Looking for a bit of help to pick a wooden train table set :)

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Found 17th Oct 2010
I want to get my train mad son a train table for xmas as he loves his train and spend age playing with his tracks on the floor. Ive fell in love with the thomas one from elc but £220 is a bit too expensive Im looking to pay round the £100 mark. Also one that will be compatible with the thomas trains. Can anyone help give me a bit of info?

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what about the toys r us one?

toysrus.co.uk/Toy…%29
Edited by: "sassie" 17th Oct 2010

is it brio hun?

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probably cheaper to buy a big coffee table with drawers and get someone to put a high lip around it

sassie

probably cheaper to buy a big coffee table with drawers and get someone … probably cheaper to buy a big coffee table with drawers and get someone to put a high lip around it



yeh i think id be tempted to as you can get the biggest size will fit your room that way?
my dad made one for my bro when we were kids (you couldnt buy then) and he made a hole in the middle to stand in and it was fab!

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sassie

what about the toys r us … what about the toys r us one?http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Cars-and-Trains/Toy-Trains-and-Playsets/City-Train-Table-and-Railway-Set%280034455%29



Ive seen that one but wasnt too sure if it was compatible with the thomas ones (_;)

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plumberman01

yeh i think id be tempted to as you can get the biggest size will fit … yeh i think id be tempted to as you can get the biggest size will fit your room that way?my dad made one for my bro when we were kids (you couldnt buy then) and he made a hole in the middle to stand in and it was fab!



Oh how goods that, bet your bro loved playing with that one!!

rachel.jones88

Oh how goods that, bet your bro loved playing with that one!!



nope but me dad did
Edited by: "plumberman01" 17th Oct 2010

rachel.jones88

Ive seen that one but wasnt too sure if it was compatible with the thomas … Ive seen that one but wasnt too sure if it was compatible with the thomas ones (_;)



I think it is compatable. I don't think it would be cheaper to get a table and add the bits yourself , all the bits cost a fortune.

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plumberman01

nope but me dad did



funny i was just going to say was it as much fun playing on a table as it is on the floor

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You will deprive your son of making his own track designs....which is half the fun.

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ASDA used to do really cheap wooden sets. Dunno if they still do, but worth a look. I know when I was in the market for them, they were being punted out on ebay for 3 or 4 times the price.

That reminds me..... time to punt the kids thomas the tank trains out!

slamdunkin

You will deprive your son of making his own track designs....which is … You will deprive your son of making his own track designs....which is half the fun.



My son never designed the tracks, he made me do it !! Then would distroy it 10 mins after it had taken be half an hour to build. One disign must of been 2m x 3m i have a photo of it somewhere !

yes hun id go for the toys r us one its big though but looks nice. i had this debate when we got one years back. the elc one is alot smaller and compact and looks nice.

we had a plan city one in the end (same company as brio) it was blue and really sturdy you could get it with drawers too although ours didnt have any but they would be handy. very big though x Had a look on ebay but couldnt see it for sale. x

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sassie

what about the toys r us … what about the toys r us one?http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Cars-and-Trains/Toy-Trains-and-Playsets/City-Train-Table-and-Railway-Set%280034455%29

slamdunkin

You will deprive your son of making his own track designs....which is … You will deprive your son of making his own track designs....which is half the fun.

guv

ASDA used to do really cheap wooden sets. Dunno if they still do, but … ASDA used to do really cheap wooden sets. Dunno if they still do, but worth a look. I know when I was in the market for them, they were being punted out on ebay for 3 or 4 times the price.That reminds me..... time to punt the kids thomas the tank trains out!

superskilly

yes hun id go for the toys r us one its big though but looks nice. i had … yes hun id go for the toys r us one its big though but looks nice. i had this debate when we got one years back. the elc one is alot smaller and compact and looks nice.we had a plan city one in the end (same company as brio) it was blue and really sturdy you could get it with drawers too although ours didnt have any but they would be handy. very big though x Had a look on ebay but couldnt see it for sale. x


Yeah i want to get one with everything with it and then add thomas bits too it.



With a trackmaster and a takealong i dont think i'll deorive him that much




I know they've got one atm half price at £40 bt dont know what ots like and if its compatible with thomas



Thanks for the info hun , ive has a look on ebay too but theres not so many on there atm and most are too far to collect

I bought the toys r us one about 5 years ago and it's still going strong. I love it! Well worth the money

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wookiemummy

I bought the toys r us one about 5 years ago and it's still going strong. … I bought the toys r us one about 5 years ago and it's still going strong. I love it! Well worth the money



Wookie - is it compatiable with the thomas wooden trains and track you can buy?

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/search/ref=sr_nr_p_36_2?rh=n%3A468292%2Ck%3Atrain+table%2Cp_36%3A146173031&bbn=468292&sort=price&keywords=train+table&ie=UTF8&qid=1287352258&rnid=389075011http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3498468/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CToys%2Band%2Bgames%7C14417629/c_2/3%7C15701449%7CToy%2Bcars%252C%2Btrains%252C%2Bboats%2Band%2Bplanes%7C14417630/c_3/4%7Ccat_14417630%7CCar%2Btracks%2Band%2Btrain%2Bsets%7C14417631.htm



Thanks will take a look at them now

I don't know but I know it is exactly the same as the tesco one. I think they are all compatible to be honest

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Thankyou

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dont know if you sorted but just spotted this thread hotukdeals.com/dea…761

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sassie

dont know if you sorted but just spotted this … dont know if you sorted but just spotted this threadhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/asda-train-table-now-only-30-instor/792761



Thanks sassie,i saw this in my local today and was undecided whether to get it because was going to get his the one from toysrus but its a bargain for £30 so dont know what to do now

hi there they are selling the complaete table and track in asda for £40 i bought 1 for my daughter it was £80 and it is really good quality
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