Looking for a great locomotive for your child train set or add to your collection, the Brio red locomotive is a great choice.
It is the bigger size train head that will fit on many standard wooden tracks like Thomas the train, Chuggington, etc; however, it will be unable to go through narrow or smaller bridge hole due to its height.
The train looks polish throughout in bright red color with black accent. There are two led in front of the head that will light up when running.
There’re 6 wheels in the main part, and two in the attached part, total 8 wheels, which help the train stay on curved track better. The two bigger wheels have thin rubber layer for easy traction. The train could run anywhere, from track to hard floor, carpet while pulling many cargos too. It could climb the some elevated track, but not all. I have several track type, and while the train could climb onto Thomas elevated track while pulling 2 cargos, but not the Chuggington one.
There are four buttons: forward, backward, stop, and power. On flat ground, it could pull as many as 15 pieces and more and push 2 or 3 in backward mode. There are different sounds for when it run forward and backward too. The nice thing about this train is that while it is off, your child would still be able to move the train back and forward with its wheel turning. Unlike much other battery train where their wheels are locked when not turned on.
The train will take two AAA batteries, not a problem. Here’s come the con, it’s quite hard to change the battery compared to other lighted and sound train. You have to use a small Phillip #2 screw driver to remove the boiler cover carefully, too big or too small head and it’ll stripped. It also kind of awkward when putting the cover back on, hold and screw…Take a while to change it with your child nagging only to find about an hour later to rinse, repeat. Yes, the battery only last about an hour of continuous use, less if you’re using rechargeable ones.
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Overall, this is a great train, not perfect, but is still one of the best you could find atm.