New Product Spotlight – Santa Fe Scout Set with LionChief Remote

17 06 2013

With the distinctive “Blat” of its single-chime horn and burbling throb of its Alco diesel, a Santa Fe RS-3 rolls into town with the local freight ready to go to work. From siding to siding, the train is busy picking up and setting out cars, serving the Santa Fe’s customers with prompt and friendly service.

Scout set

The Santa Fe Scout is a great way to start a model railroad adventure.

Just like that local is the starting point for many freight cars’ journeys, the new Santa Fe Scout Set can be the beginning of your railroad adventure. With everything you need to get started in our easy-to-assemble, easy-to-control ready to run set, the Santa Fe Scout is packed with value.

Equipped with our new LionChief Remote Control system, the Santa Fe RS-3 and set are ready to go right out of the box. Just snap together the FasTrack oval, plug in the power supply, put the train on the track and go. The locomotive comes to life with realistic sounds and smooth performance. The engine includes:

  • Walk-around radio control with the LionChief Remote
  • RailSounds RC with diesel revving, horn, bell and user activated crew dialog
  • On/Off switch for sound
  • Operating headlights
  • Lighted interior
  • Maintenance Free Motor
  • Operating couplers

The LionChief Remote is easy to use and filled with fun features.

The LionChief Remote is the most user-friendly control system Lionel has ever created. Easy enough for young engineers to learn and love, the whole family can have fun playing with this set together.

Trailing behind the locomotive are a gondola with a pair of removable containers, boxcar with opening doors and a caboose – perfect for a busy local freight that can be loaded and unloaded with many products. And as your business grows, the set is easy to expand with additional FasTrack, cars and accessories.

See your dealer to order one today. The fun starts with a list price of just $199.99. The set should be shipping shortly.



One response

17 06 2013
mike kaludjer

i’m disappointed at the possibility that one reviewer of thomas (remote control) train set RUNS FAST. weighing its passenger cars (short – my favorite length) will slow the tank engine by making it work harder.
the 2nd half of my dismay is a reality. it cannot run on transformer controlled track unlike MTH’s remote control (all) sets. however, at half of the MTH price, i guess there’s a trade-off.
i bought 2 sets – planning on use in separate sections. the percy & diesel sets will make excellent buys (short cars.) the regular Lionel sets, now iwith RC, will add to the new railroad.
my dealer will ask “why?” my reply will be individual hand control one for each of the grandkids.
i comment here in hopes that next year’s offering will address these concerns.
one final thought is that the 10×20 foot layout, with playable accessories, will operate on O-27 (smaller radius) trackage beyond the connection fastrack.

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