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Where do you put the batteries?

I bought this used. It came w/out instruction Where do the batteries go??

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  • pharen182 May 11, 2009

    the top of the coal car has a slotted smokestack! put a key,knife or something like that in the slot and turn. The top opens

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If it says 187 on the box, the batteries go in the coal car. You might want to check out the other instructions I've posted too ... it's finicky...
This train set is very particular and getting it to work each Christmas is a family tradition in frustration. First you must make sure that all the pieces of track are connected properly and that the track is perfectly symmetrical and flat. We double-check the battery positions every year and find one in wrong. There are + and - signs, but they're hard to see; use a flashlight. There is a black toggle switch below and behind the red stack that toggles forward (to make the train go forward) and backwards (reverse); straight out perpendicular to the train is the "stop" position. Also, you have to start at a stop/switch station. One other note: behind the red stack, there is a smaller black stack. If you turn this, you can make smoke come out of the stack. I think I remember someone suggesting a drop of cooking oil. Hope this helps!!! Hope you get it set up for Christmas!!!

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I would like to know that as well

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