Trains are great toys for children to enjoy and play with but you have to be certain that you choose the right things for your kids to play with as you’re finding such a toy. Parents usually think about the safety, color, and price of a model while buying toy train sets for their kids. Since trains need the support of tracks, you need to consider the required space for getting them to work as well. However, children mostly get fascinated by the features and colors of trains. For them, size doesn’t matter much. A train with unique sounds or designs will attract them the most.
Another thing that parents must consider while buying toy trains for their children is the brand. You will find plenty of brands that manufacture toys for children. Some of the prominent names to see are Fisher-Price and Brio. These brands make floor pull toys that are small in size and can take up plenty of spots on your floor. Brio is mostly famous for making wooden trains that come with wooden tracks as well. While using such trains for the first time, parents must guide their children on how to join the tracks and how to place the train on them.
Children can play with toys that are made out of all sorts of materials. Wood is a great option to choose, for instance. Wooden trains are comparatively harder than plastic trains. As a result of which, such trains tend to last longer.
In addition, you can find some models made out of die-cast materials. These are shiny and beautiful but at the same time they can be heavy and may cause dents on the ground if a child throws them around. Either way, you need to choose something that doesn’t have small parts that a child could potentially swallow.
With the advent of technology, toy manufacturers are putting in all sorts of efforts to be leaders in the toy industry. Today, you will find that most children love to have battery operated toys. If you buy a battery operated toy then you will get plastic tracks and a locomotive or some engines. The batteries can be placed in the engine. Such toys are available in all stores and they are comparatively cheaper in price than others. Battery operated models are light in weight and children can easily carry and place them in any corner of the room.
Here you find my list with the most awesome train sets in 2017. Let´s go shopping!
1Kidkraft Metropolis Train Set
Choo! Choo! The Metropolis Train set will keep your little conductor busy for hours. The 100-piece set features a two-tier bridge, mountains, drive-through tunnels, and an airport with helipad.
The 32′ x 45″ roll-up mat means the fun can be taken anywhere. Easy to assemble, disassemble, and transport!
2Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Super Station Playset Train
Now kids can Set Friendship in Motion and imagine and play out adventures with Thomas & Friends Adventures, Track Master, MINIS and Wooden Railway engines all on the same track set! This multi-system track set with 3 levels of play includes Thomas, Percy, James, and Harold.
In addition to being able to use most Thomas engines, multiple configurations allow for layouts that can fit any space in the home. The legs can even be removed to create a micro-layout for smaller spaces! Holds over 100 engines and features over 35 feet / 10 meters of track, and features iconic locations including Tidmouth Sheds, Brendam Docks, Knap ford Station, the Sodor Steam works, the Diesel works, Blue Mountain Quarry and the SSRC with Harold’s helipad.
There are also cargo pieces, adapter pieces to connect to other playsets, two racetracks, floor play and more! Fun features include Cranky the Crane with a crane that can be raised, lowered, and attached to a cargo lift that can be used to raise cargo and engines; and a turntable complete with a stop-track lever to halt Track Master engines while your little engineer changes direction. The legs and locations feature tunnels, and there are areas for cargo storage, too. Additional engines and playsets sold separately and subject to availability.
It’s the ultimate Thomas & Friends playset!.
3Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Avalanche Escape Set
TrackMaster track has been redesigned to deliver an authentic Thomas & Friends experience with stronger connector plugs and a more realistic railway look! The Avalanche Escape Set also includes two track adaptors, so you can connect the new TrackMaster track to the previous model. Build a bigger, more exciting motorized railway and create your own custom-made adventures!
With excitement around every bend, the TrackMaster Avalanche Escape Set provides a thrilling, engaging play-time experience! The Island of Sodor comes to life in this new adventure, transporting children to a world of action, exploration, and fun!
4KidKraft 60 Piece Train Set
All aboard! This 60-piece train set by KidKraft puts an entire bustling community at your child’s fingertips. Young conductors are sure to love pushing the train cars down the long, winding track and through the molded mountain range.
- Includes a moving crane that can lift and lower cargo
- There is a helipad, a runway, seven vehicles and three smiling townspeople
- Packaged with detailed, step-by-step assembly instructions
5CP Toys Wooden Train Table
All aboard for playtime fun! With durable wood construction and 100 pieces of wooden track and accessories, young engineers will delight in hours and hours of fun around this train table. Compatible with other wooden train systems.
6Classic Wood Train Tracks & Accessories Set
Classic Wood Train Tracks & Accessories Set – 100% Compatible with All Major Brands,
This Wooden Train Track Set with Vehicle has 80 pieces that will be a challenge to be mastered by young ones in the setting up and packing up.
Whilst they play, they will be using all their finger skills and their motor skills in the setting up, as well as their imagination on how to place parts, and then to create scenarios for the cargo to be moved.
7O-Toys 92pcs Wooden Fun Railway for Kids
- Package dimension: 21″ x 16.5″ x 3.7″; weight: 8 lb
- Made of wood, durable, high quality and non-toxic
- Package includes 92 pieces parts, several scenes, traffic signs and vehicles (police cars, fire engines, motor cars, helicopters, taxi, bus)
- Combined with construction toy, pretend toy, learning and educational toy, and this is also a perfect decoration for Christmas
- Great track gift for boys and girls; or decorate your Christmas holiday
8Wooden Train Track Set
Wooden Train Track Set, 100% Compatible with Thomas, Brio, Chuggington，100pcs Wooka Toddler Toys,
Wooden railroad train set Imaginative play with 100 pcs for little people to assemble and organize, and create lifelike situations； Suit for children 3 years and up. Require Adult assembly； Beech Track and water paint technology, more endurable and less harmful to kids’ health； Meets the European and American safety standard EN71 and ASTM F963.
9Wooden Railway Train Track Set by Moombike
Moombike toy trains run on a wooden track system with grooves to guide the wheels of the rolling stock. While tracks and scenery accessories are made mainly of wood, other accessories are made of safe plastic materials. The locomotive engines and cars connect to each other using small magnets.
- Made of high-quality CPSC’s tested imported material to ensure children safety. Resistant to wears and tears and environment-friendly toy guaranteed to last.
- Every track piece and accessory in this durable wood set is sanded to a smooth finish, with easy interconnections providing a smooth experience for little hands.
- Compatible with Thomas the train Wooden railway, Ikea train track, Brio Railway System, Melissa and Doug track set and all other major brands.
- Ideal toy for kids 3-year-old, 4 years old, 5 years old, 6 years old, 7 years old and above. Small parts not suitable for children under 3 years old.
- Perfect gift idea for boys and girls, Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, holiday gifts or simply increase kids toy collections for new adventures and giving children hours of playtime as they build the perfect layout.
Put imaginations into motion with these railways Redesign your train layout with this functional roundhouse and turntable! The fun will be endless, this train set will keep little engineers busy for hours, and will last for generations.
10100-piece Triple-loop Wooden Train Set – By Kids Destiny
A complete wooden train set comes with engine, coaches, caboose, roadway vehicles, bridge, railroad crossing, city buildings, figurines, tree, bushes, and road signs. The fun is endless, this train set will keep little engineers busy for hours, and will last for generations.
- Beautifully crafted solid wooden 100 pc train set; Fun to play triple-loop layout;
- Set comes complete with engine, coaches, a bridge, buildings, city vehicles (police cruiser, ambulance, cars, buses), road signs, trees, and figurines
- 100% compatible with Thomas Wooden and Brio Railway System, as well as other major brands
- Made from beautiful beech wood, with beautifully vivid colors, greatest quality will last for generations Kids will LOVE this!!!
- These train sets meet or exceed CPSC’s testing and certification requirements and they comply with ASTM