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Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway - Battery Powered James
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- Die-cast metal chassis and body
- Chunky rubber-lined tires grip track to prevent derailing
- Easy-to-operate start button
- Special magnet helps keep rolling stock on the track
- Recommended Age Range 3 to 5 Years
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This is a great product. Very well-constructed. Very durable. It can be switched on, go forward or backward, and it can be pushed manually--another reviewer complained that it could not be pushed, but it can be pushed.
* Wait until appropriate age: Our son started with Thomas when he was 18 months old, but we did not buy any battery engines until he was 3. We wanted for him to use his imagination in pushing and pulling for a while. Now he sometimes sits back and just watches the battery engines, while at other times he pushes them.
* The metal engines are more durable: The metal engines cost more than the larger plastic battery-operated engines, but they are far more durable. They feel solid in the hand. They go both forward and backwards, while the plastic engines only go forward. They pull the wooden cars that your child may already have. They're just a better fit!
Adds an amazing element to your Thomas train set. My 3 year old loves him, and runs all around the track helping him out. Definitely a must buy.
James is the best battery operated train. The four wheeled trains (like Lady) have problem with the tight radiused corners (3" curves), and constantly derail on a track that James with his 6 wheels has no problems with. If Lady had been the first battery operated train I bought, I would not have bought anymore based upon the difficulty she has with the track. Fortunately, I bought James first.
However, once James gets rolling, he frequently derails off of our wooden railway or gets stuck. His pulling power is also pretty weak. Quite often, the magnet is unable to hold more than 3 cars (especially when heading uphill), and poor James speeds off while his freight cars or coaches are left behind.
Well, the next James that I purchased worked like a charm--for about a week, and that is being generous, because we didn't even play with it every day. Last night my son and I were playing with his trains, and my son turned on James and set him off the track. James promptly fell off the track onto the train table (about a 3-inch fall), and what do you know, all of a sudden his wheels won't turn, although his headlight still works. I tried a trick that someone talked about online about moving the wheels back and forth really fast, but it didn't work. So this James is also going back, and this time I'm not making the mistake of purchasing another one. Looks like my son will be pushing his trains from now on....what a big disappointment. For the money I spent, I would expect a lot better quality out of the Thomas line.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was disappointed in the size--but then I learned I was just out of touch -- I expected it to be much bigger than it really was. The accessories are very expensive. Read morePublished on January 3, 2014 by Denise Johnson
Gift for a great grandson, and I put the batteries with it, so he could enjoy it right away!!! He loved it!Published on December 19, 2013 by rete
Cannot remember buying this but it was probably for my grand son for Christmas. I never see gifts once they leave the house. I did not hear any negative comments afterwards.Published on December 3, 2013 by Ginger Kowski
We love the battery powered trains in our house, and use them often off tracks. My son loves building road ways from blocks and having the battery trains navigate different... Read morePublished on October 17, 2013 by J. Adelman
Runs on standard batteries which is nice for replacement. Ours does not have a light like the picture sort-of shows. But it is a beloved toy nonetheless.Published on October 4, 2013 by Season J Carr
He loves trains especially anything to do with Thomas! Just don't let them nap with it unless the battery is removed. His hair got snarled in the turning wheel.Published on April 5, 2013 by Joanne Baer