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Perfect Roundhouse & Turntable
on January 30, 2011
I bought this roundhouse for my son's 3rd birthday. The look and construction seemed fine from the product description. Other reviews had mentioned the 5 screw holes visible on each of the two sides that are not visible in the images associated with the product. Well, they're small and insignificant. I can see why the company would photoshop them out. It's not something you would want to draw attention to. There's no safety factor and I don't think my son notices at all.
My biggest concern was, will the large engines, Gorden and Henry, fit on the turntable with their tenders? It turns out that they do! Hurray!
The back is open enough to allow easy access to place the engines. The doors open easily. And the turntable operates easily as well.
Some other reviews had mentioned that it was odd that the center part of the turntable comes out easily. It does, it pops right out if you turn it over. It's held in the plastic part by gravity only. But I can see the advantage to this. Cleaning. If dust, sand, or some sticky juice spilled onto the turntable. It will be much easier to clean and thus return to full functionality with the center coming out easily. So this is in fact a big plus. Besides, turntables are meant to be always right-side-up.
I am completely satisfied with this purchase and would recommend it to anyone considering a roundhouse for their kid's wooden trains.