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We tested and compared a huge number of toy train set. We considered important factors of each product to select top options with the best characteristics. You can use it to save some of your time. However, do not forget to make your own research if you want to be sure that your toy train set will satisfy all your needs.

You should not worry about the reliability of our rating system. We made everything we could to create a completely unbiased list of the best toy train set. Products were compared by material, weight, customer rating, and many more details. If you know how to make our list even better — contact us and we will look into your suggestions.

U.S. Top 7 Best Toy Train Set of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Ease of use 4/5
Size 5/5
Durability 5/5
Value 5/5
100-piece Orbrium Toys Triple-loop Wooden Train Set 1. 100-piece Orbrium Toys Triple-loop Wooden Train Set
Set comes complete with engine, coaches, a bridge, buildings, city vehicles (police cruiser, ambulance, cars, buses), road signs, trees, and figurines.
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Ease of use 5/5
Size 5/5
Durability 3/5
Value 5/5
Orbrium Toys 52 Pcs Deluxe Wooden Train Set 2. Orbrium Toys 52 Pcs Deluxe Wooden Train Set
Long 8″ bridge, train station, railroad crossing.
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Ease of use 5/5
Size 4/5
Durability 4/5
Value 5/5
Mota Classic Holiday Christmas Train Set 3. Mota Classic Holiday Christmas Train Set
Glowing from the christmas lights, sparkling with the ornaments on the tree.
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Ease of use 4/5
Size 4/5
Durability 5/5
Value 3/5
Lionel Polar Express Ready To Play Train Set 4. Lionel Polar Express Ready To Play Train Set
50″ x 73.2″ oval of ready-to-play track.
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Ease of use 3/5
Size 4/5
Durability 4/5
Value 4/5
12 Wooden Train Cars + 1 BONUS Crane + 4 BONUS Connectors by Tiny Conductors 5. 12 Wooden Train Cars + 1 BONUS Crane + 4 BONUS Connectors by Tiny Conductors
Never get frustrated building your train tracks again.
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Ease of use 4/5
Size 4/5
Durability 2/5
Value 5/5
Play22 6006 Wooden 12 Pcs Magnetic Includes 3 Engines-toy Train Set 6. Play22 6006 Wooden 12 Pcs Magnetic Includes 3 Engines-toy Train Set
Stem educational magnet train set will help your child gain strong color recognition and motor skills.
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Ease of use 3/5
Size 3/5
Durability 3/5
Value 5/5
Horizon Hobby Brooklyn Peddler 4-Tone Pinewood Train Whistle 7. Horizon Hobby Brooklyn Peddler 4-Tone Pinewood Train Whistle
This a perfect gift you can give to your little one.
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№ 1. 100-piece Orbrium Toys Triple-loop Wooden Train Set Fits Thomas Brio Chuggington

These train sets meet or exceed cpsc’s testing and certification requirements and they are complied with cpsia. 100% compatible with thomas wooden and brio railway system. Set comes complete with engine, coaches, a bridge, buildings, city vehicles (police cruiser, ambulance, cars, buses), road signs, trees, and figurines. Beautifully crafted solid wooden 100 pc train set; fun to play triple-loop layout; includes 2 very versatile 3-way track pieces for future expansion.

 

 
Pros
Made from beautiful beech wood
Set comes complete
Beautifully crafted solid wooden 100 pc train set
100% compatible
These train sets meet or exceed cpsc’s testing
Cons
I liked everything about it.
 

What exactly did you take into consideration while making the list of the best toy train set?

In order to create this buying guide, our team had to go through hundreds of user reviews and compare dozens of toy train set models and brands. Finding the best toy train set nowadays is a hard task: the selection on the market is so high that you would have to spend months to study all available options. Thankfully, our TOP list will help you find a good toy train set much quicker!

 

 
№ 2. Orbrium Toys 52 Pcs Deluxe Wooden Train Set with 3 Destinations Fits Thomas, Brio, Chuggington, Melissa and Doug, Imaginarium Wooden Train

Featuring 3 destinations: long 8″ bridge, train station, railroad crossing. Very engaging to play, run the train up the bridge, maneuver the engine under the bridge, picking up passenger at the train station, stop at the railroad crossing. Conforms to the safety requirements of astm f963 and cpsia. Comes in glossy gift set packaging. Complete 52 pcs set includes premium wooden tracks, engine, passenger coach, hopper car, automobile, buildings, figurines, road signs, trees, and bushes. Scenic background is for illustration purposes, not part of the set. Ready to play set or adding to your existing set.

 

 
Pros
Featuring 3 destinations
Complete 52 pcs set includes premium wooden tracks
Very engaging
Cons
It cannot be disassembled.
 

 

 
№ 3. Mota Classic Holiday Christmas Train Set with Real Smoke, Authentic Lights, and Sounds, A Full Set with Locomotive Engine, Cargo Cars, Tracks and Christmas Spirit

From the gilded features on the engine all the way to the rattling noises of the wheels riding along the rails, this train is genuine and full of christmas cheer. Watch your kids rejoice as the train comes into view – glowing from the christmas lights, sparkling with the ornaments on the tree. Longest track: 50 inches x 70 inches. Watch and even hear the train chug around the tracks, add stockings or small gifts to the back cargo cars and build a track around your presents. With the tracks included you can build an oval for the table during festivities or in a circle around your tree on christmas eve.

Mineral oil (sold separatly) required for smoke. Product comes with a truly signature locomotive engine with cargo cars to trail behind along the tracks. Toggle on real lights and sound, and even add mineral oil.

 

 
Pros
Mineral oil
Longest track
Watch your kids rejoice as
Cons
Requires a special cleanser.
 

 

 

The set includes a working headlight and 3 train cars. Witness the children s shadows as they sit in the passenger cars. Batteries required: three aaa batteries for controller and six c cell batteries required for train (not included). Dimensions: 50″ x 73.2″ oval of ready-to-play track. 24 pieces of curved and 8 straight plastic track pieces; fixed knuckle couplers. Remote control: buttons allow train to go forward and reverse, sound the whistle, ring the bell, and play announcements. This year, showcase the magic of christmas with the iconic polar express train set.

 

 
Pros
Batteries required
Remote control
The set includes a working headlight
Cons
It works well, but the price matches the quality — it is very high.
 

What should be my main choice criteria when buying a toy train set?

If you are buying a toy train set for the fist time in your life and do not really know much about it, you should always look carefully for user reviews from other customers. Learn from the experience of other people and try to find a toy train set according to its material and assembly quality.

 

 
№ 5. 12 Wooden Train Cars + 1 BONUS Crane + 4 BONUS Connectors by Tiny Conductors, Locomotive Tank Engines and Wagons for Toy Train Tracks; Compatible with Thomas Wood Toy Railroad Set (trains)

This means more train cars can be connected together to make longer trains. 4 bonus train track connectors ( 2 value) – never get frustrated building your train tracks again. Bonus crane car with wheels ( 8 value) – the only train set sold on amazon that includes a working crane car for picking up cargo. Guaranteed compatibility with all major train set brands – tested thoroughly and proven to work with thomas and other major brands of wooden toy railroad sets. Meets all USA toy safety requirements – this product complies with all USA toy safety standards and are free of lead, cadmium, and phthalates.

 

 
Pros
Guaranteed compatibility with all major train set brands
Meets all USA toy safety requirements
Bonus crane car with wheels
Cons
Hard to transport.
 

 

 

Price is a limited time offer – and this is 100% satisfaction guarantee. Comes in a beautiful display wooden gift box – stem educational magnet train set will help your child gain strong color recognition and motor skills. Great train sets with strong magnets for kids and great train sets for toddlers. Wooden train cars includes engines, tender, coaches, convertible coach-hopper car, cargo car, magnetic cargo load, tanker car, magnetic tanker load, hopper car, cabooses. Wooden toy train meets the safety requirements astm f96 safety tested – lead free. – great gift for birthday and holidays for boys & girls.

 

 
Pros
Price is a limited time offer
Comes in a beautiful display wooden gift box
Great train sets
Wooden toy train meets
Wooden train cars includes engines
Cons
It stopped working after three months of use.
 

 

 

Promote development – as your little ones slip into engineers’ roles with this train whistle, they develop role play principles that stimulate their creativity and imagination and, thus, promote development. Makes a great gift – this a perfect gift you can give to your little one. Kids will love these wooden whistles for a train themed event. Product specifications – each whistle has smoothly sanded edges, surfaces and an exclusive, rounded mouthpiece. Complete the look – if you are looking for a great accessory for a child’s train set or engineer’s costume, you’ve found it. Train whistle – there are imitators, but none can achieve the great sound of this 4-tone pinewood train whistle, made right here in the usa.

 

 
Pros
Makes a great gift
Product specifications
Train whistle
Promote development
Complete the look
Cons
The design is rather boring.
 

What are the price limits for decent toy train set?

If you want to buy the best toy train set on the market, remember that it does not have to be the most expensive one. Of course, costly models are usually good, but there is always a possibility that you can find an option with better price/quality ratio. If you want to get the most value out of your toy train set, choose wisely and consider all its characteristics, not only the price.

How much money do I need to buy the best toy train set?

The best toy train setare not always the most expensive. However, the bigger the price is — the better the quality of a product. This rule is also applies to toy train set, so if you want to get a good model we recommend you to not be too stingy.

Are there any reasons to buy toy train setwith a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your toy train set, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive toy train setmight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good toy train set is five years.

I am wondering if buying a toy train set online is safe

Buying toy train setonline is absolutely safe! In fact, it might be even safer than buying them in a local store, since you do not need to leave your house. Moreover, if you get a malfunctioning item you can always get a refund or a replacement.

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