Lionel The Polar Express Remote Control Electric Train Set For Kids

Last updated: September 16, 2022


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Product Details

In our analysis of 11 expert reviews, the Lionel The Polar Express Remote Control Electric Train Set For Kids placed 6th when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

A CHRISTMAS SPIRIT SHOWSTOPPER: All aboard The Polar Express Ready-to-Play train set. This set comes with an exclusive track system allowing you to create a circle, rectangle or oval track. Great for kids, hobbyists and holiday decorating. SET INCLUDES: Battery-powered steam locomotive and tender. Passenger-coach; Observation car, 24 curved and 8 straight plastic track pieces. Remote control. TRAIN SET FEATURES: Battery-powered Berkshire-style locomotive; Authentic train sounds and announcements, including bell and whistle. Working headlight. Detailed passenger coach, fixed knuckle couplers. User-friendly remote control. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS: 50” x 73” Ready-to-Play track. This set is not compatible with Lionel G Gauge or any other G Gauge track systems. BATTERY REQUIREMENTS: Requires six C cell batteries to operate train. Requires three AAA batteries to operate remote control. Batteries are not included with purchase of train set.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Very detailed passenger coach design. Features authentic train sounds and a working headlight. Easy to use remote control features. Includes extra straight pieces to expand.
Features an attractive holiday theme with lots of attention to detail. Components are well-made, and the track pieces are easy to put together. Looks great around the Christmas tree.
Lionel has several iconic replicas of famous trains and this one is a smaller scale of the Polar Express. It includes the engine, coal car and two passenger cars. It comes with 73 inches of track that form an oval. Track extension pieces are available to make it larger. This model train set moves around the track and is controlled by a remote.
Perfect gift for Christmas. 32 pieces for more creativity. The remote offers many options like moving forward, going in reverse, and blow the whistle, among others.

What reviewers didn't like

The remote keeps losing connection to the train.
Batteries don't last long. Some owners found the "train" sound it makes to be annoying.
The beeping sound produced when you turn the engine before the remote. It takes some time to get used to the tracks.
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