Friday, April 13, 2012

Great Starter Train Set for a Teen

Model railroading is a great hobby for teens, especially if you're looking for something you can do together as a father/son project. As with any hobby, though, you don't want to start out too extravagantly in case your teen doesn't get as excited about trains as you do.

The Bachmann Thoroughbred HO scale electric train set is a good starter set. At well under $100 on, it is an inexpensive way to get started with model trains. This set includes the track, a controller, a power pack, an engine, two freight cars, and a red caboose.

If your teen enjoys the set, it could lead to an endless stream of opportunities for the two of you to enjoy your hobby together setting up a train table, adding more track, buildings, roads, and even landscaping. Model railroading is a great way to bond with your teen. Get started today; you'll never regret spending more time with your kids.

2 Great Train Tables for Small Children

If you're looking for a train table for a young child, Kidkraft has a couple of combination train table/train sets that you might like. Both of these tables have a busy layout that will keep your child entertained for many hours.

The Kidkraft Metropolis train table and set is a great choice for little boys. With its winding tracks and small cars and other toys to play with, it's a lot of fun for kids to play with.

This train table has several little vehicles for your child to "drive" over the roads as well as a three-car train. The train has an engine, passenger car, and coal car. There are even some little people who can help act out whatever story your child concocts.

The Kidkraft Metropolis table is a beautiful, dark brown color and has a trundle drawer. The drawer is on wheels so it pulls out smoothly and easily.

Another train table that is sure to make your little one happy is the Kidkraft limited edition waterfall mountain train table. Like the Metropolis table, this table includes a complete train set and accessories for your child to play with.

The train that comes with the waterfall mountain train table has an engine and three cargo cars. The is a red bridge that the train must pass through as well as two tunnels that have a waterfall running over them.

There is a fire station, a hospital, and a police station included in this set, as well as a fire truck, ambulance, police car, airplane, and helicopter. There are also a few characters that your child can use to act out a story. There is even a constructions site with a crane.

This train table is made from a light-colored wood and has two drawers for storage, one on each side of the table.

The Kidcraft waterfall mountain train table and the Metropolis train table are both big enough for three or four kids to enjoy playing at the same time. If you have more than one child, this table would make a great Christmas gift for everyone to share.