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Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set

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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

711002

batteries are required (included)

13 pounds

28.8 x 22.5 x 8.0

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
Lionel LLC 1008727Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set
 
4.1

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (11)
  • Durable (10)
  • Fun (7)
  • Fits theme (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Gift (5)
  • Imaginative play (4)
  • Older children (4)
  • Young children (4)
  • Entertainment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (6), Budget shopper (3), 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

 

Overpriced

This is way over priced. I got it for 30% off and STILL paid [$]. It is at [@] for [$]. Tried to return online purchase BUT you can ONLY...Read complete review

This is way over priced. I got it for 30% off and STILL paid [$]. It is at [@] for [$]. Tried to return online purchase BUT you can ONLY get store credit if you return an online purchase to a store. OR you have to pay for shipping to mail it back to get your refund. Depending on what you are saving - it's not worth the hassle. Watch the return policy here.Bottom line, the kids loved it but when I find that I overpaid by $50, and the store does NO price matching OR do they allow you to return to a store - to get your original method of payment back - I Have ZERO plans to purchase from this store again online EXCEPT to use down this gift card!

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4.0

Polar Express

By Polar Express

from Graham, NC

About Me Midrange shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Planning to set up Christmas Eve

        Comment on this review

        (7 of 7 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!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 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.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 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

                Comment on this review

                (4 of 5 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!

                Comment on this review

                (8 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Overpriced

                By Mom of Five

                from New York

                About Me Midrange shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Festive
                • Fits Theme
                • Realistic

                Cons

                • Delicate
                • Doesn't Store Well
                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Gift

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

                This is way over priced. I got it for 30% off and STILL paid [$]. It is at [@] for [$]. Tried to return online purchase BUT you can ONLY get store credit if you return an online purchase to a store. OR you have to pay for shipping to mail it back to get your refund. Depending on what you are saving - it's not worth the hassle. Watch the return policy here.Bottom line, the kids loved it but when I find that I overpaid by $50, and the store does NO price matching OR do they allow you to return to a store - to get your original method of payment back - I Have ZERO plans to purchase from this store again online EXCEPT to use down this gift card!

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Christmas Eve hit

                By Grammy & Grandpaw

                from S.C.

                About Me Midrange shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • A lot of detail
                • Attractive
                • Classic
                • Contains batteries
                • Durable
                • Easy to assemble
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Store
                • Festive
                • Fits Theme
                • Large enough to enjoy
                • Stays on the track

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Just For Fun

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

                  easy to install and put together. Little hands can operate it. Track easy to work with. Train does NOT fall off track. Santa bell and small figures an added benefit. Sound effects. Mesmerized a 2 and6 year old.

                  Comment on this review

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wonderful Train Set!

                  By mom of 2 boys

                  from Texas

                  About Me Budget shopper

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gift

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

                    my husband and i got this train off of [@] brand new and never been opened for [$] less vs toys r us, its a great train and i hope my son will love it. If you want to buy this train look around and read the reviews first, you can always find it somewhere else for a better price!

                    Comment on this review

                    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great train

                    By train fan

                    from fremont ca

                    About Me Budget shopper

                    Pros

                    • Attractive
                    • Classic
                    • Durable
                    • Fits Theme

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        we found 9.6 v rechargable online, we bought 2 and a charger,end of battery problem.

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect for my Grandson!

                        By Grandma P

                        from Clifton, NJ

                        About Me Grandparent

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Fun
                        • Quality Construction
                        • Really Works

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Collecting
                          • Entertainment
                          • Imaginative Play
                          • Older Children
                          • Young Children

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

                          It met my expectations. [...]

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