Lionel Hershey's Freight G-Gauge Train Set
- Includes, G-Gauge steam locomotive, one boxcar, one cupola caboose, 12 curved and 4 straight track pieces
- Highly-detailed G-Gauge steam locomotive
- Authentic train sounds, including bell and whistle
- Working headlight
- Also included are RC remote controller, 6 C batteries, 2 AA batteries
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It arrived in perfect condition, and the kids (7,5,2) LOVE it! They were so excited to open it and get it set up right away.
- Comes with batteries!
- Comes with enough tracks to get around our big Christmas Tree (Holiday tree for those who might be offended j)
- Remote that has the whistle and bells are pretty cool
- Easy to set up (within 10 minutes)
One con that keep it from a 5 star in my mind:
- The connectors that keep the cars together have a hard time staying coupled, especially the first and second cars. It could be that I don't know what I'm doing, but seems simple enough that it should stay on. I am just going around in a circle.
****To add to this set, it seems that the prices are crazy high. If someone is looking for a starter and wants to add in the future, make sure that you check out what you'd want over time.
Over all...seems like the best set for the best price. Looking at the chocolate cars reminds me of how much I love candy bars!
Hope this helps. It's my first review ever online.
After two or three incidents that derailed the train, I grew very frustrated with the incredibly poorly designed couplers. One needed to lift a car off the track to engage the couplers. The more this happened the more angry I became. This is NOT typical Lionel quality. This must have slipped by quality control. It is a continuing frustration that won't go away!
A second frustration is, by using just the curved track, the circle is not precise and one of more pieces of track open at the joint.
Let me repeat: THIS IS NOT THE KIND OF QUALITY I'M USED TO WITH LIONEL! Shame on the company for allowing this to go into production!
until it crashed. Batteries were fresh and installed properly.
We called the company and they stated that it is their policy to have you send back the engine and controller before replacing the original defect. That means the train/track will be completely useless of more than a month while we wait. I asked if they could just send us a new remote along with a return label for the defective one and the rep said "I can't because what if you don't send it back? Then you will have 2 remotes." I explained that I have no use for a defective remote and then she suggested that I can just "purchase a new one". It was like reasoning with a toddler. Save
your money and buy something else.
Another very frustrating thing with this set is the couplers to the different cars... everywhere I read it would say for your 'standard' G-Gauge set, just back the train up and the cars should couple together. Not with this one! You have to physically pick up each car and couple them together, then realign their wheels back on the track.
Speaking of the track, it is a bit difficult to snap together, and it is a bit chinsy, with no metal on it at all... just the finest CHINESE plastic.
If I had to say anything positive about the set, it would be that it worked fine when it did work. The remote is very user-friendly for kids, and it makes the sounds of the whistle and the bells.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved this trim set,great for beginners. Shipment was very fast. Happy customer!!Published 26 days ago by Amazon Customer
I really rate this 4.5 stars. For the price we paid (we waited for several mark downs on clearance at Marshall's, way below what Amazon marks it down to), it is great for a... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
The cars kept detaching and derailing! Total waste of money! Don't buy.Published 15 months ago by Marsha
Did not run from the beginning. Have had no luck getting help. Would not buy again!Published 23 months ago by Chuck W.
Cheap plastic train is definitely overpriced at $100 but worse because there was obviously no quality control whatsoever. It was dead right out of the box. Read morePublished on June 29, 2014 by Squibbits