Whether you are a model railway fanatic or looking for your child’s new favorite toy, the best train sets come in different sizes, prices, and design - so it is very likely that you will find a train set on the market that is the right choice for you. The question is - how to choose the best one?
Best Train Sets - 2018
Bachmann Rail Chief Set
This motorized train set is powered by an EMD GP40 diesel locomotive and comes with an operating headlight. It is a 5-car, HO-scale set, with a 47” by 38” track. Aside from the incredibly realistic-looking cars, this set also includes a steel roadbed track, miniature people, and a signal bridge. This 130-piece set is great for newbies, as it is very easy to set up and can be ready to run in no time.
Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer Train Set
This remote control train set comes with a locomotive, a 3-dome tank car, a boxcar, and a caboose, as well as a 40” by 60” fast track that is durable and easy to connect. The remote of this O-scale train set can be used to turn the train on or off, blow the whistle, blow smoke, and control the speed level.
Bachmann Trains Santa Fe Flyer Set
This HO-scale train set comes with an EMD FT diesel locomotive with operating headlights, two freight cars, an off-center caboose, and a 36-inch snap-fit E-Z track. If you’re not looking for a battery operated train set, this might be the choice for you as it comes with a speed and direction controller, both powered by a plug-in electric source. This set was designed in a “war bonnet” paint scheme and revives a southwestern theme. Finally, as this is one of their top-rated electric train sets, you will often find it listed in eBay’s daily deals and discounts.
Lionel Polar Express Train Set
This set is a wonderful example of themed remote control trains. It was inspired by the movie “The Polar Express”, but it could also be fun for those not familiar with the movie. This O-scale set comes with a lot of fun features like smoke, a whistle, chuffing sound, a bell, as well as voice announcements like “All aboard the Polar Express!”. It also comes with four popular character figures from the movie.