Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set

March 29, 2014 - Comment

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway SetWith nearly 100 wooden track sections and supports, and over 30 accessories, including a fright train, passenger train, and suspension bridge, the Melissa & Doug Wooden Railway Set is ideal for the young train engineer. Designed for children ages three and older, the set includes easy-to-follow instructions for four

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Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway SetWith nearly 100 wooden track sections and supports, and over 30 accessories, including a fright train, passenger train, and suspension bridge, the Melissa & Doug Wooden Railway Set is ideal for the young train engineer. Designed for children ages three and older, the set includes easy-to-follow instructions for four different track configurations, giving children hours of playtime as they build the perfect layout.

Wooden Railway Set Ages: 3+

Requires: Adult assembly What We Think
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The Good: Durable, all-wooden construction will provide years of train-engineering fun.

The Challenging: Younger children will need help building out the set.

In a Nutshell: A well-constructed, old-fashioned train set for endless hours of immersive play.

Use the flatbed truck to transfer cargo to and from the train. View larger.

Kids will love to play conductor of the passenger train. View larger.

Six-piece freight train with cargo provides hours of loading and unloading fun.
View larger. Durable Solid-Wood Construction for Years of Use
With the exception of the durable plastic uprights on the suspension bridge, the plastic wheels and steel rivets on the trains and truck, and the small, steel screws that hold many of the accessories together, the Wooden Railway Set is made entirely of solid wood that will last. Every track piece and accessory is sanded to a smooth finish, and when screws are used, they are set below the surface of the wood, providing a smooth surface for little hands.

The track pieces snap snugly and easily into one another with no excessive force or tools required. With over 100 track pieces and bridge supports to work with, the biggest challenge for your child will be to keep all the pieces organized during their building process.

One piece of advice for parents: add the Melissa & Doug Multi-Activity Table, so your child can easily build out the set and you can keep the pieces contained.

Freight Train, Passenger Train and Flatbed Truck
The Wooden Railway Set includes a six-piece freight train with cargo, a four-piece passenger train, and a three-piece flatbed truck with cargo. The trains and the truck each feature durable plastic wheels held to the bodies with smooth, steel rivets.

The flatbed truck allows your child to replicate the real-world transfer of cargo from the train to the truck, and then on to the neighborhood stores for the final delivery. The set also includes train engineers who can help direct traffic as the trains come in and out of the station.

Several Accessories for Added Fun
To load cargo on and off the trains, the set includes two magnetized crane assemblies — a tower frame and an A-frame — that each feature a lever for raising and lowering the cargo. It also includes a suspension bridge, trestle bridge, a five-way switch, and a roundhouse engine shed where the engines can park when not in use. Several trees and road signs are also included.

Old-Fashioned, Energy-Free Fun
With no electrical parts, flashing lights, or battery-operated motors, the Wooden Railway Set is designed to offer your child imaginative playtime. The tracks and trains are designed to be compatible with most popular wooden tracks, so you may be able mix and match with pieces of other sets you may already have.

With the included easy-to-follow visual instructions, the set can be built out in numerous ways, giving children hours of immersive play time as they build the perfect configuration.

What’s in the Box
Six-piece freight train; four-piece passenger train; three-piece flatbed truck; over 100 solid-wood track pieces; engine shed; five-way switch; suspension bridge; trestle bridge; A-frame and tower-frame crane assemblies; railroad workers; traffic signs; trees; and visual instructions for layout options.

About Melissa & Doug
Started in the garage at Doug’s parents’ house in 1988, Melissa & Doug has grown to become one of the most popular toy makers in the world. Their toys have garnered dozens of parenting and “best toy” awards over the years, and have been featured widely in national print media and on television.

One of the company’s points of pride is that their toys are thoroughly tested for safety, and meet all US consumer product safety regulations. The toys are tested at the factory of origin during various phases of the production process to assure that every toy meets the company’s stringent safety requirements every step along the way. In particular, the paints and coatings on Melissa & Doug toys are tested frequently to be sure they meet, or exceed, government recommendations limiting heavy metals and lead in children’s items.

Since day one, Melissa & Doug has been in compliance with every US consumer product safety regulation and will continue to stay compliant as the laws continue to evolve, assuring parents that their children can have a safe childhood while playing with Melissa & Doug toys.


Product Features

  • 100 wooden track sections and supports, and over 30 accessories
  • Wooden Railway Set includes a six-piece freight train with cargo, a four-piece passenger train, and a three-piece flatbed truck with cargo
  • Includes easy-to-follow instructions for four different track configurations
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Comments

RedNeckMom says:

Worth the $$, Excellent Quality — our 2 year old LOVES IT! This train set is absolutely awesome — right out of the box. You can tell it has quality craftsmanship and from the start is a way better deal than the overpriced Thomas Train sets and track. My husband is a hobby woodworker and the first thing he said was “wow, this is much better quality than I was expecting for the price!”I could not find another set with as many “goodies” as this one has (bridges, supports, roundhouse, two trains, etc), all in one box and WITHOUT a bunch of “extras” that a young child won’t play with. Most of the high piece count sets I saw online were 50% people, trees and signs — but this one is mostly all track, bridges and usable accessories! It comes with 2 trains and a little semi with a 5th wheel trailer that runs on the track as well — very cute!The layout plans they send you (4 in the box) are super helpful to combine designs with a little time and effort or use their designs. We spent about $20 at Menards and bought a 4×4…

The Handy Lady says:

Great value! 0

Tony S says:

Not quite what I expected After reading other reviews for this product, I had high expectations for the quality of this train set. While it is acceptable for the price paid, it is not up to par with the Thomas train sets. My son already had a Thomas starter set and a few of the Thomas trains and the quality difference between the two sets is obvious.–> Wheels are wobbly on all of the trains and do not stay on the track well. This is not an issue with the Thomas trains.–> Paint is not particularly durable. These trains show more wear after a week of use than the Thomas trains do being several months older.–> Detail is lacking, there is no comparison to the Thomas pieces. Roundhouse, crane, and other structures are very plain, no texture to the tracks and straight track pieces are flat on the underside whereas the Thomas track reverses to be road.–> Crane/cargo lift doesn’t lower with the crank, you have to grab the string and pull it out. It is also…

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