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Great the first week...now 2 Christmases later...
on January 1, 2018
I purchased a MOTA Premium Classic Train Set and this was my 2nd Christmas taking it out - it is used sparingly and carefully. The first Christmas the smokestack broke off pretty quickly but the train still ran.
This year when we took it out, the engine won't even pull the cars around the track even with new batteries - it is too weak, then a light broke off, and then the connector on the engine broke off so it won't connect to other cars.
Additionally, the cars have always been super difficult to put on the tracks. My sons can't do it and I have to get on the floor so I am eye level with the tracks to line the wheels up. A little bump and they are off the tracks again. Also, the smoke smells really strong and really bad - we only used it once and then never again!
Was hoping for a Christmas Train we could get out and enjoy each season but this was not worth the $50 I paid for a train that barely lasted with minimal use and careful storage in the original packaging during the year. They don't make toys like they used to...