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10 Must Have Wooden Train Set Accessories

If your child has a wooden train set there are lots of accessories and add-ons that can be introduced to make the set even more fun and interesting.  Wooden Train Set Reviews has listed 10 different types here with an example in each category.

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1.  Buildings – Add some scenery to your wooden train set in the way of buildings, for a town, city or countryside scape.  Try Melissa & Doug Town Blocks Play Set, which includes everything you need to build your own little town complete with a town hall, police station, pet store and more.

2.  People – If your little conductor wants some people to populate his or her railroad world, try Plan Toys City Series Rescue Crew.  These ecofriendly little guys are quite small, so they are a bit closer to scale than some larger figures from other brands.  They also fit into some of the Plan Toys vehicles (like the fire truck for example).  This brand offers several other sets of people including tradesmen, a family and more to choose from.

3.  Animals – Try sprinkling some fauna around your countryside with one of many Safari Ltd Aimals Toob selections.  Choose from farm animals, horses and more depending on your preference.

4.  Vehicles – This 12 Piece Train and Vehicle Set includes cars, buses, an ambulance, a police car and an additional train.  Vehicles can be used on or off compatible tracks.  While some brands sell single vehicles, this set includes a nice variety for the transportation enthusiast.

5.  Additional Train Cars – Though any child with a train set most likely has a train, the more trains the better!  This Maxim 6 piece Train Car Combo is a great add on to any wooden train set.  One of the things reviewers tend to say about his particular set is that the magnets are quite strong, so the trains tend to stay together well.

 

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6.  Landscaping – What countryside is complete without some trees? Plan Toys Set Of Trees & Lights gives you 8 wooden trees and even some street lights to landscape with.  As with many wooden train set accessories, these can be incorporated into other play as well (blocks, figurines etc.).

7.  Additional Track –  One of the great things about a wooden train set is that it can grow with your child.  When you are ready to expand with some additional track pieces, try the  Wooden Train Track Deluxe Set: 56 Assorted Premium Pieces expander set.  With everything from more straight and curved pieces and risers to ascending tracks, crosses and switches, this set will give you unlimited track building options.

8.  Bridges and Tunnels – Adding bridges and/or tunnels to your set will up the interest level considerably.  There are many great bridge and tunnel add ons available. Maxim Enterprise Over and Under Tunnel gives you the best of both worlds with a tunnel as well as ascending tracks that go over the tunnel.  Reviewers like that the tunnel seems to accommodate even some of the larger trains on the market.


9.  Stations and interactive add-ons – Several brands offer neat station and interactive add-ons.  From haunted mines to logging cranes, one of the more affordable options is the Brio Signal Station. Use the red switch to change track options and signals. This station also comes with a figure.  Very cute!

10.  Accessory Sets – To get a smattering of several accessory types for your wooden train set world, try the Bigjigs Rail Trackside Accessory Set, which contains cut outs of buildings, trees, people and animals as well as some wheeled vehicles.

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