Rated 3 out of 5Â by bluetigger For my 2 1/2 year old
I bought this for my 2 1/2 year old son for christmas. It was his first train set. The wooden track was well built and easy to assemble. My only complaint is that the train itself has very weak magnets. The two pieces don't hold together very well. The track is very simple though and easy for small hands. I think it's a great starter track, however, I did end up buying a more expensive train for him to use on it.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Toy collector AN EXCELLENT VALUE
This is a perfect beginner train set. It will make your children use their imaginations and keep them entertained for hours at a time. Also, you can build upon this "starter" set with other tracks, trains, and dozens of other street accessories. I have found Melissa & Doug items to be so durable that they can be passed down for years and years to come.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jamieleeza I am hooked!
I am going to build a serious layout geared toward modeling a yard and industrial complexes,only with wooden trains instead of model trains. I ordered several M and D diesel engine double packs as they are very well thought out with regard to resembling diesels perhaps in Britain. This figure 8 set is the first of many track and train purchases to come.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Mommy Great set, BUT...
This was given to my son and its great except the train engine doesn't fit under the bridge unless its perfectly positioned! It's annoying to have to keep helping him adjust the bridge so it fits through. You would think that the train that comes with the set would work better. Just get a beginner Thomas/brio set instead.