Ok, he's only 2. Does he really need an electric train? Yes, when it's on clearance at KMart for 75% off. He couldn't stand to leave it in the box, not that he really knew what it was, besides Thomas. So we set it up until he got bored with it, mostly because we made him leave the cars on the track and he couldn't really play with them. He did have fun building tunnels too. Then I finally packed it back up and put it away. Hey, at least we know it works!. Note to self: don't forget to find it at some future Christmas or Birthday and give it to him, again!