|Number of Game Players||1|
|Number of pieces||16|
|Material Type(s)||Plastic, Metal|
|Remote Control Included?||Yes|
|Remote Control Type||Cable|
|Release date||31 July 2019|
|Mfg Recommended age||3 year and up|
|Item Model Number||R1248|
|Product Dimensions||43.18 x 33.02 x 10.16 cm; 1.18 Kilograms|
Hornby R1248 Santa's Express Train Set, Various
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|Model name||Santa's Express Train Set|
|Age range (description)||3 years and over|
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- Two festive wagons
- Designed to run around the base of a Christmas tree
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Inject a bit of Hornby magic into Christmas with the special Santa's express train set. The ultimate Christmas decoration. Santa's special train includes his very own steam engine, a wagon full of presents and a closed van in which he keeps his reindeer. The spritely little engine, with its colourful seasonal livery, is more than capable of pulling such an important train around the base of your Christmas tree, delivering seasonal cheer on the oval of track included in this set
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I was like a child when this turned up and I got home from work. I couldn't wait to rip the packet open and set it up which I did there and then. I had great fun setting it up and sending it round the track.
Everyone that came round over the christmas period commented on how great it was and we even had it hooked up to a smart plug so could turn it on on demand.
Great value for money and good fun for all ages
First and foremost I think it is important to note this isn't designed to be a children's toy, it is not designed to be super durable, there are correct ways to put the wagons on a track and the train is designed to be operated at low speeds. A child will enjoy this for a short period of time, but as just an oval and with the newer gear ratios this isn't the most fun Hornby set out there.
The new 040 train is slower, but feels stable going round the track, something which is ideal at the foot of a christmas tree. I wouldn't buy this to play with as a model train set at all. Unfortunately the wagon's wheels are all plastic which increases drag quite a lot and are costly to upgrade, but for most people this will be fine.
Happy with my purchase, but would feel sorry for any child who was hoping to play with it any more than watching it around a tree.
I bought it at a bargain price, and for once, Amazon out did Hattons on price.
A lovely Christmas set from Hornby comprising of an 0-4-0 loco, an open wagon filled with presents and a carriage for Santa's sleigh, plus an oval of tack transformer and a controller.
It didn't come with a track mat and came with the old style controller from Hornby.
I've not had the set out the box yet as I still haven't put me tree up, so can't say how well she runs. She does look nice though! As soon as I get her running round me tree I'll upload a vid!
Chow for now!👍🚂🚃🚃🚃🍺😁👍