With switches, rotating parts and other interactive features, this train set is the perfect place for a railway adventure.
The repair tool generates flashing lights and sounds. View larger.
With railroad switches located at intervals along the track, kids can send Thomas along one of two routes into the steamworks. The flip of a switch will send Thomas out of the steamworks and around the track again. Otherwise, Thomas remains in the rotating pod, where kids can slide the crane into position, and then lower the claws to grasp and lift Thomas into the air. Other options include rotating Thomas with the spinner dial or turning on the repair tool to generate flashing lights and sound.
Reroute to the Sodor Steamworks for Exciting Repairs
Because younger children may initially find it difficult to operate the crane or spin the rotating pod on their own, helpful instructions for play are included. Adults may want to demonstrate how to slide the crane into position and engage the claw to lift or drop Thomas.
In order for Thomas to make a complete loop around the track, the rotating pod must be manually positioned in its proper place, and a switch must be disengaged. It may take children a few tries before they are able to send Thomas smoothly in and out of the pod, but with a little help from adults, kids will love their dual role as conductor and repair specialist.
The Thomas and Friends Train Set measures 24 x 15 (W x D) inches and works best on hard surfaces. Adults will want to assist with assembly, which takes approximately 30 minutes with the help of illustrated instructions. While the repair tool comes with batteries already installed, adults will need to help install the train's one double AA battery (not included).
What's in the Box
Spin and Fix Thomas Train Set, repair tool (LR44 batteries included), Thomas the Train ("AA" battery not included), assembly and play instructions.