This colorful engine has a powerful motor that helps it to climb hills and ramps. The operating button on top can be easily operated by little fingers and has forward and stop positions. Magnetic coupling at rear allow for easy connecting with compatible carriages. A great addition to your Hape railway set! Designed for ages 18 months and over. Durable child safe paint finish and solid wood construction make this a toy your child will love for years to come. Hape toys stimulate children through every stage of development and help nurture and develop their natural abilities. All Hape products sold in North America meet or exceed all applicable safety standards.