Looking for track plan ideas for your child’s wooden railway set? Here are 9 quick and easy designs they’ll enjoy building and playing with.
Some children like to build railways, others like dive into the action and play trains. And, if your child is the latter, they won’t want to wait around while you figure out and construct a track plan.
Now – thanks to programmer John Graham-Cumming – your child needn’t wait.
In this blog post, from 2010, John explains how he wrote a program to map out possible track plans for an Ikea 20-piece train set. It’s a fascinating post and appeals to my inner geek and I’ll certainly be trying his program in future but in the meantime here are layouts it produced.
These should work with pretty much any wooden track (Brio or Bigjigs for example) as long as you have 12 curves, two straight pieces, and a two-part bridge required but even if you don’t have all of them these will give some great ideas to work from.
The full post and more details is here.
For more tips and guides to wooden trains see my other posts on trains sets for kids.