Most helpful critical review
Awsome looking train, poor quality.
on February 10, 2015
I received this set for my b'day, thanks babe, out of the box it had problems though!. Set it up, plugged it in and nothing. It powered up, awsome sound, but did not move, dang. I picked up the loco and noticed the drive gear was off, I pushed it back on, set it back on track, powered it up and it moved 2 inches and stopped. Looking at loco again I noticed the gear was off again. Should've been obvious to me before that it had to be held on by something. I then got on amazons web site to read reviews to see if anyone else had this same problem. Yep, they did. Turns out the gear is held by a clip that one reviewer said he found stuck to the motor. So looking on the motor what do know, there was the clip. Taking the advice of the reviewer, I took a pair of tweezers, placed the clip on the rod that holds the gear on and pressed it on, now the train works great. I'm a bit upset with lionel for letting this problem to continue when these problems have been brought to their attention. I'm sure there many more of these sets out there with this problem. Lucky it was a easy fix,at least for now!!. Also I might ad, my set did not come with owners manual. I don't know if that Lionel's fault or even if it comes with " it should" one.in all I'm happy with it. I love lionel, but if this a sign of what lionel is becomeing. Its going to be sad.