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Pennsylvania Flyer "O" Gauge Train Set

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lichme


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Item: Pennsylvania Flyer "O" Gauge Train Set
Price: $159.99
Shipping Options:$5 Standard OR $17 Two-Day OR $20 One-Day
Condition: New

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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
5/6/2013 - $160.00 (Woot Plus)
11/22/2012 - $170.00 (Woot Plus)

jonbondurant


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Cheaper at Toys R Us. I thought this was a woot off?

http://www.toysrus.com/buy/vehicles-hobby-r-c/trains/electric-trains/train-sets/pennsylvania-flyer-o-gauge-train-set-6-30089-3775209



lichme wrote:Item: Pennsylvania Flyer "O" Gauge Train Set
Price: $159.99
Shipping Options:$5 Standard OR $17 Two-Day OR $20 One-Day
Condition: New

Search Amazon Search Google

Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
5/6/2013 - $160.00 (Woot Plus)
11/22/2012 - $170.00 (Woot Plus)


Jon651


quality posts: 21 Private Messages Jon651

If you have patience, you can find this set occasionally on clearance for this price or slightly less. I purchased one last year from J.C.P. online for $150, but it will normally sell for $250 regularly.

Here are a few observations concerning this particular set:
* The transformer is only rated at 40 watts, which is just enough to power what is in this set and nothing more. If you want to use a larger engine or add heavier cars (such as lighted passenger cars) you will quickly reach the limit of your power supply. You should be able to add 5-6 more freight cars with no problems, however.
* The transformer has no place to plug in non-track extras such as street lights and other accessories. If they don't run off of track power then you are out of luck.
* The engine is one of the smaller units Lionel makes and has a plastic body, as does the tender. It is plenty powerful, however, and smokes nicely. However, you will more than likely only get noticeable smoke when it is running pretty fast.
* The whistle is in the tender and is electric (a simple motor turning a fan). Even though there is a bell button on the transformer this engine/tender combo has no bell. The more expensive locos have better sounds (whistles, bells, radio chatter, synchronized steam chuffing, etc.), but for the price a whistle is all you will get.
* There are several different pre-packaged expansion sets that will include cars, track or both. This set is very easy to expand.
* The oval you get with this set is very nice and will fit around the base of a Christmas tree or on top of an average-size dining room table. Fastrack is probably the best track systems out there for O-gauge trains, but there are some people out there who are more than willing to argue the point whether you want to or not.
* This set is DANGEROUS!!! It will lead you to buy more cars, more track, a bigger transformer, another locomotive, and other unsavory behaviors. Don't say I didn't warn you...

jchkao


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jonbondurant wrote:Cheaper at Toys R Us. I thought this was a woot off?

http://www.toysrus.com/buy/vehicles-hobby-r-c/trains/electric-trains/train-sets/pennsylvania-flyer-o-gauge-train-set-6-30089-3775209



The model you listed might be an older model as it is not available. The current model which is exactly the same as this one here and available is currently $229.99 with free shipping at Toys R Us. So Woot is cheaper...in for 1...make it a good one.