The Classic Toy Trains staff built the Polar Express layout over a five day period, from benchwork to final scenery. The layout features scenes from the beloved movie, including the Hero Boy’s house, the train crossing the frozen river, and the city scene where the First Gift of Christmas is given.
Staffers Hal Miller, Roger Carp, David Popp, Jenny Freeland, and Rene Schweitzer all pitch in to make the layout. The staff used Lionel FasTrack and some Lionel Polar Express structures and figures, along with some “repurposed” items from our closet. Trees and scenery were a combination of Woodland Scenics and leftovers from other projects.
Download the track plan for this layout.