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3 Best Value Wooden Train Sets

When purchasing a wooden train set for your own child or as a gift, value is almost always a concern.  There are so many options out there and you want to make sure you are getting the most for your money.  If Rover has an affinity for chewing wood or if little Suzy decides to dismantle it and flush the coal car down the toilet, you can rest easy knowing you didn’t break the bank.

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Here are 3 great wooden train sets for that give you the best value for your dollar!

1. IKEA 20-piece train set, lillabo – This wooden train set is a great starter set and an amazing value.  Reviewers often note the durability and affordability when providing feedback.  While a side by side comparison with some of the pricier brands might tip the scales slightly for the more expensive options in terms of weight/sturdiness of tracks, reviewers tend to note that it is a very slight difference and worth the cost savings.

Vitals:
Price Range – Under $25
Additional Tracks Available – YES 
Accessories Included – NO
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 4 and up
Compatibility – Compatible with most other brands
# of Pieces – 20

2. Orbrium Toys Wooden Train Set Featuring 3 Arches Bridge and 2 Engines Fits Thomas Brio, Figure-8 – Wooden Train Set Reviews loves this product because it comes with 2 trains!  Great for siblings so no one is fighting over who gets the train.  We also like that Orbrium is focused specifically on making wooden trains and accessories, so they know how to do it right! 


Vitals:
Price Range – Under $25
Additional Tracks Available – YES 
Accessories Included – NO
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 3 and up
Compatibility – Compatible with most other brands
# of Pieces – 20

3. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set – If your budget is a little higher, you can own or gift a decked out wooden train set from Melissa & Doug.  If building creative track formats is your thing, you get over 100 track sections including bridges, an engine house and a five way switch.  If the trains/vehicles are the most important thing, there are 2 (freight and passenger) as well as a flat bed truck.  If it’s the whole package you are looking for, this is it with over 30 accessories from magnetized cranes to, workers, road signs and trees.  This a great set for taking your small figure 8 set to the next level or a starter set that really packs a punch. You can’t beat the price for the quality and included pieces.

Vitals:
Price Range – $75-$100
Additional Tracks Available – YES 
Accessories Included – YES (over 30!)
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 3 and up
Compatibility – Compatible with most other brands
# of Pieces – 120

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