Top positive review
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on February 7, 2013
This thing is solid.
The Jet engine is s mix of plastic and die cast metal, which as a nice surprise.
The jet engine looks very sleek and is quite powerful.
We used it to push a train of like 6 cars of mixed brands up a hill of Ikea track and it worked pretty well. Sometimes it derailed, some times not. But it's a pretty powerful little engine and worth the money, especially since it's comes with a Thomas engine, is is very well detailed.
We were looking for a powered engine and this was a very fun, unique and reasonably price choice.
The only complaint I have it that there is no magnet in the rear of the engine, so you can only push trains, not pull them. Which is a shame. A lot of the derailment come because it's pushing the train. If it were to pull trains, I'm pretty derailments would be a lot less.
We're going to cannibalize a magnet from one of our older, cheaper train cars and see if we can attach it to the engine and see how well it pulls.