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Christmas Tree Train set is a moving train that fits right in your tree! The animated engine has smoking action, a flashing headlight, and realistic engine sound! The approximately 35 inch diameter track adjusts to fit most artificial and natural trees from 6 ft to 7.5 ft tall. Includes 8 track sections, 8 support struts, tree clamp, engine, caboose, and fuel car. Needs 4 AA batteries, not included. Easy to assemble, no tools required. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
- Product Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
- ASIN: B0044ZC1W2
- Item model number: 5523018
- Date first available at Amazon.com: September 28, 2010
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It is definitely big enough to fit around a tree stand for a fresh 6-7 foot tree. The train is lightweight and plastic, which is good because it pulls really nicely around the tracks. It has two settings- short run (once around the track) and long run, where it goes on repeat for 4 hours. It is kind of loud, but the kids love it and it won't be on all the time. The headlight is a nice touch.
There is nothing fancy about this train. It's CHEAP but it WORKS. If you have a 3 and 5 year old like me, and you don't want to be stressed about them breaking a $250 train (which is what all the good ones cost) this one is for you. It should hold up nicely, and my kids were enchanted by it.
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.
Just an update. I've had this train for a couple years now, maybe 3 christmas's.. Had it setup in the tree a couple times, and then this past year had it on the ground around the tree.. The thing still works great! My daughter, nephews, nieices all play with it right away. All the attach hooks broke, cause they are rough with it, but you can easily use twisty ties, or anything to rig it back together. It's been a very nice, cheap little train set. I would reccommend this to friends or family. It was a good purchase. Thank you!
It is fairly easy to put together, but the most important thing to take into consideration is where to put the sleeve you attach to the tree. It has to be in a spot where the tree branch lengths are not so long that the track is lost in the branches or so short the track sticks way out past the tree. Finding the sweet spot is the trick. Putting the posts that hold the track can also be a bit tricky. They take a fair amount of pressure to put them into the sleeve and then to attach the track. I was always afraid I was going to break the plastic putting it together, but with some care never did. Also, make sure the track is level as the little train really can't go up hill.
You can set the train to continuously circle the tree until you stop it (and it whistles as it goes), or you can set it to make about 2 1/2 trips around and stop until you press the button again.
Overall, good value for the money.