Life-Like Trains HO Scale Holiday Rails Electric Train Set #8198
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- F7 Diesel Locomotive + 4 Cars
- 56" x 38" oval track layout
- Locomotive, freight cars and caboose feature whimsical winter holiday decoration including 4 glitter decorated Christmas Trees
- Specially printed snap-together freight & passenger station kit
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Safety InformationTOY TRANSFORMER-CAUTION-ELECTRIC TOY: NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 8 YEARS OF AGE. AS WITH ALL ELECTRIC PRODUCTS, PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE OBSERVED DURING HANDLING AND USE TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK.
433-8198 Features: -Holiday rails train set. -Five unit HO scale hobby quality electric holiday train set. -Set includes: Three christmas themed freight cars, merry christmas locomotive and caboose. -Set includes: 1x Matching 8-wheel caboose, 1 UL listed power pack with forward and reverse. Use: -Hobby. Product Type: -Train Sets. Scale: -HO Scale. Power: -Electric. Age Range: -12 Years And Up. Gender: -Boy. Color: -Multi-Colored. Dimensions: Overall Width - Side to Side: -56 Inches. Overall Depth - Front to Back: -38 Inches. Overall Product Weight: -5.3 Pounds.
From the Manufacturer
F7 Diesel Locomotive with Working Headlight, 4 Railroad Cars including an 8-Wheel Caboose, 56" x 38" Track Oval with Power-Loc Track System and Terminal Rerailer, U.L. Listed Power Pack with Forward and Reverse, Plug-In Terminal Wires, Extra Couplers, Ill
Top customer reviews
I just put the set together and am very happy with it. Train runs very nice and looks perfect.
The down sides:
1) The station is a little cheap looking - and yes (as other reviewers said) - it takes some work to get it put together. But I did not buy the set for the station so this was quickly overlooked.
2) The tracks were hard to "snap" together. As I was putting it together a small piece broke off one track because I was pusshing too hard. It still works and stays together. I am a little concerned about taking the tracks apart when I am ready to store it for next year. I will plan on buying some replacement tracks for future use.
However the train parts, especially the wheels etc. would come off easily and roll off. The parts that join the cars to themselves and the engine are too flimsy.
Overall, this is not a solidly built product overall.
I am not really happy and hope to return it.
The price. The track snapped together pretty easily. I had the whole rig setup and running in about an hour of work. That includes a little repair for on the cars. It looked really nice under the tree and I got a lot of compliments on it.
The product design is pretty cheap. The cars are made of plastic. I ended up needing to glue the Christmas trees back onto the car, because they had come loose since they were set at the factory. The train is pretty loud because the wheels of all the cars are made of plastic. I would turn it on to show my guests, but would leave it off the rest of the time. The light on the front of the train is powered by the amount of power being sent to the train. So the faster the train goes the bright the light gets. At a reasonable speed the train light is pretty dim. The train house that comes with it is also made of plastic and snaps together.
The price is right for the quality you are purchasing. For the first time electric train buyers there are a few things to know. The track will get dirty. To clean it, a rubber pencil eraser works pretty good.
For those interested in placing the train under your Christmas tree. Keep in mind that most folks want to have lights in their tree. You will need to keep this in mind when buying a train for under your tree. If you plan to run the train, you can't have power cords laying on the track. I ended up making a model mountain/tunnel to run power under my Christmas tree. I used a small cardboard box, an extension cord, spray foam insulation, and some stone spray paint. I designed a small tunnel that was tall enough for the train to run through using the box as a template. I taped the extension cord to the box and sprayed the foam insulation onto the top of the box to make a sort of rocky tunnel. Then I used some stone spray paint make it look like rock. The result was decent looking.