I have been needing some accessories, extra track, risers, more curve pieces etc for DS’s Thomas setup and this is perfect! All parents know that the brand, Lionel, make the best train sets for kids and this one is a sure winner as the most popular plastic train set for younger kids around 2 years of age (for older kids, look at the Lionel Polar Express Train Set below). A combination of wooden railway and plastic, this Thomas & Friends Wooden Railway Fossil Run brings the excitement of the Trackmaster products. This Thomas and Friends train set features one of the favorite characters of the little ones out there: Thomas and Friends!
In a similar vein, the Brio Country Railway Set has a decent amount of track and two plastic trains. Compatible with other Popular wooden railway sets, this Zoo animal train set is a great first wooden railway set or a fun addition to an existing collection. He has a set at his house made by another company with battery operated trains and he has no interest in that set at all. Every piece of the set was there, easy to assemble, really did enjoy putting together.
Bought this for my train obsessed 2 year old and he loves it. Well built product and assembled easily. There is also a large piece that includes two tunnels and a mountain for the train to go over. The bridge supports are the wooden block ones, which I feel can be less stable for younger kids than the gripping type ones used on the Dinosaur Train Set above. Give your little engineer this comprehensive train set for hours of railway fun.
The previous set is not the pinnacle of Brio’s range, which is reserved for the £300 RRP Railway World Deluxe Train and Road Track Set that combines the best of its railway and road toys. Bigjigs has come a long way since its founders – two teachers who wanted to make better wooden educational tools – started in 1985. We also got some trains from Imaginarim and my son has given them all names of his favorite characters from a popular kids train show.
The Wooden Railway Coal Hopper Figure 8 Set features a Thomas engine and coal truck along with the hopper to fill it. With the quality track from Thomas & Friends it gets close to being nice set. Melissa and Doug range of products include puzzles, preschool, play food, puppets, stuffed animals and gardening toys. The Melissa and Doug train set provides hours of endless fun for our entire family. Made with reliable craftsmanship, this train toy features old-fashioned, energy-free fun for it has no electrical parts. My son absolutely loves this train set his granddad got him he plays with it all the time none stop.
While there is a decent amount of track, the number of pieces is a little inflated by trees and people which needs to be borne in mind if – like my kids – these might be cast aside. This train set will keep your child entertained for hours as they can choose 4 different track configurations and with easy to follow instructions, it won’t take too much time at all to get playing in no time.
Retailing at £200 officially but sometimes as low as £160, it is basically the best of Brio’s railway offering in a box. Moreover, there are three bridges and a load of bridge supports (albeit the wooden block ones I think can be wobbly). With eight pieces of circular track, this wooden railway set features a cool blue, wooden engine, 2 animal carrier cars, a wooden cow and horse. If you want a truly cheap source of new wooden train track then you might want to consider Ikea.
Load the two flocked horses into the trailer of this wooden big rig vehicle and you’re ready to hit the road! The snappily titled Brio Large Railway Set is just that: a good-sized train set with a decent amount of track and accessories (75 pieces overall). If your child is a Thomas fan and just starting out with wooden trains then this is the way to go – if it’s on offer. Kids will spend hours playing and learning with this attractive, durable, wooden set. Hi, how old your kids, mine ones 4 and 6. trying to find some nice train set for them before Christmas.
Another Swedish company that started producing a similar toy at about this time was Micki Leksaker in Gemla It apparently produced its first wooden train sets for a Swedish department store in 1956, thus predating Brio by a year or two. In my opinion, you would want to something that grows with them so you don’t have to buy another train set when the older one starts maturing. This customer-favorite railway set is currently on sale for $125.99; however, Kohl’s cardmembers can apply promo code PRESENTS30 to save an additional 30% AND score $10 Kohl’s cash! If you are looking for a complete, comprehensive train set, this is the one to get.
This leaves the Bigjigs Figure of Eight Train Set which is good value at £24.49 for a fully wooden set and comes in bold primary colours and the Bigjigs Fairy Figure of Eight Train Set which is clearly aimed towards girls with its pastel palette. Chuggington Diecast engines will fit on InterActive railway track, but will have limitations with destinations and other features. Other than that, the Melissa & Doug (#6) is excellent value, wooden and big enough for 2 to play with comfortably. Sometimes available with £5 off the £24.99 recommended retail price, it is not the cheapest starter set but a quality one.
If you want an extensive wooden play train set for kids, look at either the Kidkraft above (#4) or the Melissa & Doug below (#6). If you’re not sure if your child is interested in trains, or ready for trains, a basic train set is often a good idea. The Melissa & Doug range of magnetic games and activities promote motor control, sorting and matching skills, memory, and problem solving… they’re lots of fun too! Six, two-piece hand painted, wooden vehicles include a car carrier, an oil tanker, a moving van and more! You could purchase this wooden train track to start off your set, or maybe add up to your existing collection!
If your child got into trains because of a love of steam engines from a parent, grandparent or trip to heritage railway, then this Brio Steam Train Railway Set might be a nice option. As we have practically all the pieces for this set from various collections, I rate the Brio City Train Set pretty highly. With little Sophie still having a tendency to be rough on her playthings – still getting to grips with fine motor control skills – it is great news that this set is very robust and hard-wearing, so that when rough play is involved, which is often more fun, the things that she does with it do not cause any damage.
There are three bridges, two tunnels, three trains and a station as part of this 87 piece Rail Deluxe Railway Set If you want to get going with a bang, this is certainly the way of doing so (a way that’s cheaper than building sets up over time). Either way, it works with all Thomas Wooden Railway items, which are undoubtedly high quality, having been producing track and cars since time immemorial (see below for the matching parts). Don’t forget that because this set is priced over the $35 Amazon shipping threshold, it will ship to you for FREE! The instructions are easy to follow for set up. There are many trains/truck pieces to play with for each of the kids.
This set definitely has one of the more interesting mountain layouts of the major brands. Very basic circle set, the main appeal of the Brio Travel Circle Train Set is being able to take passengers in and out of the train. Started in an American garage by Doug and his future wife Melissa, the company has grown up to have 2,000 products, an international reputation (though still better known in the US) and an emphasis on quality.
The Brio Road and Rail Travel Set offers a similar combination, with the travel train that comes with the Brio Travel Explorer Set. Internal use data: 3and4years,5to7years boys char/theme toys brand melissa & doug promotional shipping: tagpromoship, ,genderboyfrooition www. Of the simpler Brio sets on the market, one I’ve seen in action is the Brio Rail Farm Railway Set It’s a little short on track for something costing £30-35 but the hay barn that has a crane to lift bales on and off the carriage is robust and easy to use. The Bigjigs Village Train Set brings in a basic tunnel, level crossing, station and points.