- Most of the trains are made of wood, with some plastic componenets.
- Compatible with other wooden railway systems such as
- Over 150 interactive products designed to engage
children in imaginative play
- High Quality toys you will keep and hand down to
- Magnetic couplings (connectors between engines) make
it easy for kids to play with.
- Keeps the kids attention longer than many other toys
(as we see in our store every day!)
- Trains are KID POWERED (Younger kids enjoy pushing a
train around tracks over watching a self powered train go around the
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where do I start? Start with the Wooden railway starter
train sets. These are value packed sets. The Figure eight set is a
wonderful way to start and only $39.99.
Will it work with Brio and other
Wooden Railway systems?
Yes. It is compatible with Brio. It is compatible with
the majority of wooden railway systems as well (Melissa and Doug and more).
I started with the Take Along
Thomas collection. Is the Wooden Railway system compatible?
No. The Take Along Thomas Engines and the older Ertl
die-cast engines are a bit smaller and do not fit on the wooden railway
Should I glue or nail my track down
to a board or something?
I wouldn't recommend it but some people do. You will see it
set up this way in retail stores simply to keep it all together
(especially when lots of kids use it daily). However, part of the fun
(and learning) for the kids is laying out the tracks in new and
different ways. When they are younger (2 yrs old), they might (or might
not) enjoy you putting the track up so they can run the engines on them.
As they get older they have as much or more fun building their own
What are the age recommendations?
recommendations for most of the wooden railway system is 2 or 3 years and
up. For 2 year olds start with the Oval set (rated 2yrs and up) and add on additional cars (which are rated 2 years and up). The 2 year olds find the elevated track
frustrating and enjoy the flat tracks better.