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Track bows under weight of the 3 cars
on November 23, 2015
The tree clamp was not difficult to level, but the track would not stay level because the "stems" (arms) extending from the tree clamp to the train tracks were so flimsy that the track would bow under the weight of the three train cars and never stay level. I see other reviewers somehow "propped" up the track, but I finally gave up and just set the track up around the base of the tree on the floor (defeats the whole purpose of this train).
I also have a sneaky feeling that this was a returned product foisted on me as a new product. The little plastic hook that connects the 2nd car to the engine was snapped off and a small pink wire was hanging on the side of the car to use to connect the two cars. The plastic bag containing the tree clamp and screws was ripped open and taped back shut. The box was taped shut with clear packing tape.
Changing the 4 AA batteries is a royal pain--the lower batteries are nearly impossible to remove and replace and you need to hunt up a Phillips head screwdriver every time you change the batteries (needed to remove the cap to the battery compartment). I am keeping the product, but I would NOT recommend it.