Lionel Spotlights Charlie Brown Halloween Set

Sept. 19th 2013

Halloween is quickly approaching, and it's time to bust out the decorations! Unfortunately it's hard to express your enthusiasm for such a spooky holiday as a railroader. Lionel is here to change that with their latest product spotlight. 

Meet the Peanuts Halloween Set, which will allow you to add a few ghosts and ghouls to your layout, or add a train to your typical October decorations. No Halloween would be complete without a viewing of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and this train set brings that classic television special to life on the rails in a really fun way. Check out all the details and photos of the set below.

New Product Spotlight – Peanuts® Halloween Set with LionChief® Remote

Treat yourself this Halloween with our new Peanuts® Halloween train set. This train combines all the family fun of a Peanuts Halloween with our extremely user-friendly LionChief Remote control system.

Thanks to this new control system, all of the power is in the palm of your hand. Control the speed, direction and sound effects from anywhere in the room.

Set up is easy and perfect for a seasonal train garden. Just snap together the track, plug in the power supply and you’re ready to roll. The Peanuts train can run on layouts with our conventional, TMCC and LEGACY control systems as well.

The set includes:

  • 6-18789 2-4-2 Locomotive and tender
  • 6-37080 Two-dome Tankcar
  • 6-39374 Boxcar
  • 6-25926 Caboose
  • Eight curved O-36 FasTrack sections, one 10″ straight FasTrack section, one FasTrack wall-pack terminal section
  • Wall-pack power supply
  • Remote for locomotive (requires three AAA batteries, not included)

The locomotive features:

  • Chuffing sounds in sync with speed of locomotive
  • Clanging bell and whistle sounds
  • Special Halloween sounds
  • Steam background sounds
  • Operating headlight
  • Puffing smoke unit
  • Operating coupler on rear of tender
  • Maintenance-free motor
  • Traction tire
  • Die-cast metal locomotive body

Our 2-4-2 remote-controlled engines have a recommended ten car train limit. That gives you plenty of room to add some additional Peanuts Halloween cars (like the aquarium and pumpkin flatcars seen here), other spooky rollingstock or just some traditional freight.

The set retails for $299.99 and should begin shipping next month. See your Lionel dealer or order online through LionelStore.com.

*Peanuts and all related trademarks are copyright Peanuts Worldwide LLC.

This won't interest the more serious railroaders out there, but the Peanuts® Halloween Set with LionChief® Remote is a great way to introduce your family and children to the world of trains. The friendly imagery of Charlie Brown keeps things light throughout the Halloween season, and the variety of cars give railroaders an excuse to educate on the rails without losing the interest of onlookers. Although $300 seems like a lot for a train that only comes out for one month a year, the potential for display and fun with the family makes it well worth the cost.

In other words, I've convinced this is more "treat" than it is "trick." Keep an eye out for this set and other "Halloween-themed" trains on the DASH Marketplace, because you might just make this Halloween the most memorable in a very long time. 

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