When I think of Christmas morning, I picture a warm fire, hot cocoa, and children around a tree tearing into brightly wrapped packages and squealing with glee! Pretty dolls in pink and electric train sets. Since I live in a house full of boys, I think it's pretty safe to say, trains will be a part of our Christmas morning! I don't mind. I look forward to the smiles and excitement! This year, why not write Santa and have him get the ultimate electric train set sold exclusively at Bass Pro Shops! Legendary train maker, Bachmann, created this Bass Pro® Exclusive just in time for the holidays. The Bass Pro® North Pole Special Electric Train Set by Bachmann is a one-of-a-kind, classic-looking G-scale set featuring a 4-6-0 steam locomotive complete with operating headlight, smoke stack, speed-synchronized sound, wood tender, boxcar, and bobber caboose. The sound system requires one 9V battery (which is not included). This finely crafted locomotive is backed by Bachmann’s limited lifetime warranty. It is appropriate for ages 14 and up, but younger children and fathers or grandfathers can enjoy quiet moments and make life long memories with this set!
One each of the locomotive, wood tender, boxcar, and bobber caboose
Locomotive smokes and has steam chugging sound
Easy to assemble 8'2" x 4'3" oval track-it says 5'4"x4'3" on BPS website, but that is incorrect!
Power pack and speed controller
Illustrated instruction manual
DVD format video with assembly instructions
For those looking to surprise your children, this set is shipped in a brown box, without pictures. They'll never know what's in the box unless they're very sneaky!! After I removed the train from the packaging, I stared in awe at the set. It is so realistic! It's also larger than I imagined! I know, the size is clearly marked on the website. Still, it is quiet impressive in person! The track itself measures over 8'x2" x 4'3" in diameter and it is an oval configuration. It is perfect for surrounding the base of your Christmas Tree! Set up is easy and all the parts were packaged with care. The sounds are realistic and I loved the working lights! It even comes with an engineer and a fireman! (not the same as a firefighter!) If you are looking for a perfect train set, look no further. Bachmann has a reputation for building the best trains. Bass Pro Shops has a reputation for making dreams come true! Young or old, you will feel the magic with this beautiful train set! Keep it for yourself, or share with someone you love! You can buy all of your holiday gifts at Bass Pro Shops! Don't forget to fill the stockings too!
To disclose: Bass Pro® North Pole Special Electric Train Set by Bachmann was received in exchange for this review. No monetary compensation received.