« Darice 135-Feet 4 Ply Jute, 1-Pound Woolpets Neutral Roving Wool » 3 thoughts on “Bachmann Trains Chattanooga Ready – To – Run Ho Scale Train Set” 41 of 45 people found the following review helpful For the money…, December 10, 2010 By E. Ferguson – This review is from: Bachmann Trains Chattanooga Ready – To – Run Ho Scale Train Set (Toy) …this is not a bad HO set, really. We found this locally last Christmas on sale, so we bought it to go under the Christmas tree. The track worked well on our shorter pile carpet. No issues of train wheels popping off, or derailments. The engine is just an 0-6-0, so maybe that is why some had issues, not really sure, I’ve never had the train derail or axles come out of the trucks. I set the set up a couple weeks ago in our basement on a piece of 4x4x5/8 flooring board I had left over, built a frame for it, put it on saw horses. I had to tighten a few of the slip on joints that go between the rails, but my almost 4yo son will go downstairs and (after I plug it in for him) run the train for 30min-1hr at a time. The included buildings should be glued with model cement. The signs, people, telephone poles and some of the other scene items are detailed decently for HO and the cost of the set, but really, if you are serious about building a layout with this included in it, you will have to spend some time painting the people (they are all buff colored head to toe), painting signs, etc. I may take the time when I have nothing better to do this winter. The controller DOES have an accessory power tap, so you could run lit buildings, street lights, etc. Also, you will need to clean the track and locomotive wheels occasionally to keep it running at it’s peak (any train requires this), and check the slip connections (small needle nose pliers, or just put a small dent in them with a small flat head screwdriver until they fit tight). The smoke liquid requires heat to work, the heat comes from the drive motor as best I can tell, so really it makes perfect sense that you have to run it at 80-100% for a few minutes for it to get going. Once it does start generating smoke, you can back the speed down to 65-70% and still get a small steady output. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 22 of 25 people found the following review helpful LOVE IT!!!, September 20, 2008 By H. L. Wilson “train manic” (USA) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: Bachmann Trains Chattanooga Ready – To – Run Ho Scale Train Set (Toy) This is a cool toy!! It is fun to watch it go around its loop.BUT sometimes the wheels pop off.They are easy to put them back on and usaly stay on.Still it is a fun toy!. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 11 of 12 people found the following review helpful Chattanooga Woo Woo…, February 2, 2013 By smoke142 – This review is from: Bachmann Trains Chattanooga Ready – To – Run Ho Scale Train Set (Toy) I have had this set for 3 years now, (not from Amazon, mind you, but Hobby Lobby) & aside frome the smoke being sporadic & one coupler being broken in the box, (replaced for less than 2 bucks @ a hobby show), have no complaints at all. The locomotive looks great & runs strong, my wheels have not “popped off”, the structures (with a little paint & glue) hold together fine & look good…as for the figures, painting during the winter time is a fine diversion, in my opinion, much like tying flies for fishing. Mine stays up year ’round, love to watch it run & hear my Great-Niece refer to it (as well as the song), as “Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo…” She is a fan of the Colorado Railroad Museum & has seen a train or two… 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.