« Project Mc2 Ultimate Lab Kit DMC 167G 10-ECRU Cebelia Crochet Cotton, Ecru, 282-Yard, Size 10 » 3 thoughts on “O-Gauge Outer Loop Add-On Track Pack by Lionel” 25 of 25 people found the following review helpful Dreams of another generation, February 2, 2010 By Michael Horn “mikie” (US Army Korea) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: O-Gauge Outer Loop Add-On Track Pack by Lionel (Toy) A gift sent to my two grandsons after gifting them a trainset the year prior. A great addition to the original present. Assembly – not that I was upset one bit 🙂 – but I was called to assemble some sections that were beyond the strength of my youngest grandchild and the older one was ‘afraid’ to force anything … a wise young man indeed. The concept of where to add the tracks to complete the layout was an educational experience – both boys were mechanically inclined and assembled the new track plan much faster than I thought. Durability – the manual switches work well – the signal switch indicators looked fragile – were fragile, and one of the plastic flags broke off soon after track assembly. No harm to the operation of the switches – but the design could be improved to be both ‘little and big boy proof’. Appearance – The gray plastic roadbed is a great addition to the original bare 3 rail track of my generation. The middle (power rail) in minimized in thickness to minimize that rail – making the track much more realistic than my train sets of the mid-1950’s early 1960’s. Great looking and kept the interest of both boys. Comments – sigh – like so many other electrical items – ‘made in China’ appears on the box. I’m glad the LIONEL brand still exists – but saddened to see yet another piece of Americana go offshore … Worth the money? What are grandpa’s for? The gleem in the eyes of my grandboys was priceless – and my own ‘fun meter’ was pegged as days of my first hobby were recreated. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful Bad track switchers, December 22, 2010 By DDMD – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: O-Gauge Outer Loop Add-On Track Pack by Lionel (Toy) While this is a very basic layout, you would assume a high level of quality from Lionel. Unfortunately, the track switches are very cheaply made out of plastic and only lasted two days w/ my kids… They are made of plastic and are quite fragile. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful cheap plastic switches,, March 7, 2011 By Amazon Customer – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: O-Gauge Outer Loop Add-On Track Pack by Lionel (Toy) The track was added to my grandson’s set. One of the switches was immediately broken because it is made of thin, cheap plastic. I would not recommend this item unless the switches are improved. 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.