This is one of my sons favourite toys, and really livens up a wooden train set. I have to admit, it isnt the nicest looking train. I dont know why they can't make a remote control steam engine or something like that. It is a very solid white plastic with minimal detail. The pictures shows two engines with a car and a remote. We bought ours a couple of years ago, and it only included one engine, the car and remote, but I assume the second engine would be a dummy one anyway.
This train couples with cars by use of a magnet, so will attach to cars from other sets easily. We have found it compatable with all of the wooden tracks we own, even Eichorn. It also works with Brio, Wooden Thomas, ELC, Ikea, Tesco and Asda tracks. For some reason the magnet on it does not set off the sounds in brio tunnel on its own, but will do so if another car is attached. The train and remote are sturdy and well made. They are still in perfect condition after years of use and a number of crashes off the train table.
This train is really fun because it makes a wooden set like an electric train set. Children can sit back and watch the train rumble over the tracks. It goes in forwards and reverse and also has very good sound effects, chugging, whistle, a tannoy, and bells like a signal crossing. The trains headlights may also be switched on using the remote. The headlights will not be replacable when they finally burn out, but ours are still going strong. The train shuts itself off if you leave it inactive for too long or they would almost certainly be dead by now.
My youngest carries this about and uses it on the floor as well. It is a bit expensive now. I got mine much cheaper on ebay. Even so it really is a wonderful toy and I am hoping to buy a second remote control train for Christmas.
My sons enjoy the push trains as well but this really makes the set a different toy, so adds to the amount of time they use it. Both boys especially love the sound effects. My general opinion on the toy is anything that brings my boys so much joy is brilliant. Of course the fact that it has lasted well improves my opinion of it. Nothing I hate more than having a well loved toy fall apart. another plus is that the batteries last ages.