Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!  🙂  I suppose you could call this my video Christmas card.  In 2002, MTH Electric Trains reproduced a very early (1925) Lionel Standard Gauge electric locomotive.  This model of the #10 was done in red and green for Christmas, with three matching cars, also reproductions of those from 85 years ago. Together, the train was called The Christmas Express and came in a complete set with track and transformer.  This is worthy of note since this set was, as far as I know, the first ready-to-run Standard Gauge set in about three-quarters of a century!  A few years later, MTH brought out another Standard Gauge Christmas set with a #384E steam locomotive.  Additional cars have been brought out over the years to the point that there are now nine of them.  For this True HD 1080p video, I've put the #10 electric locomotive at the head of eight of the cars (the observation cars can't couple at the back so only one can be used on the train and thus Prancer had to stay behind in the stable).  Here are Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, with the Santa baggage car for good measure.  They're running on my Sky's The Limit Layout seven feet up off the floor and next to the ceiling!  Be sure to listen to the special Christmas sound set toward the end of the video.  It was a really nice touch that MTH included in the locomotive, enabled by the Protosound 2 sound and remote control software, and the entire thing is controlled by the DCS remote control system.  🙂

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