I've also had to be pretty close, usually within ten feet or so, or the train would not respond to the controller, even with new batteries in both. This can create issues on large layouts.
I have Boost and the hub is too big to be practical in trains, at least in my opinion.
Having built my Train set I've noticed that I get quite a bit of wheel slip . Is this common ? If so is there a way to stop , I've thought about small elastic bands around the drive wheels.
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