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on December 26, 2013
I just received this set and am having a little trouble understanding all the negative reviews. It was very easy to set up and I have not had any trouble with cars flying off tracks or wheels falling off, even at full speed. (One set of wheels had fallen off in the box; I simply snapped them back into place and that was the end of it.) Yes, the set is made of plastic, but it is hardly flimsy, and the locomotive is considerably heavy and more substantial than I was expecting. If you are at all careful about assembling the track, I honestly don't think you'll have any problems. The set comes with lots of little extras that are reasonably easy to put together and make the whole enterprise a lot more fun than if it merely included trains and tracks. I'm not sure what people were expecting for the price they paid for this set, but from my perspective it delivers everything it promises and is the perfect introduction to HO-scale training for a newcomer like me.
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on October 6, 2017
Almost 3 stars because the cars are nice and solid, the set includes a huge number of little plastic items for building a display, the tracks are easy to assemble and almost always line up correctly, and the controller is easy to hook up & use.

But the couplers are thin and cars disconnect easily, and after two or three runs around the oval, the locomotive will slide diagonally and lose connection with the power source. The wheels on some of the other cars also tend to not seat completely.

If the set included more straight track, that would help.
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on December 8, 2016
Picked this up for $84,it was always out of stock and soon as it popped up i was able to snag one.Its a very nice set alot of extras come with it. The locomotive smokes and is extremely quiet . Build quality is really nice,alot better then the Chattanooga choo choo from tyco .the rail cars all functioned good. This would be a really nice starter set for a responsible ten year old
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on April 8, 2017
Bought this for my grandson for Christmas and he just loved it. Can't wait to see it under their tree next year.
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on February 10, 2016
My son loves this train set. It is great. It does fall off easy though so be careful around it because it is hard to fix back on the tracks. You have to be eye level with the tracks and wheels to but the train back on the track...what a pain.
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on December 2, 2016
My husband LOVES his new toy!! He can sit for an hour or so at a time just watching it!!! He has made a lot of his own mountains and.rocks and.tunnels for it.
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on January 12, 2016
Easy to set up, price was better than getting it from a local hobby store. Arrived quickly and had it set up and running under the Christmas tree in 15 minutes.
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on February 10, 2014
My daughter has wanted a train for years. Finally bought this one as a reward for All A's for first semester. She was so happy, she cried. Thanks! Great price, great product, great shipping.
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on January 27, 2017
Engine broke on the first day we used it. JUNK!
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on March 10, 2017
My dad loved it. Great product
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