Looking for the best toy train set for your toddler? Want to get them the most enjoyable and educational trains?
Or maybe you want to expand a Brio-style train set to make it bigger and more fun and aren’t sure what pieces to get?
All this and more tips to help your child get the most fun and enjoyment from toy trains are right here.
Why Wooden Train Sets
There’s something about trains that children love.
And it helps their development too!
- Wooden trains spark the imaginations as they create imaginary worlds and stories;
- They improve hand-to-eye coordination, and
- Helps develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills.
But, above all wooden railways and train sets are fun, keeping them entertained for hours.
Here at ModelRailwayEngineer, I aim to help parents and their children get the most from wooden trains with ideas, inspiration and money-saving tips for toy trains and Bigjigs, Brio, and Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railways in particular.
Below are my most popular articles but if you have any questions, please drop me a line via the contact page and I’ll endeavour to help.
Trains For Toddlers
Young children, between 2 and 5 years old, love trains but there are so many choices as to what to get them… Brio, Bigjigs, and more.
It’s no wonder I get more questions about this than any other subject. These guides have been written to help you find the safest, best value and most enjoyable toy train set and accessories for toddlers.
- What train set to start with?
- How to choose a wooden train set for your toddler
- Are wooden trains compatible?
- How to build a wooden railway?
- The best wooden trains
Making Trains More Fun
- How to fit wooden tracks together
- The best Instagram ideas for train sets
- How to stop trains derailing
- 9 Quick and easy wooden train track plans
Brio and Wooden Railway Deals
If you read any of the above articles, you’ll know I recommend saving money where possible and for wooden train sets there are some great savings to be had.
See the guides above for info but for the very latest deals and sale offers to the top-rated train sets and accessories the following will help.
Click on ‘here’ at the end of each line for the deals.
- Wooden trains, locomotives and engines, latest offers here.
- Wooden railway buildings, best sellers here.
- Wooden train sets, latest deals on Brio and other makes: here.
Thanks, and remember to drop me a line if you have any questions.
Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of modelrailwayengineer.com. He has been building model railways, dioramas, and miniatures for over 20 years. His passion for model making and railways began when he was a child, building his first layout at the age of seven.
Andy’s particular passion is making scenery and structures in 4mm scale, which he sells commercially. He is particularly interested in modelling the railways of South West England during the late Victorian/early Edwardian era, although he also enjoys making sci-fi and fantasy figures and dioramas. His website has won several awards, and he is a member of MERG (Model Railway Electronics Group) and the 009 Society.
When not making models, Andy lives in Surrey with his wife and teenage son. Other interests include history, science fiction, photography, and programming. Read more about Andy.