Rail Chief Set

This is the Rail Chief Complete & Ready to Run Electric Train Set from Bachmann. Suitable for Ages 8 & Older.

Bachmann Rail Chief Set HO Scale Model Train Set #00706
 Bachmann # bac00706
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Bachmann Item # bac00706
Specifications :
  • Scale: HO 1/87
  • Layout: 47" x 38" (1193.8mm x 965.2mm)
  • Pieces: 130
  • Bachmann Product Number: 00706
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Spotlight Review

"A great way to start"
wtcasper (Westminster, CO)
When you're starting from scratch, Bachmann's Rail Chief is a great way to go. The GP 40 included in this ready-to-run set is one of the best performing HO locomotives I have ever owned. The set includes everything you will need to start enjoying this fantastic model railroading hobby.

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  • Body-mounted couplers.
  • A 47" x 38" oval layout of snap-fit E-Z Track with stee rails on molded black roadbed.
  • Illustrated instruction manual.


  • Scale: HO 1/87
  • Layout: 47" x 38" (1193.8mm x 965.2mm)
  • Pieces: 130
  • Bachmann Product Number: 00706


  • One EMD GP40 diesel locomotive with operating headlight
  • One open quad hopper
  • One gondola
  • One steel reefer
  • One off-center caboose
  • E-Z track (12 curved sections, 1 straight and 1 straight plug-in terminal rerailer)
  • Signal bridge
  • 36 miniature people figures
  • 24 telephone poles
  • 48 railroad and street signs
  • Power pack and speed controller
  • Illustrated instruction manual

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"My Thoughts on Bachmann's Rail Chief Train Set"
I was pleased with the simplicity of this set's speed changer, with the quality of the engine's paint job, and with the cheap price of this set. Not only did I get the train, three cars, and a caboose; but I also received a circle of track and packets of passengers, signs, telephone poles, and a signal bridge. The train itself can move at varying speeds both forwards and backwards. The only problems I have seen with this set are loose wheels on the cars and springs popping off the knuckle couplers. Both of these problems, I believe can be avoided with gentle treatment. Overall, this set is perfect for beginners and experienced railroaders alike.

"Good starter kit"
This is a good beginner kit for someone just wanting to get into the hobby. The kit comes with Bachmanns E-Z track which is only really compatible with said E-Z track. It does allow for the track to be set up for a short period of time and then put away for someone who cant keep a permanent layout. The set is DC, so any extra engines you get need to also be DC.

rp2 (glendale, az)
The cars and locomotive have a good size. Tracks fit nicely together. Also not to fast to where if going full speed the train will derail. SUPER FUN


Easily expand your layout with more E-Z Track (BACU6674).

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