Hogwarts Express LionChief® Set
They’ve crossed through the barrier to PLATFORM 9 3/4™, eyed the various goodies on the snack trolley and are headed to HOGWARTS™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry aboard the Hogwarts Express. These young witches and wizards are eager to learn every spell and potion, and the first years are anxiously discussing where the SORTING HAT™ will place them! So climb aboard the Hogwarts Express and discover the magic and mystery that is Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s17)
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- 4-6-0 locomotive
- Two passenger coaches
- One combination car
- Eight curved O36 FasTrack® track sections, one 10” straight FasTrack® Plug-Expand-Play power lock-on section, one FasTrack® terminal section, and two 10” straight
- FasTrack® sections.
- 54W wall pack power supply
- LionChief® Remote for locomotive with forward and reverse control, sounds and announcements
- Electric locomotive controlled by LionChief® remote or Bluetooth® LionChief® app
- RailSounds RC™ sound system with steam chuffing and background sounds, horn, whistle, bell and user-activated announcements
- Powerful maintenance-free motor
- Operating headlight
- Puffing smoke
- On/Off switches for smoke and sound
- Chuffing sounds in sync with puffing smoke
- Operating coupler on rear of tender
- Cab window “glass”
- Traction tires
- Die-cast metal locomotive body
- Die-cast metal frame on tender
- Separately applied marker lamps, driver linkage, brake stands, coupler air lines and buffers
- Interior illumination
- Plastic trucks and operating couplers
- Soft molded diaphragms between cars
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful Engine - The Rest is OK.
The quality of the engine is great, but the rest of the train and the track is plastic. The only part that is diecast is the engine. The colors and finish don’t match on the plastic vs. metal. The track and train are both hard to put together. Getting the track to lock into place took all of my strength. I also ran into a lot of issues with troubleshooting to get the train running; especially getting all of the train cars seated correctly. The controller and the app both work well, and they are straightforward and easy to use. The sounds are not realistic, and the lines from the movie aren’t high quality. The train itself is extremely loud and the track is very short compared to the train.
Overall, I expected the entire set up to be different. It was not easy to put together, and the quality isn’t there for me. The product has been provided by Lionel free of charge so I could experience it; however, the thoughts and opinions are all my own.
A great pass time for Harry Potter fans
I loved opening the Hogwarts Express train. I was happy to see it package in a way it would not get messed up during shipping and the packaging makes it easy to store.i have to say my favorite part of the train was blue tooth control work great for me with a small kids. “The product has been provided by Lionel free of charge so I could experience it; however, the thoughts and opinions are all my own.”
Good Starter Set
Im impressed with how the train runs, and how easy it was to use and setup. The lionchief app adds many features, but the train would NOT sync with any android device I used, I tried an iphone and it immediately synced. The train was nicely detailed I liked the look of the diecast engine, the plastic cars aren't the most detailed but the lights were really nice, I did have a hard time getting some to couple but no big deal. I was impressed with the smoke unit it was the perfect amount. The sound was nice, good sounding bell and whistle but the voice announcements weren't the clearest.Overall I was impressed with this set, it's a well performing train. If you're looking for a set and like Harry Potter this is the way to go,but if youre like myself and enjoy realistic trains it may not be the best choice, but there is no lack of quality in this train The product has been provided by Lionel free of charge so I could experience it; however, the thoughts and opinions are all my own
Beautiful, sturdy set
This is our 4th Lionel train (one from the 80's that is O-gauge and two other G-gauges from the last 2 years).
The engine gets 5 stars - it's very heavy duty and absolutely beautiful. My son loves the steam that comes from the smokestack. The whole set is stunning. It seems to stay on the track better than the other o-gauge we have that only has the double rail.
The reason it's getting a 4 and not a 5 is that once the passenger cars are attached, there seems to be a slight electrical issue that prevents it from working all the time. Also, the speaker is sort of muffled making it hard to understand the characters. In any event, it was decided by my son and husband that this would be our new Christmas Train, ousting the one we have been using the last 6 years (and the one my husband used throughout his childhood). That's a win.
The product has been provided by Lionel free of charge so I could experience it; however, the thoughts and opinions are all my own.