Own Your Own $23,000 Mini Ridable Train
October 21st, 2013
Train enthusiasts who want something larger than a Lionel train set, but not so large that you have to buy real estate to lay down your track may want to consider this awesome ridable train set. With this cool toy, you can go for a ride anytime you want and even make some money on the side offering kids some awesome choo-choo rides. It should pay for its $23,000 tab in no time.
This train is based on the classic narrow-gauge 2-6-0 Baldwin Mogul from the late 19th century and is powered by four 250-watt, 24-volt DC motors. That will give you enough power to generate enough power to haul up to 1,600 lbs. at a 3% grade.
As for the actual railroad, you get 228′ of 7 1/2″-gauge track, enough to create a 60′ x 80′ oval. It even has an integrated 50-watt sound system for realistic train sounds. All aboard!