Top 10 Train Sets for Kids 2015

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2015 Best Kids’ Toy and Hobby Train Sets

 
Toy Train SetOne of the most classic toys for kids is trains – with various sets designed for various ages of children, they are some of the most enjoyable long-term toys for kids and teens, and are almost always a bit hit as gifts for Christmas or other special occasions throughout the year.

What’s here: On this page is a “top 10″ list of the best train sets for kids in terms of consumer popularity and overall rankings for the spring and summer months of 2015. This is what I consider to be the “ultimate” list for boys and girls of all age groups, including toddlers.

For shoppers: For each of the train sets for kids listed on this page, one or more shopping resources is picked and recommended for product availability, low pricing and trusted reputation for safe and convenient online shopping. Links to consumer ratings and reviews are also provided, where available.

What’s Here:

1. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset
2. Fisher-Price Thomas The Train TrackMaster Water Tower Starter Set
3. Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set
4. KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table
5. Step2 Deluxe Canyon Road Train & Track Table
6. Power Trains Auto Loader City Train Set
7. KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set
8. Thomas the Train TrackMaster Castle Quest Set
9. KidKraft Metropolis Train Table & Set
10. Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Friends Take-n-Play Skarloey at the Wharf

1. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset


VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset


Ages: 1-5

Right at the top of the “best of” train sets for kids in 2015 is one from VTech – the Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station.

List Price: $49.99 USD
New From: $24.99 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
Growing up a short distance from train tracks, I have always associated train choo-choo sounds with comfort and home. The VTech Train Station makes all of the realistic little sounds that are real BIG in the real world. The tracks are colorful, and each train stop is a learning experience.

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New VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset. Free Shipping.

$31.53
End Date: Sunday Aug-30-2015 3:37:39 PDT
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VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset 80-146700 Boys Girls 1-5 Years

$37.37
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 15:23:34 PDT
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VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels Train Station Playset

$78.68
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 15:09:51 PDT
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2. Fisher-Price Thomas The Train TrackMaster Water Tower Starter Set


Fisher-Price Thomas The Train - TrackMaster Water Tower Starter Set


Ages: 3-6

Another big hit among train sets for kids this year is the Fisher-Price Thomas The Train TrackMaster Water Tower Starter Set.

List Price: $15.99 USD
New From: $12.99 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
Thomas the Train has been around for as long as I can remember. His quirky, silly antics are adorable, and this train set brings that silliness to your home. With this set, youngsters can build a starter track with a water tower pit stop. These sets are expandable and connectable.

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NEW THOMAS & FRIENDS TRACKMASTER WATER TOWER STARTER SET MOTORIZED RAILWAY

$16.99
End Date: Thursday Aug-27-2015 9:58:49 PDT
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TRACKMASTER Thomas WATER TOWER STARTER Train Set Playset Fisher Price

$7.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Aug-2-2015 13:25:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
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THOMAS & FRIENDS TRACKMASTER Water Tower Starter Set 14 PIECES NEW IN BOX

$29.50
End Date: Wednesday Aug-19-2015 5:35:19 PDT
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3. Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set


100-Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set Fits Thomas Brio Chuggington


Ages: 3 and up

In 3rd on the “best of” list for 2015 – Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set.

List Price: $54.99 USD
New From: $42.49 USD In Stock
Used from: $37.10 USD In Stock
One hundred playtime pieces for a train set sounds like a dream come true to me. This solid wood train set is beautifully handcrafted, featuring a triple loop and versatile three-way track that sends trains weaving through a wooden town.

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Wooden Train Set 100 Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Fits Thomas Brio Chuggington

$69.89
End Date: Sunday Aug-30-2015 0:23:06 PDT
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100-Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set Fits Thomas Brio Chuggington

$50.64
End Date: Wednesday Aug-26-2015 4:34:10 PDT
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100-Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set Fits Thomas Brio Chugging...

$57.81
End Date: Wednesday Aug-12-2015 18:16:40 PDT
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4. KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table


KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table


Ages: 3 and up

A returning favorite makes the list at #4 among the top ten train sets for kids this year – KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table.

List Price: $174.99 USD
New From: $147.99 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
I love the Waterfall Mountain Train Set because it is handcrafted from the craftsmen memories of a scenic, beautiful mountain landscape. Only toned down and colorful for kiddos. The table offers a supportive base for playtime, while the entire train set can be built and rebuilt over and over again.

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Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table - 17850 - New!

$175.44
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 12:57:56 PDT
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Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table - 17850 - New!

$175.44
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 12:57:51 PDT
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Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table - 17850 - New!

$175.44
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 12:57:46 PDT
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5. Step2 Deluxe Canyon Road Train & Track Table


Step2 Deluxe Canyon Road Train & Track Table


Ages: 4-7

One from Step2 is also included on 2015’s list of best kids’ train sets – Deluxe Canyon Road Train & Track Table.

List Price: $99.99 USD
New From: $78.99 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
Canyon Road is SO unique! This train set, instead of sitting on a table, sits WITHIN the table. The table itself is molded to resemble a canyon, and the tracks are supposed to be the inset road. A one-piece lid accompanies this set, turning the top into an activity board.

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Step2 Deluxe Canyon Road Train & Track Table Lid Cover Art Craft Coloring Table

$114.99
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 14:59:34 PDT
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Step2 Deluxe Canyon Road Train Track Table

$94.15
End Date: Friday Aug-28-2015 14:50:32 PDT
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Step2 Deluxe Kids Canyon Road Train & Track Table Childs Cover Makes Craft Space

$132.00
End Date: Monday Aug-3-2015 7:25:33 PDT
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6. Power Trains Auto Loader City Train Set


Power City Trains Auto Loader City


Ages: 4 and up

Hitting 6th place on the list – Power Trains Auto Loader City Train Set.

List Price: $39.99 USD
New From: $22.40 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
For hardcore train lovers, this train set can be for both kids and kids at heart (like me). The entire set is motorized and realistic, featuring special connectable pieces that you can collect, connect, and expand upon over the years.

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Electric Train Set Track Power Auto Loader City Teen Gift New Complete Gift Boys

$39.50
End Date: Tuesday Aug-25-2015 22:51:20 PDT
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Train Track Set Auto Loader City Electric Powered Great Gift Kids Teens Boys New

$49.99
End Date: Thursday Aug-20-2015 14:16:43 PDT
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POWER TRAINS AUTO LOADER CITY SET - NEW FACTORY SEALED

$49.99
End Date: Wednesday Aug-19-2015 16:35:26 PDT
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7. KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set


KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set


Ages: 3-7

The KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set also earns its place among the best train sets for kids 2015.

List Price: $133.57 USD
New From: $44.54 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
Another favorite from that aforementioned craftsmen of scenic toy landscapes, the Bucket Top Mountain Train Set is awesome in 56 connectable, expandable pieces. A winding track flows in curves and loops through a little wooden and plastic town, including a waterfall.

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KidKraft 17826 Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

$48.86
End Date: Friday Aug-28-2015 8:55:40 PDT
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KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

$128.03
End Date: Sunday Aug-16-2015 22:37:28 PDT
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KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Kids Wood Train Play Set - New

$44.95
End Date: Thursday Aug-13-2015 17:18:20 PDT
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8. Thomas the Train TrackMaster Castle Quest Set


Thomas the Train: TrackMaster Castle Quest Set


Ages: 3-8

And as usual, Thomas makes some big hits with the kids – and with the Thomas the Train TrackMaster Castle Quest Set.

List Price: $59.99 USD
New From: $49.95 USD In Stock
Used from: $39.44 USD In Stock
One more for Thomas the Train enthusiasts! This train set is based on the Thomas movie, “King of the Railway,” and features similar props, such as a stone castle and twisting, wood-colored railway. For added adventure and a hint of thrilling danger (for Thomas), there are 5 Close Call paths.

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Thomas the Train Quest for the Crown Castle Trackmaster Set - Incomplete—Extras

$1.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Thursday Aug-6-2015 15:58:17 PDT
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Thomas the Train Quest for the Crown Castle Trackmaster Railway Set - Complete

$22.00
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 15:51:26 PDT
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Fisher Price THOMAS THE TRAIN TrackMaster Castle Quest Toy TRAIN SET

$24.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Aug-4-2015 13:10:45 PDT
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9. KidKraft Metropolis Train Table & Set


Metropolis Train Table & Set


Ages: 3-7

And at #9 – KidKraft Metropolis Train Table & Set.

List Price: $239.99 USD
New From: $179.99 USD In Stock
Used from: $147.59 USD In Stock
I have never, ever seen a train rumble through a big city, but I imagine this Metropolis Train Table depicts what that would be like. In either mahogany or honey (colors of the table), the colorful train set weaves under bridges, through little mountains, and across bustling, character populated cities.

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Metropolis Train and Table espresso finish and solid wood frame 100-piece Set

$224.99
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 10:39:25 PDT
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Kidkraft Metropolis Train and Table Set - 17935 - New!

$243.35
End Date: Saturday Aug-29-2015 9:42:23 PDT
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KidKraft Metropolis 100-Piece Wooden Train Table Set w/ Trundle Storage | 17935

$183.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Aug-5-2015 17:02:21 PDT
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10. Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Friends Take-n-Play Skarloey at the Wharf


Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Friends - Take-n-Play Skarloey at the Wharf


Ages: 3-6

The final pick among the top kids’ train sets for 2015 is the Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Friends Take-n-Play Skarloey at the Wharf.

List Price: $29.99 USD
New From: $29.99 USD In Stock
Used from: Out of Stock
Yet again one more, and the last, from my favorites of Thomas the Train, this train sets is smaller for littler hands and first-time train enthusiasts. The trains are magnetic, allowing kids to expand and connect with multiple, colorful cars.

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Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Friends - Take-n-Play Skarloey at the Wharf , New,

$36.94
End Date: Friday Aug-7-2015 19:00:24 PDT
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 05/04/15.

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