Lionel introduced a new track system in 2003 called Fastrack, and it immediately took the model railroad layout to new heights. Its ease of assembly with an instant roadbed was indeed a welcome to train enthusiasts who didn’t have room to build a table top layout, the Fastrack system could be assembled in one evening right on the living room floor. Train lovers were ready to run their favorite locomotive that same evening, mom, dad and the kids could all enjoy the choo choo sounds and smoke billowing from the steam engine as it chugged its way around the track. Now with several options available; a figure eight, an oval with either an inner passing loop, an outer passing loop or by adding a siding to the oval track you can expand that simple layout. Add a railroad crossing with flashers, a bell and gates that move up and down. With Lionel’s vast selection of accessories friends and family can create their own impressive layout. You can even build it modular, put-it-down when you’re ready to play and take-it-up when you’re finished. Trains and Toy Soldiers offers a variety of Fastrack sections from straights to curves in various radiuses, along with locomotives, freight cars and accessories.