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Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set

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Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set

Here’s a handsome addition to the Polar Express product line – an exquisitely crafted G-Gauge train set that can be run on rechargeable battery technology. You can operate this train using a 9.6 volt rechargeable battery or use six conventional C batteries – it’s your choice! The set also comes with an easy-to-operate RC remote controller.What sets this set apart is the unmatched craftsmanship. The engine and tender have details never before seen in a G-Gauge format. The observation car has an endearing “disappearing hobo” feature. THE POLAR EXPRESS and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and ©Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14)
Locomotive Features
  • Highly detailed, sturdily constructed Berkshire-style locomotive
  • Authentic train sounds, including bell and whistle
  • Working headlight
  • Requires six C cell batteries OR a 9.6V Rechargeable battery pack (not included)
Passenger Car Features
  • Handsomely detailed passenger coach
  • Observation car with "disappearing hobo" feature
  • Fixed knuckle couplers
RC Remote Control Features
  • Designed for easy use
  • Clearly marked buttons allow train to go forward and reverse, sound the whistle, ring the bell, and play "All aboard The Polar Express"
  • Requires two AA batteries (not included)
Set Features
  • Steam Locomotive and Coal tender
  • Passenger coach with two opening doors
  • Observation car with "disappearing hobo" feature and opening door
  • Three Polar Express figures (conductor, boy and hobo)
  • 12 Curved and 4 straight easy-to-assemble G-Gauge black plastic track pieces
  • Easy-to-unpack, easy-to-repack storage box
  • RC remote controller

Product Description

Here's a handsome addition to the Lionel Polar Express product line - an exquisitely crafted G-Gauge train set that can be run on rechargeable battery technology. You can operate this train using a 9.6 volt rechargeable battery (not included) or use six conventional C batteries (which are included) - it's your choice! The set also comes with an easy-to-operate RC remote controller (with two AA batteries included).

But what sets this set apart is the unmatched craftsmanship. The engine and tender have details never before seen in a G-Gauge format. The observation car has an endearing "disappearing hobo" feature. All of this is available at an unbelievably affordable price.

The Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set includes:

  • G Gauge steam locomotive and tender
  • Passenger coach with two opening doors
  • Observation car with "disappearing hobo" feature, and opening door
  • 3 Polar Express figures (conductor, boy, hobo)
  • Easy to assembly G-Gauge track (55"x72" oval)
  • Easy to unpack easy to repack storage box
  • RC remote controller
  • Six C & two AA batteries


The Locomotive Features:

  • Highly detailed G-Gauge steam locomotive
  • Authentic train sounds including authentic bell and whistle
  • Working headlight


Rolling Stock Features:

  • Handsomely detailed passenger coach
  • Observation car with "disappearing hobo" feature
  • Fixed knuckle couplers



Additional Info

071666

72FC402F

023922110220

711022

13 pounds

28.8 x 22.5 x 8.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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Lionel LLC 1008727Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set
 
3.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (14)
  • Durable (10)
  • Fits theme (7)
  • Fun (7)
  • Easy to set up (6)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Gift (6)
  • Just for fun (5)
  • Imaginative play (4)
  • Older children (4)
  • Young children (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (9), Budget shopper (4), Grandparent (3), Parent of two or more children (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Helpful set up hints for train

Just wanted to give some helpful hints. We have owned this train for 3 years my family really loves it the sounds are exactly from the movie, and the little figures are adorable....Read complete review

Just wanted to give some helpful hints. We have owned this train for 3 years my family really loves it the sounds are exactly from the movie, and the little figures are adorable. That being said each time we set it up for Christmas we try to make it more durable. 1. Zip ties and painters tape! We use small black zip ties to keep the track together, it takes a little time to get them all on and cut the extra but what a life saver, I've got a 3 and 5 year old and 2 dogs. Inevitably one of them would step on the track on push it and then the track would come apart. This solves the first problem. we also have hardwood floors so the track kept sliding when knocked into. So we put a little painters tape up and down on a few of the railroad ties around the track. This prevents the slipping. 2. Zip tie the couplings to each other. When the train gets knocked off the track it's a domino effect. Most of the cars come off too. Very ANNOYING. Now you need to re couple all the trains and get them re balanced on the track. This zip tie idea helps quite a bit, but this year we went a little advanced. 3. Advanced instructions for couples. So as stated before the zip ties on the couples work well but not perfect, because when the train falls off sometimes the zip ties slide off the couples too. Here's our fix this year. Behind each couple is a large plastic piece. We drilled holes in the plastic on each one and then zip tied through our new holes. This seems to be working perfectly. Nothing can zap our holiday cheer faster then being under the tree every five minutes trying to tweet a part of this train. These few quick steps save us HOURS of torture. I've seen many Christmas trains they all seem to have the same issues. Perhaps if you had no small children or pets or carpet these things would be more durable but these extra 10 minutes of prep make all the difference for us. Happy Holidays to all!

VS

Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Polar Express G Gauge Train Set

This is the second Polar express I ordered. We tried everything on both sets, and both were unable to go more than 2 inches and then stop. I even called Lionel, I looked...Read complete review

This is the second Polar express I ordered. We tried everything on both sets, and both were unable to go more than 2 inches and then stop. I even called Lionel, I looked on utube, but nothing worked. So I am planning to return the set. Thought the first set was a lemon, returned it and order the same set, but it did the same thing...so back it goes. I am giving up on the Polar express.

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Polar Express G Gauge Train Set

By sandi

from rockville md

About Me Midrange shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Just For Fun

    Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

    This is the second Polar express I ordered. We tried everything on both sets, and both were unable to go more than 2 inches and then stop. I even called Lionel, I looked on utube, but nothing worked. So I am planning to return the set. Thought the first set was a lemon, returned it and order the same set, but it did the same thing...so back it goes. I am giving up on the Polar express.

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    3.0

    i would by this again

    By austen the happy boy

    from mundelein IL

    About Me Budget shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Classic
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fits Theme

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just For Fun

      Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

      liked it very much just which the cars stayed attached to each other. and able to purchase more tracks.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Very Poor Quality-Would not Recommend

      By Grandma's Christmas

      from Milledgeville, Georgia 31061

      About Me Midrange shopper

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

          This train was a huge disappointment considering the company name that makes it. The first train would not move forward unless the remote was touching the train (it is suppose to operate up to 10 feet.) We received train #2 and the whistle would not blow, the train would run around the track once and then slow down as though it was not receiving the signal from the remote again.
          I have returned both trains.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Family loves it

          By Peanut's mom

          from Florida

          About Me Midrange shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Festive

          Cons

          • Comes Undone Easily
          • Track Easily Undone

          Best Uses

          • Decoration
          • Just For Fun

          Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

          This train was perfect for under the tree. It is easy to put together with multiple track formation options. The sounds it makes and the bell it came with kept the kids smiling. Only downfall is the track comes apart easily if it is accidentally bumped by them, but it is easy to snap back together.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          batteries lost charge

          By mom

          from phoneix, az

          About Me High-end shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive

          Cons

          • Difficult To Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Gift

          Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

          Great train! It comes with batteries but they must have been old because they were not strong enough to pull the entire train. We had a few but not enough so did not get to enjoy the train on Christmas am as we had hoped. Make sure you have batteries on hand.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Polar Express

          By Polar Express

          from Graham, NC

          About Me Midrange shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

          Planning to set up Christmas Eve

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          (21 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Helpful set up hints for train

          By Sean

          from Long Island NY

          About Me Midrange shopper

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Festive

          Cons

          • Delicate
          • Easily Knocked Apart

          Best Uses

            Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

            Just wanted to give some helpful hints. We have owned this train for 3 years my family really loves it the sounds are exactly from the movie, and the little figures are adorable. That being said each time we set it up for Christmas we try to make it more durable. 1. Zip ties and painters tape! We use small black zip ties to keep the track together, it takes a little time to get them all on and cut the extra but what a life saver, I've got a 3 and 5 year old and 2 dogs. Inevitably one of them would step on the track on push it and then the track would come apart. This solves the first problem. we also have hardwood floors so the track kept sliding when knocked into. So we put a little painters tape up and down on a few of the railroad ties around the track. This prevents the slipping. 2. Zip tie the couplings to each other. When the train gets knocked off the track it's a domino effect. Most of the cars come off too. Very ANNOYING. Now you need to re couple all the trains and get them re balanced on the track. This zip tie idea helps quite a bit, but this year we went a little advanced. 3. Advanced instructions for couples. So as stated before the zip ties on the couples work well but not perfect, because when the train falls off sometimes the zip ties slide off the couples too. Here's our fix this year. Behind each couple is a large plastic piece. We drilled holes in the plastic on each one and then zip tied through our new holes. This seems to be working perfectly. Nothing can zap our holiday cheer faster then being under the tree every five minutes trying to tweet a part of this train. These few quick steps save us HOURS of torture. I've seen many Christmas trains they all seem to have the same issues. Perhaps if you had no small children or pets or carpet these things would be more durable but these extra 10 minutes of prep make all the difference for us. Happy Holidays to all!

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Terrible Toy

            By Frequent Toy Purchaser

            from Charlotte, NC

            About Me Midrange shopper

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult To Set Up
              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

                We bought this train for my 5 1/2 year old boy. If you breathe on it, it becomes misaligned from the track. There are no figurines included in the box, as indicated in the photo above. The cars become uncoupled often, and my son cannot get them re-coupled without help. He also can't realign the wheels onto the track. The train does not have an easy to reach power switch, so you end up hearing it "at the station" for 10 minutes before it powers down. I thought it was going to be a metal train, but it's plastic. This toy is highly temperamental and I would not recommend it to anyone. Very disappointed and it's going back.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                great gift for a polar express fan

                By smiles

                from florida

                About Me Budget shopper

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Durable
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Store
                • Fits Theme

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Just For Fun

                  Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

                  my three year old son loves the Polar Express movie so when he saw the train set in the Toys r us ad he was excited he wanted it for Christmas. On Christmas I let him open it first he shouted yeah Polar Express train set we put it together and he played with it all day he loved all the features on such as the light,sounds and phrases from the movie he even like that it came with the conducted, the Lil boy and the hobo on the train car the train set looks exactly like the one in the movie I recommend recommend buying rechargeable batteries because the last longer

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                  (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Buy batteries immediately!

                  By MeghaMonkey

                  from Syracuse, NY

                  About Me Midrange shopper

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive
                  • Classic
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Festive
                  • Fits Theme

                  Cons

                  • Bulky

                  Best Uses

                  • Decoration
                  • Gift

                  Comments about Lionel LLC 1008727 Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set:

                  I purchased this on Black Friday for my almost 2.5 year old son. It was easy to put together, and looked amazing running under our Christmas tree. He absolutely loved the conductor's voice, bell and whistle, and he figured out the remote in minutes. He struggles to move the people from the observation deck to the front of the train to the platform, but I think this is due to his age.He knows how to do it, but the pieces are so small! The only reason that I did not give this train 5 stars is because you can't turn it off. You can turn off the remote (which is still using the original batteries after three weeks), but you have to wait for the train to turn itself off (after TEN MINUTES of idle time!)! The other option is to disconnect the power source from the engine to the tender, but I'd rather not have my toddler messing with that. This train is seriously awesome, but buy at least a dozen C batteries right off the bat!

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