I found a Lionel “Ready To Play” train set on Amazon.com for only $37 and couldn’t resist buying it… just to see if it was worth the price or not.
When I opened the box and set it up, there were two major surprises:
Even though it was made by Lionel, it was neither O gauge or HO… the two most common model train sizes made by Lionel.
It was actually a fun toy, not a piece of junk… totally worth the $37. If you have a 3-6 year old in your family who likes trains or John Deere tractors, this is a product you should probably buy!
You can order one from Amazon at
Sure, this is nowhere near the quality you would get in a HO or O scale model train set… but one of those could easily cost you hundreds of dollars. This little model train set is a real bargain for the price!
Speaking of HO model trains…
If you’d like to see some videos of an extensive HO layout with realistic scenery and buildings… check out the YouTube channel of my old friend from my college days, Paul Patterson. His channel is at Q