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08/04/2013 at 10:38
C has been on about a train set. We thought it may be a good gift to give him from the baby when it arrives. What do you guys recommend? Ideally we'd like one that you can build and buy extra track for... And one that takes battery operated trains.
i have no idea where to start the search!
08/04/2013 at 10:40
We have a BigJigs set with added stuff from Tesco, Ikea and Brio - most of the wooden track sets are compatible AFAIK. The battery operated train we have is a Brio one. Our BigJigs set came from Amazon or Ebay (Brand new from a shop though) and had diggers and all sorts of construction vehicles too.
08/04/2013 at 10:56
We have the Tesco one, and have also bought the additional bits from Tesco, but as Margot says it's interchangeable with loads of other types although we haven't bought much more as C doesn't play with it a huge amount.
09/04/2013 at 06:21
Bigjigs, tesco & ikea here.
09/04/2013 at 06:55
We have loads of tracks as my LO is train mad!
He has a big wooden track at my mums, which is a mix of tesco, BigJigs Brio and the Thomas wooden set. All really good, fit together really well etc as others have said.
He also has the Thomas take and play sets. These are good, they all fit together, you can buy extra pieces of track as fillers between the sets. My son loves this, and I love it because they all fold away really quickly and he can carry them as they're all lightweight, although very study.
He also has the Chuggingtonart Interactive, but this spends more time in a box! IMO, its cheap (although it cost a fortune!), although its easy for my wont to put together, the pieces don't seem to sit right and the track seems to pucker quite a bit.
14/04/2013 at 11:38
So let me get this right, if I buy wooden track from Tesco, ikea, brio and bigjigs it all fits together??
I quite like the look of the track master stuff and also the bigjig sets. I just have t a clue where to start with it. I was more in to cars than trains!
14/04/2013 at 20:20
Yes they are all compatable my boys have loads of brio, big jigs and wooden railway Thomas. I would have a look in tkmaxx as we have brought loads of brio train sets from there half price
14/04/2013 at 20:27
Mainly Brio track with Bigjigs bridges and accessories. Some Thomas trains, plus Brio battery ones and Brio normal ones. It's our most played with toy!
14/04/2013 at 20:38
We have the bigjigs transport set i think its called, with they wee airport and runway x
15/04/2013 at 11:39
Luke is obsessed with Thomas Take and play. they are complete play sets but you can link them all together. he has Tidmouth sheds, cranky, blue mountain quarry, diesel works, steam works repair shed, pirate ship and lots of linking pieces. the little die cast (metal) trains run on the tracks. they have interesting features like the shed doors open and ramps and moving parts.and because they are take and play you can fold them up to store or take out and about with you. just read that you wanted battery operated trains, these aren't. hope you have fun choosing some.
This is Luke and his daddy playing with a few of the sets linked up.
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