Some good model train sets include the Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer, Lionel Polar Express and Bachmann Chattanooga sets. Other highly rated model train sets are the Bachmann Rail Chief and the Life-Like Trains Salute to America set.
The Lionel Pennsylvania Flyer LionChief train set has solid build quality and craftsmanship, and its locomotive is sturdy enough to withstand years of wear and tear. The locomotive features a remote control system and operational headlight. With puffing smoke, sound and corresponding on and off switches, this set also has a maintenance-free motor.
The Lionel Polar Express is arguably the most popular model train set, and it has been so ever since its namesake book was written in 1985. One of the most sought-after sets during the holiday season, the Lionel Polar Express is G-gauge scale, making it very large. The train has sound effects and is also operated by remote control.
An HO-scale model train set, the Chattanooga by Bachmann comes with a locomotive, tender, hopper, tank car, boxcar and caboose. The track is easy to put together because it is Bachmann's E-Z snap-together track. Life-Like Trains' Salute to America is designed entirely with red, white and blue. With an F7 diesel locomotive and a dome tank car, the set signifies all things American.