Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 37
Rated 5 out of 5 by amazed78 Simply a Must-have
The title says it all: this set is a must-have for the person who wants their trains to do something other than go round in circles (pun intended). I'm very glad that these switching tracks are included in the cargo train sets.
The yellow handle seems a bit flimsy, but so far I haven't broken any, so I assume appearances can be deceiving.
21 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigKidBrickFanatic Great addition to your Pass Train
These are a really neat feature in conjunction with the Train Station and High Speed Pass Train. Gives you the option for a divided track to pull into the station. Ultra easy to use, super neat, work great. Definitely a must for the 'cool' factor.
05 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by coldcutcalvin Choooo Choooo
Must have for any train set. Why just go around in s circle?
03 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by beardy123 lego train track at a bargain price
bought in a sale for my sons RC LEGO train track.B
This set has no contacts so won't work with the older 9v setup.
Track swithes work perfectly and are very well made so should last for years.
18 May 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by mndad essential but lacking in handling of the curve
This is a must have to make layouts fun. One of our favorite uses is to make a simple "balloon loop", so we can run the train out to "far" destinations and have it come back without having to stop it and back up.
Unfortunately Lego messed up the switch design. Normally a switch turns out from the straight direction, in a continuous arc. Sadly Lego's turn out has another arc turning back towards the switch slightly. This forces the train to curve out, then back, which means the train slows down somewhat (more friction) and more wiggle of the train, increasing the chance of derailment. Since Lego offers so few track options, and buying more track is so important to making this a fun toy, I hope they offer a better switch. They should take a trip to the hobby shop and study the shape of hobby train switches. If they really want to offer the "turn back" arc or whatever it is called, that should be a separate short curve track.
The Lego trains are more fun than expected, and we'll probably buy a fair amount of track over the next few years. Lego should improve their track options.
05 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by brickreveiws really a switch...
nice an' all, but only for modeling purposes if you have the 9v system, unless you add copper tape to the track, then its 9v compatible.
really should include at least 2 straight and 2 curve track instead of just 4 curves.
28 October 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel13 I finally got these!!!
After saving my allowance for weeks, I had my mom order these on October 5 2012 and they came today. Since I was finished with my school, I set up my cargo train deluxe and maersk train with these and they worked great. I built a cool track with 4 sidings. One featured a double crossing with the 7936 and 7898 crossings. Thanks for reading!
10 October 2012
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