Most helpful critical review
on December 13, 2013
I already own a couple train sets from Lionel and they are great. I ordered this set to place arround the Christmas tree. I ordered it new, came in a sealed box, when I opened the box and started to assemble the tracks, I've noticed the power transformer box the seal on it was broken. I finished assembling the set and wanted to use it for my son to enjoy his new train set. The power transformer does not work prolperly, you normaly have to lift the handle on it to make the train go forward or backward and make sound ( whistle or bell sound) with this transformer the train goes forward only and no noise at all. I will be returning this set.
I recommend Lionel trains but do yourself a favor and go to a local hobby store to purchase Lionel train sets.