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« on: November 05, 2015, 08:49:59 PM »

Was given the Night Before Christmas set. Can I add track?? If so how much and which type??

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2015, 10:42:16 PM »

If this is your trains set

What size track plan do you have in mind?

You can add as much 45 mm gauge model railroad track as you want from most any track manufacturer. The more track, at a point, the more wiring needed to distribute power to the track. This also can bring into play the power the power pack can deliver.

Some folks prefer to use track made of brass as it is not as susceptible to damage as the steel track Bachmann provides in their Large Scale (can be seen referred to as G Scale) train sets.
Chuck N

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« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2015, 02:40:25 PM »


If you new set has steel tubular track It will not be easy to connect it to any of the solid track, brass, stainless steel, aluminum, etc.  The steel track is OK indoors, but if you are planning to set up your train outside, it will very quickly rust.

If you are going to have a permanent setup indoors or out.  I would recommend getting larger diameter curves.  The largest that will fit you proposed space.  The 2' radius (4' Diameter) curves that come with the set are OK for under the Christmas tree.  However, if used on a regular basis they will add to the wear and tear of the wheels, track, and gears. 


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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 02:21:15 PM »

My wife purchased this Christmas train set from a secondary retailer and gave me the "mission" of assembling it prior to Thanksgiving (to surprise my small grandson). 

The assembly was easy and straight forward, but I have two questions:
1.  Where does the accompanying Santa and his gift bag go?
2.  Can you explain more about those extra couplers that I received? I am not exactly sure what they are for.

This train is really a fantastic addition to our Christmas decoration.   Beautiful!

Loco Bill Canelos

Model railroading since 1947

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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 04:19:28 PM »


Your set is definitely a beauty!! Cool   Santa can go anywhere you want him to Smiley!  Don't worry about the extra couplers unless you will be adding cars from a different manufacturer.

Have fun with the grandson, O yeah, and watch out Santa might hook you on Large Scale railroading Cool Roll Eyes Shocked Grin!

Loco Bill

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