The Best Toy Trains – everything you need to know about Brio and wooden railways

Wooden Trains For ChildrenLooking 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.

Making Trains More Fun

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.

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Founder of ModelRailwayEngineer, Andy Leaning

Andy is a lifelong modeler, writer, and founder of 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.

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