leading wheels “tuned-up” to stay on the track reliably. The sound isn’t very loud though adequate for indoor use. I’d say both are worth $50~$70. Here’s a coupon… I opened the remote, planning to extend the antenna for better range. I found a 3rd, unexposed push-button. I made it work & to my delight, pushing it makes the Harry Potter loco play a songbook of Christmas Carols & the Freight loco welcome me to the “Polar Express”. This, of course, voids the warrantee, but I’m not worried about it. These aren’t the $$$ models I’m usually looking to collect. If you’re looking for a decent toy train layout, these are a good choice – not great, but good. They’re considerably superior to some other model train knock-offs I’ve seen. Bottom line, I’d buy ’em again. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 8 of 8 people found the following review helpful Worked 4 DAYS…, December 9, 2011 By whatupseattle “Suz in Seattle” (Seattle, WA United States) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Train Set – G-Gauge (Toy) and then it died. The remote cover broke when we put the batteries in it the first time, that should have been all the clue we needed, but we went ahead and set it up. Total running time about an hour, maybe, then the remote and the train decided not to talk to each other anymore, and it would go down the track about 6 inches and turn itself off. Amazon did give us a full refund, though, thank you for that! 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.