When we were finally ready to order, the manufacturer of the train set we chose was out of stock. So we waited some more. Then the manufacturer delayed shipment by another two weeks.
About a week and a half ago, Seth’s Super City Elevated Rails finally arrived – four days before the first day at school! No matter, we set up the upper and lower tracks in about 15 minutes.
My wife wasn’t so lucky. Over last weekend, she and Seth built the fire and police station, which involved hundreds of little plastic pieces, copious amounts of glue and lots of patience.
The screen grab above is from video before Anne and Seth had assembled the building. Sadly, I’ve had little time for things like uploading video or taking better photos.
After a week of playing with the train set, Seth has decided he doesn’t like the freight cars because their doors open while in motion. And he doesn’t like the second deck because it’s easy to knock over, among other minor problems.
But clearly, Seth loves his new trains.