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kahunna24 May 2016 7:48 p.m. PST

Good news Walmart has release a Western Express battery powered train that is useful for 25/28mm gaming. It is only $10 USD and many pieces are compatible with the old Goldlok Western Express train sets we use and love (maybe love is too strong a word, satisfied with).

For side by side comparison go to


Chris Palmer25 May 2016 2:45 a.m. PST

Wow, that's great news for folks who missed out on the Goldlok trains!

boy wundyr x25 May 2016 5:48 a.m. PST

Thanks for the find, I'm going to go looking tonight.

kallman25 May 2016 9:40 a.m. PST

Ohhhh! I'll have to go take a look at my local store tonight after work. That will be perfect for my Wild West games after a bit of repaint and weathering.

Schogun25 May 2016 1:33 p.m. PST

I need the next more modern one; the one good for 1900-1930. I only have two. <g>

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP26 May 2016 6:52 a.m. PST

Thanks for the comparison shots.

I will say I still see similar at 'dollar' stores and toy chains like TRU. Worth a look as well.


boy wundyr x26 May 2016 11:28 a.m. PST

Ahhh, went to two local Walmarts last night, and all they had was the Kids' line "Forty-Niner" train (29 pieces); wasn't sure if it was the same scale and I didn't really like the look of it, so I passed. The one in the link seems much cooler, and less work to weather into something realistic.

On the other hand, found a bunch of cheap Titanium Star Wars: TFA fighters…

BrianH17 Nov 2017 12:40 p.m. PST

I saw a train set at my local drugstore called a "Festive Express" comes with: engine, coal car, caboose, 2passenger cars, cattle car and train station that looks very similar to the old Goldlock trains, but the colours are different (red and green). Only the fuel tanker is missing (replaced with a second passenger car). Likely the same molds in China with minor variations.

green beanie18 Nov 2017 3:42 p.m. PST

In my area we have a store called "Five Below" that has the same Walmart train set for $5.00 USD.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2017 10:28 a.m. PST

That's the ticket!

This time of year, they tend to be fairly common. Sometimes, of course, after holidays sales can be multiply tempting, especially if you want extra sets to make longer trains.


chironex19 Nov 2017 7:59 p.m. PST

TRU in Australia has the Goldloks under a different brand name for over 40AUD.

mrinku20 Nov 2017 6:45 p.m. PST

The 29 piece "Forty Niner Special" set is AUD$15 at Australian K-Mart. I've not got any previous investment so if it's about the right scale I may pick one up.

mrinku21 Nov 2017 8:45 p.m. PST

Picked up the set. Crude, but seems a good scale. Even if I only use the tracks and telegraph poles, I reckon I'm ahead of the game, but the train itself is definitely usable.

Seems to be 40mm between floor and ceiling in the cab and the carriages. The coal tender has a flat, slightly textured "coal" top, not heaped up in a pile as some of these have, which will be better in terms of placing minis.

marco56 Supporting Member of TMP23 Nov 2017 10:37 a.m. PST

I saw some of those Goldlok train sets on ebay at very reasonable prices

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