The 10 Best Wooden Train Sets

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Few toys evoke a sense of nostalgia quite like a wooden train set. In addition to providing hours of fun, building a track for their toy locomotives can help little ones develop fine motor skills while promoting creativity and imagination. Our list includes options with a variety of themes that are sure to delight kids of all ages, and some even come with convenient containers for storage. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best wooden train set on Amazon.

10. Thomas & Friends Race Day Relay

9. Brio Beginner

8. KidKraft 61-piece

7. Kidzzy Toys Magnetic

6. On Track USA Figure 8

5. Bigjigs Rail Fairy Town

4. Pidoko Kids Pirate

3. ToysOpoly Deluxe

2. Conductor Carl Starter

1. Melissa & Doug Railway

Editor's Notes

November 12, 2018:

Chose the Melissa & Doug Railway due to its high-quality construction and large number of track sections, which allows for a variety of configurations. Included the Pidoko Kids Pirate and Bigjigs Rail Fairy Town for their fun themes and accessories, and the Brio Beginner as an option for younger ages.


Gabrielle Taylor
Last updated on November 13, 2018 by Gabrielle Taylor

Originally from a tiny town in Virginia, Gabrielle moved to Los Angeles for a marketing internship at a well-known Hollywood public relations firm and was shocked to find that she loves the West Coast. She spent two years as a writer and editor for a large DIY/tutorial startup, where she wrote extensively about technology, security, lifestyle, and home improvement. A self-professed skincare nerd, she’s well-versed in numerous ingredients and methods, including both Western and Asian products. She is an avid home cook who has whiled away thousands of hours cooking and obsessively researching all things related to food and food science. Her time in the kitchen has also had the curious side effect of making her an expert at fending off attempted food thievery by her lazy boxer dog.


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