I did have to clean the track to get it working. Works best at full speed. Note: You may need to use a different track company so you can get it to work at slower speeds. Condition: The green gondola car keeps derailing.I wouldn't use it. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Starter Sets & Packs". The seller is "stuff4sale2416" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.