In just two weeks Christmas Day will be upon us “…where the tree tops glisten and children listen…” and off in the distance Santa’s sleigh bells ring. Yes, it’s a jolly time of the year.
One of my fondest memories, as a child growing up in Indiana, was the electric train that made its way around the Christmas tree. The puffing smoke and choo-choo sound it made, as it traveled round and round, excited me and kept me mesmerized for hours (well maybe 20 minutes). It was state of the art back in the early 1950’s and it still brings happy thoughts (even though I’m 39?) as I recall the fun my brothers and sisters shared waiting for the bell to ring and smoke billowing.
Today Piko America, a premier manufacturer of quality G Gauge trains, offers a Christmas Freight Stater set with lights, analog sound and smoke. It comes with a locomotive and tender and three cars. A true ready-to-run model electric train that will excite both children and adults. The wonderful joy of this freight set is that you can enjoy it all year round, not just at Christmas. You can expand its travel by adding additional track and train cars. You can even add a Digital Sound Kit. You say you don’t have the room well take it outdoors, it comes with indoor/outdoor track and heavy duty plastic wheels for both indoor or outdoor use. Add additional freight cars and perhaps a building or two, a few figures scattered around the track and some simple landscaping. Wa La let the child in you come out, you can share your joy and excitement with your kids and grandkids. Enjoy the time together!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all from all of us at Trains And Toy Soldiers.