Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 37
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pikman01 This Set is Important
It doesn't matter if have 116 Straight tracks, 64 Curve tracks, or even 5 stations. If you don't have these pieces, your layout is mediocre. Switchtracks are important if you want to build a complex, dynamic railroad. without these, all your trains are required to run in one direction, whereas with them, you can have multiple Passenger Lines and Frieght lines, with multidirectional trains and many sidings for the extra rolling stock. I would assume the extra curves are for more advanced builders (No, not the ones who cut up and modify their peices), who can use the extra curves to intigrate the switch into a curve, or elsewhere on their layout. in any case, this set is MANDATORY if you want a nice layout.
10 October 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by ZCR15 cheap than 9v
The best way to mod Lego train track, Because they are cheap $25.00 AUD. Wish the AUD was higher so I could get more.
They’re very hard to make into an auto switch. Come on Lego get with the program and give us more train options, track, trains and sets.
But if you are on 9V person and it too expensive to get the real stuff use aluminum tape to add a conductive surface to the rails.
9v poeple stick with the old system it was the best but 12v were better becaues of the amount of parts and they were like a real train set that why we liked the 9v/12v system.
05 January 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dave77 You'll buy more!
Drop this into a simple layout and your imagination will take over. Soon you'll realise, as I did, that you'll need more than just two. The switchtracks work out at about £5 each which isn't bad value for money although my set seems to be accumulating more curves than straight from buying the add-ons. Suggest that lego sell Straight peices and Curved Peices seperately?
The action on the switchover can be rather stiff and I did feel like I was forcing them a little hard to get them to move. Don't be put off by this though as the action eases over time.
10 June 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Turner Great for any Lego Railway
If you have too many turn peices, this is a great way to use all of them wthout using up too much space. With these you can create another track that is parallel to your original track. And if you do it right, you are saving straight tracks and using more curves, as that seems to be a pandemic in today's lego trains.. It's also good if you have 2 or more trains, that way you can run trains in opposite directions without them crashing. Getting 4 switches will allow you to make 2 seperate loops that don't overlap.
25 June 2010
Rated 4 out of 5 by citybuilder543 awesome but what do you get
this is a great set no doubt in my mind or probably anybody elses but what do you actually get? well two switching points so lets say they are £5 and you get two so £10 and four corners so lets say £2 for four so £12 so if this was the price then you would save £3 which isnt massive but if you are planning on building a big city the savings can all add up to quite a reasonable sum of money
otherwise a brilliant set
peace out citybuilder543
13 August 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by mapaxe1990 A must for any train collector
Well, as my title says, it is a must.
You can make a racquet shape as the one I'm showing. This way the train goes back to the same track and you save lots of meters - or yards, if you will - of tracks!
Having said this, I do have some thoughts... Why does it come with curve tracks???? Aside of Emerald Night and Maersk, you get them with any train set!!! Add straight track instead of curved! That's why I give it 4/5 and not 5/5
02 August 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Suspet The "Must Have" expansion
Any trainset needs at least one set to make the play interesting.
The more the merrier, you can hardly get enough switches/points on your train layout,
if you have more trains, you'll need more switches.
Design could have been improved with different geometry, but still cool (and easy) to use.
The only thing that would make me like this product even better ......
I still think there should be power-conducting METAL on top of the rails.
Being a hard headed 9volt fan, I would LOVE if the 9volt track series
got a revival, including tracks and motors.
This system was far to good to end production.
The RC and IR trains ar brilliant, but extremely costly to feed with batteries.
This problem never was an issue vith 12volt or 9volt trains,
getting their power transformed right out of the wall socket.
I like this product a lot, but I LOVE the 9volt tracks.
22 May 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by AJlegoman great to extend possibilities!
with these you can make loops conect to other loops, aviod train colisions, and create a web of tracks all over a city. an all around great product and a definite yes for all Lego Cities. the only way it could be cooler is if you had elecric / remote controll, auto switch so your trains can switch tracks from any were in the room. but the switch trackes are a need for all train collecters.
23 September 2012