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Review of Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge
4.10 stars Very Good Form 337 Reviews
Reviewed on: October 05, 2014 Author:
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Pros & Cons


  • Has die-cast metal locomotive body and frame
  • Very detailed design
  • Cars feature interior lighting and silhouettes in windows
  • Has smoke, whistle and bell
  • Track works well on carpet or wood
  • Has a transformer to control forward, neutral, and reverse operation
  • Quality product and worth the price


  • Sometimes whistle , bell and smoke may not work
  • Transformer is not reliable at time and starts blinking because of overload
Review Summary

This is the summary of consumer reviews for Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge. The BoolPool rating for this product is Very Good, with 4.10 stars, and the price range is $221.99-$419.99.

The Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge is classic, well crafted and beautifully detailed train set. The locomotive is made from heavy die-cast metal and comes with powerful maintenance-free motor, puffing smoke, working headlight, a unique whistle and more. This classis locomotive pulls three lighted passenger cars including an observation car with a new rounded movie-inspired deck. It is easy to assemble and setup. The tracks work well on the carpet or the wood floor.

However, a few users complain about the malfunctioning whistle, bell buttons and transformer. Some buyers also find the price to be on higher side compared to other models available in the market.

Overall, the Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge is a great product that allows various controls and operations with a great looking and sturdy locomotive. This is a superbly crafted toy and is fun for complete family.

What's in the Box:

  • 1 die-cast steam engine; 1 coal tender; 2 coach passenger cars; 1 observation car; 1 CW-80 transformer; Santa's Bell; 4 articulated movie characters; 1 bottle smoke fluid; 40- x 60-inch oval track (with 8 curved sections; 3 straight sections; 1 power terminal section); and instruction book.
User Voice
Lionel Trains Polar Express Train Set - O Gauge
Made from heavy die cast Whistle is perfect Smoke system works well Little expensive Quality product and worth the price
Review Group #: 1 Rating :
4.00 stars
9 Reviews See Details
Sometimes whistle and bell do not work Has perfect detail Tracks work on carpet and hardwood with ease
Review Group #: 2 Rating :
3.50 stars
15 Reviews See Details
Few users complain about the transformer Transformer starts blinking indicating overloading
Review Group #: 3 Rating :
2.50 stars
16 Reviews See Details
Engine is heavy and well-built Engine and cars are detailed and beautiful Cars are made of light plastic Interior lighting is a nice touch
Review Group #: 4 Rating :
4.00 stars
16 Reviews See Details
Well-constructed product Product performs as described Easy to setup
Review Group #: 5 Rating :
4.00 stars
16 Reviews See Details
Stays well on track Everything fits together nicely Starter track layout is small
Review Group #: 6 Rating :
4.50 stars
25 Reviews See Details
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Rating : 4.10 stars Form 337 Reviews
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