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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Oh what fun it is to run this train around the tree!
on December 10, 2011
I wasn't sure if this train would be too big to run under the tree but I am very happy I chose this over an O scale set. It's perfect for under the tree and everyone is very impressed, especially my 2.5 year old son. The cars are beautiful and the set was very easy to set up. The steam sound is the most impressive feature. The smoke is cool also but not very thick. The included track allows for a 4 foot by 8 foot oval or just a 4 foot circle which is perfect under my 7.5 foot artificial tree. My 2.5 year old has reacted with glee, as if it were the first time he has seen the train, each night we have run the train so far. He is able to operate the speed control himself but I don't let him pick up the trains as they have a lot of little fragile detail parts that could be broken. He also likes the "train man" figure that comes with the set because he can put him into the passenger car or on the back of it. The track is sometimes a little tricky to put together but all you have to do is keep trying.
The only negative I experienced is that one of the two lights in one of the passengar cars does not work. Regardless, this is very fun to play with, is large enough that everyone can see it and is impressed with it under the tree, and is very easy to set up and operate. I have already ordered more track.