Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Train Set (130+ pcs)
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- 100 wooden track sections and supports, and over 30 accessories
- Wooden Railway Set includes a six-piece freight train with cargo, a four-piece passenger train, and a three-piece flatbed truck with cargo
- Includes easy-to-follow instructions for four different track configurations
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All Aboard for Imagination
With nearly 100 wooden track sections and supports, and over 30 accessories, including a freight train, passenger train, and suspension bridge, the Melissa & Doug Wooden Railway Set is ideal for the young train engineer. Designed for children ages three and older, the set includes easy-to-follow instructions for four different track configurations, giving children hours of playtime as they build the perfect layout. Every track piece and accessory in this solid wood set is sanded to a smooth finish, and when screws are used, they are set below the surface of the wood, providing a smooth surface for little hands. The flatbed truck allows your child to replicate the real-world transfer of cargo from the train to the truck, and then on to the neighborhood stores for the final delivery. The set also includes train engineers who can help direct traffic as the trains come in and out of the station. To load cargo on and off the trains, the set includes two magnetized crane assemblies — a tower frame and an A-frame — that each feature a lever for raising and lowering the cargo. It also includes a suspension bridge, trestle bridge, a five-way switch, and a roundhouse engine shed where the engines can park when not in use. Several trees and road signs are also included.
Load & Unload
Use the 3-piece flatbed truck to transfer cargo to and from the train!
Two Working Cranes
Magnetic cranes feature levers to raise and lower cargo!
Roundhouse Engine Shed
Park trains in the roundhouse engine shed when not in use!
Kids will love playing conductor of the 4-piece passenger train!
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This amazing set includes everything needed for railway fun: a spacious roundhouse engine shed, dozens of track pieces in curves and straights, trees, workers and even traffic signs; multi-piece trains; magnetic-tipped cranes; switches and a T-junction for changing course; suspension bridge, trestle bridge and roundtable, too! A tremendous value! Mix and match it with other train sets--it's compatible with all popular wooden railway systems.
With nearly 100 wooden track sections and supports, and over 30 accessories, including a fright train, passenger train, and suspension bridge, the Melissa & Doug Wooden Railway Set is ideal for the young train engineer. Designed for children ages three and older, the set includes easy-to-follow instructions for four different track configurations, giving children hours of playtime as they build the perfect layout.
Use the flatbed truck to transfer cargo to and from the train. View larger.
Kids will love to play conductor of the passenger train. View larger.
Six-piece freight train with cargo provides hours of loading and unloading fun.
With the exception of the durable plastic uprights on the suspension bridge, the plastic wheels and steel rivets on the trains and truck, and the small, steel screws that hold many of the accessories together, the Wooden Railway Set is made entirely of solid wood that will last. Every track piece and accessory is sanded to a smooth finish, and when screws are used, they are set below the surface of the wood, providing a smooth surface for little hands.
The track pieces snap snugly and easily into one another with no excessive force or tools required. With over 100 track pieces and bridge supports to work with, the biggest challenge for your child will be to keep all the pieces organized during their building process.
One piece of advice for parents: add the Melissa & Doug Multi-Activity Table, so your child can easily build out the set and you can keep the pieces contained.
Freight Train, Passenger Train and Flatbed Truck
The Wooden Railway Set includes a six-piece freight train with cargo, a four-piece passenger train, and a three-piece flatbed truck with cargo. The trains and the truck each feature durable plastic wheels held to the bodies with smooth, steel rivets.
The flatbed truck allows your child to replicate the real-world transfer of cargo from the train to the truck, and then on to the neighborhood stores for the final delivery. The set also includes train engineers who can help direct traffic as the trains come in and out of the station.
Several Accessories for Added Fun
To load cargo on and off the trains, the set includes two magnetized crane assemblies -- a tower frame and an A-frame -- that each feature a lever for raising and lowering the cargo. It also includes a suspension bridge, trestle bridge, a five-way switch, and a roundhouse engine shed where the engines can park when not in use. Several trees and road signs are also included.
Old-Fashioned, Energy-Free Fun
With no electrical parts, flashing lights, or battery-operated motors, the Wooden Railway Set is designed to offer your child imaginative playtime. The tracks and trains are designed to be compatible with most popular wooden tracks, so you may be able mix and match with pieces of other sets you may already have.
With the included easy-to-follow visual instructions, the set can be built out in numerous ways, giving children hours of immersive play time as they build the perfect configuration.
What's in the Box
Six-piece freight train; four-piece passenger train; three-piece flatbed truck; over 100 solid-wood track pieces; engine shed; five-way switch; suspension bridge; trestle bridge; A-frame and tower-frame crane assemblies; railroad workers; traffic signs; trees; and visual instructions for layout options.
About Melissa & Doug
Started in the garage at Doug's parents' house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has grown to become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Their toys have garnered dozens of parenting and "best toy" awards over the years, and have been featured widely in national print media and on television.
One of the company's points of pride is that their toys are thoroughly tested for safety, and meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to assure that every toy meets the company's stringent safety requirements every step along the way. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to be sure they meet, or exceed, government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children's items.
Since day one, Melissa & Doug has been in compliance with every US consumer product safety regulation and will continue to stay compliant as the laws continue to evolve, assuring parents that their children can have a safe childhood while playing with Melissa & Doug toys.
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#1. It's hard to keep the train in the track. There are many reasons why (woobly wheels and a track that's not quite deep enough) but the biggest one I found was the freight cars and passenger cars are too big. They hit their edges going around bends. This causes them to bind against one another and they come off the track. This is pretty easy to fix. The freight cars hardly need anything. Just a few hits on each corner of the car with a wood file and some paint and that fixes that. The passenger cars are a bit harder. The problem is they hit at the top and it takes more than a few hits with a file. Not hard to do, however unless you are very good with a file, you can make it look ugly. If are are good at wood working it's a piece of cake. But once you give these cars some added clearance they no longer bind when going around curves on the track. Don't forget to repaint after you file.
#2 The stays (towers, piers, whatever you want to call them) for the elevated tracks are very poorly done. I don't know about you, but my little one has trouble not knocking over things when he plays. These things fall over just by breathing on them. I solved this problem by doubling each one and holding them together with rubber bands. Of course you have to be sure you have enough depending on your layout, but it's very doable.
#3. The problem is the stays are also too low. If you try to run the train under the brides or elevated track, it just barely makes it. In fact depending on what you are setting your track up on, it might hit. I ended up making spacers out of 1/4" pegboard. Worked great.
#4. The transfer crane does not want to go down. I solved this by popping open the bell and adding some washers in there to give it more weight. That solved that problem.
#5. The standard crane works great lifting, but not much on turning. It really needs a weighted bottom and a little graphite in there.
#6. The trees and signs fall down very easy if you setup on carpet. I had to make some stands for all of them.
#7.Some of the tracks do not line up on the turn-about. So if you are coming up to it, it'll hit on the bottom of the train. If you are coasting down a ramp, it's a sudden stop at the bottom. It's like the turn about is about 1/8" too thick material compared to the track pieces. I fixed this with a little cardboard taped to the bottom of the tracks that mate up with the turn-about.
It's not all doom and gloom. The wood is very nice looking and they give you a lot of great pieces. I had no trouble creating some really great layouts. They supply gender changers and lots of good pieces. When it's all setup it really looks very nice. It looks very expensive from about 5' away. Once you start to play with it, you realize it's not that well done, but still fun for the little ones.
I paid just over $100 and at that price I think it's over priced when you consider how many things I had to fix to get it reliable. Honestly if all my issues were solved from the manufacturer, I'd consider $100 a bargain for this set. Just to me if you spend $100 or more you should not have to do the final fit and finish on a product..
A few positives: If you inspect the train before assembly, it "looks" impressive. The wood is smooth and is not flimsy; the train is nicely painted. The train station and switch are cool features. Perhaps, if the train set was designed "just for show," one could say this product would actually be okay.
But alas, some major issues:
*The track elevators in the train set do not effectively lift the tracks. They remain very wobbly and is overall a poor design. Even with the red constructed bridge, the tracks tip with the slightest move. That includes moving the train across it.
*The switch hasn't and does not turn. What is the point of the switch if it doesn't work?
*The train wheels are wobbly and lightly graze around the train track. They easily derail if you..I daresay "push the train down the track."
* Biggest complaint: Overall, you (child OR adult) cannot play with this set! We have tried the set on both hardwood and carpeted flooring...if you properly push the train along the tracks, they pop up, move, buckle, etc. They simply do not fit well together. I'm not sure what is more frustrating...watching my two year unable to move a basic train around the track, or the fact I cannot do so as well! The pieces are not cut right and fail to "snuggly" connect together as noted in the description.
I see there are some comments about buying the track clips. Due to the fact I know better quality sets exist, I do not feel this should be a requirement to enjoy a product as it was intended to do! My parents have an old T.C. Timber train set that blows this one out of the water. Unlike the false description, the T. C Timber train does not budge. They have a solid wooden bridge that does not require elevators. Unfortunately, my parent's old set has been discontinued or I would have purchased that one instead.
We would return it, but unfortunately we set up the train as a gift on Christmas Eve and tossed the box out so my son wouldn't see it. I am going to also call Melissa and Doug and let them know that this just doesn't meet the standards of their other products we have purchased in the past. Anyway, I am generously giving the set 2 starts because my son "wants" to play with it. He likes setting up the tracks, but soon...he, too, can see the poor quality of train tracks.
The size quoted in the description: 29.5 x 18.5 x 6 inches - which we assumed was the size of the constructed track - is completely wrong!! It requires significantly more width and length if you want to build the design they show in the picture. We have managed to build a track within the confines of the table top we have, but more than a third of the pieces are going unused - see attached picture.
It's a shame, because if we get a wider board, I don't think our 2.5 yr old will be able to reach the middle section, so we may just stick with the smaller design we came up with for now, until he gets bigger.
it's a nice product, well made, but yep, dimensions are not correct - maybe they are the size of the box??