Lionel Polar Express LionChief Set Confusion

In the 2013 Lionel Christmas Catalog, page 6, they have listed both the transformer version, 6-31960, and LionChief version, 6-30218, of the Polar Express train sets.  Both list the length of the sets as 63 3/8", with the dimensions as 40"x60".  They have eight O-36 curves, three 10" straights, and on terminal track.  So far so good.

 

Now the confusing part.  In the Lionel 2013 Ready-to-Run catalog, page 30, is listed the LionChief Polar Express train set, 6-30218 (same as above).  The length is also listed as 63 3/8", BUT the dimensions are listed as 40"x50".  In addition the set comes with eight O-36 curves, but only one 10" straight, and one terminal track.

 

So the question is this, does set 6-30218 come with one piece of 10" straight or three pieces, with the set being 40x50 or 40x60?

 

Stuart

 

The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an on coming train! TCA Member

Original Post

Craig, thank you for the reply, but it doesn't answer my question.  Does set 6-30218 come with one 10" straight or three of them?  Two different Lionel catalogs describe the same set two different ways.

 

Stuart

 

The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an on coming train! TCA Member

The point some of you have missed is that the SAME set, 6-30218, has different descriptions in two different Lionel catalogs.

 

The 2013 Ready-to-Run catalog lists the set having only two straight tracks, while the 2013 Christmas catalog lists the set having four straight tracks.

 

Stuart

 

The light at the end of the tunnel is the headlight of an on coming train! TCA Member



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