Mother’s Day has passed and it’s now time to start thinking about that special dad in your life! Father’s Day is on June 20th and here at ToyXplosion, we will feature some great Father’s Day gift ideas over the next few weeks.
First up – Bachmann Trains. Most Dads have had their fair share of ties, grill sets and nine irons over the years. Instead, this year, why not go with something unexpected for the perfect Father’s Day gift? For Father’s Day, Bachmann Trains has a number of train sets available sure to please even the most hard to shop for Dad.
For many of today’s fathers, model trains are a hobby that first grabbed their attentions and imaginations 50 to 60 years ago. In addition, model trains are a terrific way for kids to bond with their Dads while constructing the locomotive, reconfiguring it and adding to the set over the years. Creating lasting memories between the generations, a family’s train set often becomes a part of their traditions.
Check out these great suggestions:
The Sante Fe Flyer by Bachmann Trains ($97 MSRP) is a great train to haul freight across the deserts, mountains, and cities of the American landscape. Powered by a mighty Sante Fe FT Diesel locomotive with its distinctive “war bonnet” pain scheme, this sleek and powerful train deftly handles the every-changing terrain of the Southwest U.S. The Sante Fe Flyer ready-to-run train set includes diesel locomotive with operating headlight, open quad hopper, gondola, off-center caboose, body mounted E-Z Mate couples, snap-fit EZ Track including 11 pieces of curved track and one curved plug-in terminal retailer, power pack and speed controller, and illustrated instruction manual.
The Golden Spike 163-piece train set ($180 MSRP) commemorates the historic event when the world’s first transcontinental railroad was completed with the driving of the final Golden Spike. This set features Bachmann’s exclusive E-Z Track snap-fit track and roadbed system plus a diesel locomotive with an operating headlight, open quad hopper, plug-door box car, single dome tank car, stock car, off-center caboose, 63” x 38” oval of snap-fit EZ track including 12 pieces of curved track, 6 pieces of straight track, 1 plug-in terminal rerailer, 1 manual turnout-left, undertrack magnet with brakeman figure, 1 Hayes bumper, suburban station, signal bridge, 48 figures, 36 telephone poles, 48 railroad and street signs, power pack and speed control and an illustrated instruction manual.
Old time railroading gets a modern twist with the Steam Digital Commander set. Now, beginning railroaders can enjoy a steam-era locomotive equipped with the 21st Century digital command control (DCC). Bachmann’s exclusive E-Z Command DCC system lets you control the speed, direction, and lighting of the decoder-equipped 0-6-0 steam locomotive, and a 56” x 38” oval with turnout and siding will quickly have you performing switching operations like a pro. This digitally controlled train set features DCC-equipped 0-6-0 steam locomotive with operating headlight, gondola, box car, wide-vision caboose, E-Z Command Control Center with wall pack and plug-in wiring, body mounted E-Z mate couplers, 56” x38” oval of nickel silver E-Z track including 12 pieces of curved track, 4 pieces of straight track, 1 terminal rerailer, 1 manual turnout – left, under-track magent with brakeman figure, 1 Hayes bumper, DVD format E-Z Command instruction video and illustrated instruction manual.
Bachmann trains as a Father’s Day gift is something that will stand the test of time and last for generations to come.