Monday, December 11, 2017

Hammacher Schlemmer has the BEST Christmas Decor. Check out our FAO Schwarz Train!

Classic FAO Schwarz Motorized Train from Hammacher Schlemmer

What's a tree without a train? Not as fun, not as fun at all, if you ask my youngest son that is... so what do we do when big brother comes to visit? We take out the train that just arrived on our doorstep and get busy assembling it around the Christmas Tree (one of two trees we have up this year)!!


You know if the box on your doorstep says "Hammacher Schlemmer" it's going to be a good day. This online store is jampacked with everything you could possibly want to decorate for most any holiday, and it's perfect for this time of year when we go all out to decorate for Christmas!  Their slogan is "Offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected for 169 years." Take a look at their site and you'll see why that's true. I could literally spend all day looking at their items and shopping. They have such surprising, wonderful things!!  


You can assemble the generously-sized track in most any direction you'd like it to go. It can actually go up to an 8'4" x 4'3" oval, so this classic FAO Schwarz motorized train will fit around even the biggest of trees! You don't even have to have it going around your tree, we just like to do that here.


 Assembly was actually pretty fast, and the tracks click together with a wonderfully nice fit, so you don't have to worry about the train jumping the track all of the time ( a challenge we had with a previous brand years ago).


Once the track was assembled and in place, a simple adjustment or two was made and this little beauty was on its way. The engine lets out an authentic locomotive sound, and the working headlight lights the way. These are the kind of decorations that help make Christmas even more memorable for the kids, and the adults too.


If you have any track left over, you simply store it in the box, sweep up any pieces of foam that came out when you opened the box (I had to add that part, lol) and hurrah! you've got yourself a Christmas Train (and a new family tradition)!


This is the motorized train set from Hammacher Schlemmer and made by classic toy maker FAO Schwarz. The black-, silver-, and red-painted 2-6-0 tender issues the realistic sound of a real steam locomotive while its working headlamp illuminates the way ahead. Pulled behind are three cars: a black freight car with a sliding red door, a silver passenger car with clerestory windows that would have kept passengers cool during summer trips, and a classic red caboose. Running on three AA batteries, the train rides on 40' of G-scale track that forms an 8'2" x 4'3" oval which surrounds even the fullest of Christmas trees. (8 1/2 lbs.)

This is just one of many wonderful items available at Hammacher Schlemmer. Visit the website to learn more. You can also like them on Facebook, Pinterest and/or Twitter.

24 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

What a neat train set. I have always wanted to get one for my boys!

Stacie said...

I LOVE this! Trains are so much fun to decorate with for the holidays. I always imagine they're transporting children to the North Pole.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I didn't know the company was still around. Would be fun to have a train running around the tree.

Pat Hatt said...

The cat would sure have fun, not sure it would survive his presence though haha

Michelle Waller said...

I have never heard of Hammacher Schlemmer, but they sound like they have something for everyone. I love the train set y'all received.

Kaitlin Ryan said...

I am so glad I read this! I actually found this train on the Macy's website, and I had it in my cart but didn't buy it. I wasn't sure about the quality, but this looks great! My son will love it! I am definitely going to get one.

Jaredamy said...

I love the way a tree looks with a train around it! What a classic set!

Liz Mays said...

What a wonderful way to add some extra fun to the family room. Working on the track should be a blast!

Bill Sweeney said...

Trains and Christmas just go together. Part of the fun is assembling it with the kids when the tree goes up. I like the train Hammacher-Schlemmer sent you!

Melissa Chapman said...

Trains around a Christmas tree is a scene any kid will love and makes the holidays fun. I wish my holidays could be half as good as that.

AnnMarie John said...

Talk about an awesome gift for the kids this Christmas! I think it's really cool and it would be so much fun to build.

Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place said...

I have two boys and I'm pretty sure they're going to enjoy this one! It would be nice to get this for them this Christmas!

Myrah Duque said...

When I was younger my mom always had a train under the tree. This post brought back memories!!

Stroller In The City said...

My son would love this train! I so need to check this out for under the tree!

Claudia Krusch said...

I would love to do this as a new family tradition. I always love when I see a train going around the tree in movies.

Pam said...

We used to have a Christmas train that went around the Christmas tree! This one is so beautiful, what a great keepsake.

Janell said...

The Christmas decorations aren't complete if there isn't a train. I love this set.

Sara Welch said...

I have always loved model trains. That is a sweet deal on that one.

Mariss Zurfluh said...

Nothing beats FAO's classic train. The tree isn't complete without it!

Toni | Boulder Locavore said...

This looks really fun! I am sure my son will love this! Such an awesome gift!

mary gardner said...

I really like that train and he is right, a train makes a tree much more fun!

My Teen Guide said...

We used to do this when the kids were younger. I think we must start that tradition again. There is something so magical having a Christmas train going round and round the tree. It is hard to explain but it definitely is magical.

Theresa Mahoney said...

Now I want to put a train around my tree! That is one snazzy little train set :)

~ Noelle said...

I have never heard of this, but I bet you guys love it!!! Broxton used to be really into trains, so I wanted to do the whole train around the tree thing, but we never did it.