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Sunday, February 14 2016 15:46

Toy Fair: Battery-Operated Trains from Bachmann Trains...

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Toy FairWe do love our trains around here, but one thing that's important is the parental supervision when it comes to the electric models. With that in mind, my interest was piqued by the first-ever battery-operated train sets to be release by the folks at Bachmann Trains - the HO scale passenger United Railways Express and freight Fast Rail Flyer. Both are debuting this week at the New York Toy Fair, and you can see some specs and images below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine...

Bachmann Trains Battery Operated Set Fast Rail Flyer 2

"Both feature a diesel engine with locomotive, whistle, and bell sounds plus an operating headlight. These ready-to-run sets come complete with a 63" x 45" oval of snap-together track and include either two passenger cars, station, crossing gates, and signals (United Railways Express) or three freight cars, crossing gates, signals, and trees (Fast Rail Flyer). Just add batteries (no controller or power pack needed) and you are ready for hours of railroading fun!" Each set carries an MSRP of just $29.00, and requires two AA batteries for operation (not included).

Bachmann Trains Battery Operated Set United Railways Express

Additionally, the folks at Bachmann are releasing some Thomas & Friends Track Playtape...

BachmannToyFair2016 TTTPlaytape

Look for all of these in stores later this year. Check out http://www.bachmanntrains.com/home-usa/ for more.

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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