Most especially those that come with tracks, toy trains have captured both kids' and adults' hearts.
There's just something captivating about watching toy trains, perhaps, because they remind people about traveling to places or coming home to their loved ones.
Take, for example, this toy train that could circle the average giant-sized Christmas tree. Understanding people's attraction to toy trains, the toymaker designed it with real train noises.
This three-car train comes with its track, which you could clamp around in the middle of your Christmas tree.
Of course, the most common way is to install the toy train with a track around the base of your tree, circling the gifts.
Whichever way you choose, the purpose is to create that classic scene we always see in old photos or old Hallmark Christmas cards.
Having toy trains around the Christmas tree is a tradition that began at least 100 years ago.
Historians believed that toy trains started in the early 1900s as marked by introducing the first electric toy trains from manufacturer Lionel.
Experts noted that Lionel's electric toy motivated people's love for toy train collections. To date, there are many toy train collectors with Lionel collections fetching thousands of dollars in value during auctions.
Meanwhile, some historical accounts associated the Christmas tree with toy trains to American's yearning to travel long distances to come home to their loved ones during Christmas.
Back in the day, the country's main transportation was long train rides that circle tall trees or pass along forested tracks.
Since 1943, there has been a Santa Train in Appalachia that stops at 14 locations to distribute gifts to people from Pikeville, Kentucky, and Kingsport, Tennessee.
Some historians also believed that the love of trains roots in people's astonishment about progress and innovation. This behavior is particularly among people from developed Western nations.
If you're looking to add more emotional elements to your Christmas decorations this year, this toy train for the Christmas tree may be the right way to go.
Not only will the young members of the family appreciate this Christmas tree toy train for the fun they bring, but you can also impart a little history lesson with it.
Note that you need three triple A batteries to make these trains work. Nope, your purchase won't include free batteries, FYI.
|Material||Plastic, electronic components|
|Dimensions||36 x 36 x 12 inches|
|Item Weight||2.3 Pounds|
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