This starter set is fun for all ages! This is ready to run and play! It has everything you need–track, transformer (power), and train. This is made in Germany from a company that makes top of the line, good quality products. This means that this is an investment worth making to pass on from generation, to generation! Making this a tradition that even your great-grandchildren will enjoy one day! This train/scale is the best because you can add on train cars. The gondola in this set is perfect for loading and unloading cargo (it can be animals, hot wheel cars, coins, etc…)! Sitting figures can go into the passenger car too. The fun never stops!