My son loves Thomas to death. It's his favorite character and one of the most popular these days. His Grandmother got him the Thomas & Friends Water Tower Steam Set!
It's a snap to put together, I had it all set up and running in roughly 10 minutes. The longest part of the setup was getting the water tower filled and the batteries in the train!
The set comes with 39 pieces and includes Thomas, Annie and Clarabel coaches. It has a water tower, Red Station Bridge, Crossing Station, Tunnel and Dropper. It also includes a extra filler, and 3 trees, so you have plenty for the kids to play with.
The engine takes 3 AA batteries. And this probably took the longest to get done, approximately 1 minute.
The engine is fully mortorized, and it has steam that comes out that is cool to the touch after you fill it up. It also has the famous Thomas horn that goes off randomly.
This set is compatible with all Road & Rail sets by Toby, so the expansion possibilities are huge if you have the room. I don't have the room so this set is perfect for my son!