The set is of a poor quality: plastic parts have rough edges from molding, screws on the radar part of the the airport assembly did not become flush with the surface as intended because the countersink holes weren't deep enough, one plastic ramp support broke during assembly because the screw was overtightened at the factory, two of the construction fences were too tight for their supports and one was too loose, although visually they are all the same - lack of consistency is an indicator of low quality, all wooden track pieces were not cleaned at the factory and had dust that transferred to my hands - disgusting.
What is absolute worst for me is that the track is not compatible with battery powered Thomas or James. If wheels on one side are inside the track, the wheels on the other side are running on top of it, so locomotives constantly derail.
On the plus side the set has a lot of pieces and my two year old likes it. I would not recommend this set.
Pro: a set comes with a lot of pieces. (Picture shows all the pieces) and it is a bigger set than I expected. This set could occupy the whole coffee table space. Therefore, I suggest to read the dimension first and prepare a big table for it. My son (2 yr old) loves to play with it every day. The track is also compatible with Thomas trains.
Con: I give it 4 stars because the quality is not very good over all. I found some cracks on cars. The track supports, the parts supporting the circle track, are not sturdy. However, the track has no problem at all. and even better quality than the traick I got from IKEA.
Overall, I still suggest other to get this set for kid and will buy this set again if it goes on sale again.
Lots of pieces, 28 lengths of track by my count.
Lots of vehicles, 11 wheeled vehicles, plus a boat, a plane, and a helicopter.
There are enough pieces and vehicles that we can make varied layouts and my twins don't squabble over who gets what.
-Poor construction of risers(11 total). Several are not square, and I had to repair a stripped screw on one in the first day. I expect I'll have to take apart and reglue/re-screw most or all of them eventually.
-Crane falls apart on contact; hopefully glue will solve this because my son is intrigued by the crane but it's unusable as designed.
There are lots of small pieces that add little to the enjoyment of the set, but I guess most sets are like this.
Bottom line: definitely worth it for the track pieces and vehicles alone. Our kids have spent hours every day playing with this since we got it.
A wonderful set, perfectly compatible with Thomas trains. the only drawback is almost a total absence of a clear assembly instruction. The little brochure gives not much help and one needs to be an engineer to put it correctly together. The only picture that could help is on the top of the box and it was properly sealed by the postage stickers.
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