When you find yourself running out of steam thinking of great gifts, consider Lionel electric train sets. These sets feature classic sets from the toy company Lionel, whose model train production dates back to the early 1900s. Lionel creates models emulating passenger and freight trains from America's past. This includes special editions like the Coca-Cola train and signature lines like the Santa Fe. For train enthusiasts, the G scale electric train set makes a nice choice. This set features a front locomotive steam engine, a coal tender, a passenger car, and an observation coach, which brings up the rear. This train has realistic features, including a whistle, working headlight, taillights, and a warning bell. It comes with a long, round track, which you can set up in very little time. You can operate the train using a simple remote control, and help it refuel after a long day of travel with a rechargeable battery. For the little ones, the Thomas electric set, featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, makes an endearing and unique gift. It features a station along with memorable characters, such as Thomas and Percy. Look for Lionel electric train sets on eBay, where a large inventory lets you search for sets of all kinds.