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Here Comes The Train: Electric Train Sets

Miniaturized train sets have remained a staple of every child toy set for generations, thanks to their exceptional versatility and pure fun. With the best electric train sets in 2021 are lightweight, more efficient than ever, and exceptionally interactive.

When scouting for an electric train set, you want one with a beautiful design that closely mimics real trains, is lightweight, easy to set up, and boasts long battery life.

We have compiled a list of best electric train sets in 2021 that check all these boxes and don’t cost a fortune.

Comparing the Best Train Sets for 2021

Lionel The Polar Express

This train set comes as a model Polar Express locomotive train set with a track system. It comes with the main car, a coal car, and two passenger cars.

  • Quick to set up
  • Iconic design
  • Train may not fit other track types

Even though the Polar Express is associated with Christmas, this set is a great option for year-round display. It comes with a remote control to operate the train and its functions, and the set runs on standard AA batteries.

Bachmann Trains - Rail Chief

This high-end electric train set comes as a 130-piece set consisting of a train and track combo with extra accessories.

  • Very realistic design
  • Exceptionally interactive
  • Quite pricey

It comes as a model freight train and features working headlights, multiple cars, and a host of other railway accessories such as signs and telephone poles. It also comes with an E-to-Z track oval that is easy to set up and connects to the power supply set.

Train Set - Electric Train Toy

This electric train comes as a model locomotive train and track assembly combo.

  • Very realistic
  • Very stylish design
  • Not great for toddlers due to small parts

It is super realistic with sound, lights, and a water-based steam producer duct. It also comes with tracks that are easy to set up and allow the train set to run as it would in real life. The train itself comes in a beautiful red, black, and gold.

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