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- Chunky rubber-lined tires grip track to prevent derailing
- Recommended Age Range 3 to 5 Years
- Die-cast metal chassis and body
- Easy-to-operate start button
- Special magnet helps keep rolling stock on the track
List Price: $21.99
Thomas And Friends Wooden Railway – Battery Powered Percy Description
Special magnet helps keep rolling stock on the track..
Reviews By Zossima : Date September 9, 2003
This metal battery operated Percy engine and his metal battery operated companions (Thomas, Lady, etc.) are for use with the wooden track. There are larger plastic battery operated engines that fit both the wooden track and the blue plastic track by Tomy.
This is a great product. Very well-constructed. Very durable. It can be switched on, go forward or backward, and it can be pushed manually–another reviewer complained that it could not be pushed, but it can be pushed.
* Wait until appropriate age: Our son started with Thomas when he was 18 months old, but we did not buy any battery engines until he was 3. We wanted for him to use his imagination in pushing and pulling for a while. Now he sometimes sits back and just watches the battery engines, while at other times he pushes them.
* The metal engines are more durable: The metal engines cost more than the larger plastic battery-operated engines, but they are far more durable. They feel solid in the hand. They go both forward and backwards, while the plastic engines only go forward. They pull the wooden cars that your child may already have.
Reviews By Chateau Margaux : Date March 3, 2003
My daughter (3 years old) had to get Percy the battery-operated engine. I was trying to limit our engine purchases to just Thomas (battery and wood) himself. What the heck? We’ll have two battery engines for our “investment” now. Well, Percy is as cute as a bug in a rug, but he tends to fall off the track at every switch tower, sharp turn, or any gap in the track most likely due to the fact that he only has four wheels (vs. Thomas’ six). If he’s hauling the other cars, they fall off with him. “Percy’s a little accident prone” is what we tell our daughter.
Reviews By Emily C. Coursey : Date January 17, 2006
We bought battery-powered Percy for our 22-mo-old son for X-mas. He had no interest in any of his other X-mas presents after opening this one, and unfortunately this was the first thing he opened, so that was that. He has played with Percy EVERY DAY since X-mas, and suddenly Percy died- his back wheels no longer turn. I had hoped that for the price he would last longer than he did. I also must mention that he had some difficulty staying on the tracks in curves- and they were Thomas tracks, not generic. Percy kept falling off, especially when pulling cars. I suppose we’ll be returning him, but after reading other reviews we may exchange him for two wooden engines instead- they don’t break! And f.y.i.- Brio’s and Imaginarium’s battery-powered engines aren’t much better- they use up batteries like I don’t know what. On the positive side, Percy was thoroughly enjoyed by our son while he lasted, and he had more speed, power, and longer battery life than the Brio and Imaginarium engines.