Track Thomas Tank

Frequently Asked Questions...

Toys for a 2yr old?

My Godson turns 2 in a few weeks. He's fascinated with trains, so I was thinking about getting a Thomas the Tank Engine toy or something. Do they have ones that run on a small track and aren't too loud? Even ones that he could move himself. I'm not real good at this, so any other advice would be appreciated. Money really isn't a big deal, so all ideas are welcome.
Thanks!


Answer:

Check with the Discovery Toy company. They have awesome toys. My sons loved the Bright Builders at that age. They are bright colorful pieces that you build with. Another great thing would be to get him a Wiggles dvd. Kids seem to just love the Wiggles. At that age they really love music and the Wiggles are just silly fun. Fisher Price has a cute animal train set out right now. I keep seeing it advertised on tv and it looks great! Make sure you check the recall list if you decide to go with Thomas. I believe that many of the Thomas the Tank toys have been recalled due to high levels of lead.

%%title%%
Fisher Price Thomas Friends Take n Play Spiral Tower Tracks with DART New
$17.00
quality
%%title%%
Huge Lot of Thomas the Train Wooden Track Engines and More
$18.50
quality
%%title%%
Genuine Thomas The Train Tracks Assorted 92 Pieces
$31.00
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Trackmaster Track 78+ Tan Track Bridges Switch
$42.00
quality
%%title%%
Thomas the Train Friends Track Master Cranky Flynn Save the Day Deluxe Set
$26.00
quality
%%title%%
110 PCs Orbrium Toys Multi Level Wooden Train Track Expansion Pack with
$50.48
quality
%%title%%
Wooden Train Track Set 52 Piece Pack 100 Compatible with All Major Brands in
$29.15
quality
%%title%%
Britt AllcroftThomas Ltd 1998 Wooden Clickety Clack Single Track Stone Tunnel
$8.95
quality
%%title%%
Thomas the Tank Engine Wooden Railroad Set Trains Tracks Bridges
$7.99
quality
%%title%%
11 PC PLAYSKOOL THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE COMPATIBLE TRACK
$8.00
quality
%%title%%
THOMAS THE TRAIN PLASTIC TRAIN TRACKS 29 PIECES
$9.99
quality
%%title%%
Wooden Train Track 100 Piece Pack 100 Compatible with All Major Brands includ
$59.09
quality
%%title%%
Thomas the Train Take a Long Travel Track Maithwaite Used +
$11.65
quality
%%title%%
56 Piece Wooden Train Track Expansion Pack with Tunnel Compatible Thomas Wooden
$33.95
quality
%%title%%
Fisher Price Thomas Friends Track Master Motorized Railway Gordon
$22.99
quality
%%title%%
Fisher Price Thomas Friends Track Master Motorized Railway Salty
$22.99
quality
%%title%%
18 Pcs Unique Wooden Train Track Connector Vehicle Adapter Railroad Set Kids Toy
$11.09
quality
%%title%%
Thomas the Train Adventure Train Track Set
$49.99
quality
%%title%%
18 Piece Wooden Train Track Connectors Adapters by Tiny Conductors 100 Real W
$11.11
quality
%%title%%
Working Thomas The Tank Engine Train Riding Toy w Tracks
$249.00
quality
%%title%%
Chuggington Wooden Railway Easy Track Starter Set Wilson Rides the Rails
$15.98
quality
%%title%%
Railway Race Set Of Thomas The Tank Engine Master Percys And Thomas Track Trains
$73.99
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Wooden Railway Railroad Wood Curved Train Tracks Lot Toy Game Play Set 52
$27.99
quality
%%title%%
Bachmann Trains N Scale Trailblazer Electric Model Locomotive Train Set w Track
$132.99
quality
%%title%%
Wooden Train Track Thomas Compatible New but out of packaging 67 pieces
$19.99
quality
%%title%%
Wooden Train Tracks Set 52 Piece Compatible With All Major Brands Kids Toy NEW
$31.36
quality
%%title%%
Wooden Train Track Set 52 Piece Pack 100 Compatible with All Major Brands inc
$31.17
quality
%%title%%
18 pc Wooden Train Track Pack Set Wood bridge Straight Curved
$15.99
quality
%%title%%
NIB RICHARD SCARRY BANANA CAR WOOD fits train tracks
$89.99
quality
%%title%%
Mattys Toy Stop 60 Piece Wooden Train Track Set with Storage Bag FREE SHIPPING
$31.17
quality
%%title%%
RECYCLE TRAIN Sodor Recycling THOMAS WOODEN Fits ALL WOOD TRAIN TRACK
$8.99
quality
%%title%%
Thomas the Tank Engine Talking Thomas Bridge Crossing Motorized Train w Tracks
$35.99
quality
%%title%%
Take Along Thomas Friends Lot of Tracks Tidmouth Shed Bridge Trains
$2.99
quality
%%title%%
NIB RICHARD SCARRY FIRE ENGINE CAR Fit Wood Train Track
$79.99
quality
%%title%%
Tomy Thomas Big Loader Track Replacement Parts Pieces LOT of 11 GREY
$14.99
quality
%%title%%
Toy train track signs and barrels 12 pcs
$10.39
quality
%%title%%
NEW Kids Toy Play Set Wooden Train Set Track 100pc US
$61.25
quality
%%title%%
thomas the train wooden Track Lot 16 Pieces VARIETY VGUC LBFO LOT T1
$8.99
quality
%%title%%
IKEA Magnetic Wooden Train + Track + Engines + Cars Set Toy Safe Gift For Kids
$19.99
quality
%%title%%
steam locomotive smoke classic train set 20pcs railway track playset with
$45.84
quality
%%title%%
Chuggington Wooden Railway Easy Track Dockyard Delivery
$96.02
quality
%%title%%
Wooden Train Set Learning 52Pcs Toy Melissa Doug Railway Kids Compatible Track
$44.99
quality
%%title%%
Brio CAR CABOOSE Fits ALL WOODEN TRAIN TRACK red wheels black roof
$18.99
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Friends Beginner playset Track Tunnel Wellsworth Station Big Train sound
$8.88
quality
%%title%%
Brio CAR CABOOSE Fits ALL WOODEN TRAIN TRACK black wheels black roof
$18.99
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Wooden Railway Railroad Wood Curved Train Tracks Lot Toy Game Play Set 56
$46.33
quality
%%title%%
Thomas The Train Trackmaster Lot 96 pieces Tracks Risers Cargo cars
$20.50
quality
%%title%%
Victor with tracks battery powered train 4 long Thomas and friends
$20.79
quality
%%title%%
150+ THOMAS TRAIN TIDMOUTH WOOD WOODEN SETSHEDSCRANKYBRIDGESCARSTRACK+BRIO
$222.22
quality
%%title%%
Vintage Wooden Train Track Lot Tracks Accessories For Thomas Brio
$40.05
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Friends Wooden Train Sodor Bay Bridge w Ascending Track
$19.98
quality
%%title%%
Thomas the Tank Engine ERTL Die Cast 2001 Toby Curved Track BNIP
$4.95
quality
%%title%%
Wooden Train Track Lot Set Bridge Pieces Accessories Thomas Wood Tracks Brio NEW
$28.99
quality
%%title%%
THOMAS FRIENDS HUGE WOODEN 73 PIECE TRACK RAILWAY PLAY SET W THOMASROSIELADY
$59.95
quality
%%title%%
Huge lot 126 pieces wooden train track set trains parts Thomas Friends toys
$99.99
quality
%%title%%
4 pc Thomas the Tank Engine Friends 4 Straight Track Road Used
$6.97
quality
%%title%%
Thomas the Tank and Brio Wood Track 1 Pc Curved 4 Ball End
$3.55
quality
%%title%%
Lot Thomas The Tank Wood Train Track Venicles Brio Compatible
$15.95
quality
%%title%%
Classic Steam Train Set 13 Pcs For Kids W Smoke Sounds 3 Cars 11Ft Rail Tracks
$41.90
quality
%%title%%
56 Piece Wooden Train Track Expansion Pack with Tunnel Compatible Thomas Wooden
$28.59
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Train Trackmaster GLOW IN THE DARK TRACK LOT 4 Pcs Split Curve
$8.99
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Friends Trackmaster Track Build Bridge Expansion Pack Blue Supports Lot
$16.99
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Friends Wooden Train Track Accessories pack
$8.00
quality
%%title%%
52pc lot Thomas the Tank Engine Friends Train Set Track Take Play Trackmaster
$80.71
quality
%%title%%
Thomas the Tank Engine Toy Up Down Roller Coaster Toddler Fun Play Track Kids
$127.38
quality
%%title%%
TOMY 58 Pc Thomas The Train Trackmaster Motorized Train Set +Bonus Engines Track
$49.99
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Tank Engine Shake Shake Bridge Replacement Train Track Risers LOT OF 4
$5.99
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Tank Engine Shake Shake Bridge Trackmaster Brown Train Track LOT OF 11
$9.95
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Tank Engine Wooden Railway Train 14 Wacky Bendable Track NICE
$9.95
quality
%%title%%
Thomas Train Take N Play Round SSRC Building Blue Curved Ascending Track Ramp
$29.99
quality
%%title%%
THOMAS THE TRAIN TAKE N PLAY KNAPFORD STATION W FOLD OUT TRACK
$9.99
quality
%%title%%
Authentic Wooden Thomas Train Adjustable Adapter Track
$8.95
quality
%%title%%
Peg Perego Thomas the Train Ride On w 12 Tracks
$100.00
quality
%%title%%
chuggington diecast structure and track lot
$30.00
quality
%%title%%
Wooden Track Car Wash 9 3 4 X 4 1 4
$16.00
quality
%%title%%
56 Piece Wooden Train Track Builders Set Of Wooden Tracks Compatible Brio Thomas
$46.32
quality

Track Thomas Tank

Thomas The Tank Engine Train Track Table Setup #1

Model Trains

When you get into Model Railroading, you quickly learn about model train scales. Every model train that is produced has a scale letter associated with it, such as: HO, O and so forth. The scale let's you know how true to life it is and more importantly, the physical size of the train itself. The scale refers to the size in comparison with the real thing. For example, 1:220 means the real version of the model train is 220 times larger. If you are a newcomer to model trains, the amount of space will be the first factor in determining which scale to go with. For the hardcore model railroader, mixing scales is a great joy when space permits. Let's take a look at some of the model train scales and minimum space requirements.

Z Scale trains are 1:220, which means they are very small. I call these "cute" trains and they are perfect for those with an extremely limited space. As with any scale, you can expand the layout as large as you want to go.

Next up is the N Scale, which is 1:160. N scale trains are semi-popular and are great if you want your focus to be on your layout and not the train itself. They are small as well, so you can fit these trains into minimal space.

HO Scale model trains are 1:87 and the most popular scale of model train with model railroaders. They offer a good level of detail and allow you to fit a nice size track into an average size space. I like HO scale trains because they blend in great with any type scenery and you get a good balance as a result.

The O Scales, my favorite, are 1:48 and very popular as well. Lionel has been making great O scale model trains for many decades. These model trains are larger and require a good amount of space for a proper layout. It is possible to setup a small oval track in about a 5-foot by 5-foot area. Although the track will seem small because of the train's size, it is better than nothing. If your layout is smaller, the O scale train will dominate the view.

There are a couple other scales, such as S and G, but these are the main ones I choose to discuss in this article. Only you can decide which scale is right for you. Some, with limited space, prefer the O scale model trains, even though they dominate the layout, because of their detail and size. O scale trains are "meatier" and are really great for pacifying the children.

All trains have a variance in quality so one scale is not necessarily more expensive than another. Although, I have found O scale model life to be a little bit pricier. You really can't go wrong with model railroading. It is highly rewarding and wholesome. In the end, you might find yourself collecting model trains across the entire scale spectrum. Get out there and ride the rails!

Have a look at these Model Train Videos & Tips

About the Author

Here are a list of other products on Model Train Club of WS Lumber Company, come check these out:

wordpress plugins and themes automotive,business,crime,health,life,politics,science,technology,travel