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4 Best Starter Wooden Train Sets

When selecting a wooden train set to start out with, it is important to find a set that has the basics:  enough track to configure in a few different ways, a train and maybe a few fun extras like a bridge, some buildings etc..  It is also important to be sure your set is compatible with other brands, which most are.  Below you will find our top 4 suggestions for starter sets.

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1.  Plan Toys City Road and Rail Railway 8 Piece Figure Set – Try this great starter wooden train set that features a two-sided track for both single rail train travel as well as roadway travel for other vehicles.   This set also uses the environmentally conscious PlanToys PlanWood, made from leftover sawdust and woodchips from the manufacturers toy production, so it isn’t your typical wood track.

Vitals:
Price Range – $25-$50
Additional Tracks Available – Yes
Accessories Included – Yes
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 3 years and up
Compatibility – Compatible with most other brands
# of Pieces – 29

2. Kids Destiny Deluxe 80 Pc. Wooden Train Set – If you are looking for a bit larger wooden train set to start with, try this 80 piece set that will grow with the child.  This set includes one train as well as various vehicles, buildings, people and signs making for a very complete set.  Reviewers note that the tracks are easy to put together for little hands.

Vitals:
Price Range – $50-$75
Additional Tracks Available – Yes
Accessories Included – Yes
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 12 months and up
Compatibility – Compatible with most other brands
# of Pieces – 80

3.  Brio Classic Figure 8 Set – Many wooden train sets have a 3 and up suggested age.  Here is one for your younger engineers that has a manufacturers recommended age of 2 and up.  Combine that with Brio’s classic design, add a bridge, a station, some trees for scenery, and a high quality train and you have an awesome starter set.

Vitals:
Price Range – $25-$50
Additional Tracks Available – Yes
Accessories Included – Yes (a station and trees)
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 2 and up
Compatibility – Compatible with most other brands
# of Pieces – 22

4. Thomas Wooden Railway – Coal Hopper Figure 8 Set – If you have a Thomas fan on your hands, this wooden train set is sure to delight.  This set has a fun feature where you can press down on the coal hopper to load Thomas up with coal.  Thomas is included as well as a bridge to make for a nice base set for new Thomas collectors.

Vitals:
Price Range – $25-$50
Additional Tracks Available – Yes
Accessories Included – Yes (coal/coal hopper)
Manufacturers Recommended Age – 3 and up
Compatibility – Compatible with most other brands
# of Pieces – 

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