I never had a Christmas train set under the Christmas tree until 2005 when my brother-in-law gave me one as a present. Now it gets set up every year even though my children are grown up. Now I can't wait for my new grandson to see his first Christmas train under our tree.
One theme he has researched is the custom of putting trains under the Christmas tree, and Mr. Morrison says it could have started right here in Pennsylvania.
A Christmas train can rekindle the spark of boyhood in any grownup. It has led many back into the hobby or started others on their journey. If you are reading this because you're contemplating putting a train under the Christmas tree, you're about to launch yourself into one of the best hobbies there is for children and adults.
I want to buy a train for under our Christmas tree. We have one that I bought at KB-Toys in the mall, but it was like $30 and a piece of junk. The track is hard to snap together and keeps coming apart, the locomotive on the front is battery operated and is not powerful enough to pull the train cars...