Top 10 Train Sets for Kids 2013

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2013 Best Kids Toy Train Sets

 
Toy Train SetOne of the most classic toys for kids is trains – the Top 10 Train Sets for Kids 2013 is a list of the most looked-for and loved trains, tracks and various other “bells and whistles” that can go along with them – just for the little ones.

What’s here: On this page you will find the ten best toy train sets for kids in terms of consumer popularity and overall rankings for the summer and fall seasons 2013.

For shoppers: For each of the top selling children’s train sets listed here, one or more resources is recommended for those who are shopping to provide a convenient way to buy them online from trusted resources – for a low price.

What’s Here:

1. TrackMaster Thomas Rides the Rails Starter Set
2. Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play The Great Quarry Climb
3. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set
4. Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Figure 8 Train Set
5. KidKraft Figure 8 Train Set
6. KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set
7. Melissa & Doug Swivel Bridge Train Set
8. KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table
9. Melissa & Doug Farm Animal Train Set
10. Lionel Polar Express Train Set (G-Gauge)

1. TrackMaster Thomas Rides the Rails Starter Set

For kids 3-6 years of age


Thomas & Friends TrackMaster “Thomas Rides the Rails” Starter Set

First up on the list of the top 10 train sets for kids in 2013 is TrackMaster Thomas Rides the Rails Starter Set.

A starter set to introduce kids to Thomas the Train. Thomas can chug around the track or flip the switch to make him stop at the station platform. This set includes Thomas the Tank Engine motorized engine, a station house and 10 pieces of track. Requires 1 AA battery.

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2. Thomas & Friends Take-n-Play The Great Quarry Climb

For kids 3-7 years of age


Thomas & Friends: Take-n-Play The Great Quarry Climb

At #2 among the best train sets for kids this year is another from the “Thomas and Friends” lineup – Take-n-Play The Great Quarry Climb.

Here is a new adventure setup for Thomas with Owen the Traction Engine who helps pull Thomas up the steep incline. When Thomas rolls over the stone cutter, it will cut a slab of stone. This set folds for convenient storage or to take along. Includes a die-cast Thomas.

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3. Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set

For kids age 3 and up


Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set also makes the list – and is quite a worthy addition.

Here is a complete layout: 100 wooden track sections and supports for elevated portions plus over 30 accessory pieces. It features a six-piece freight train with cargo, four-piece passenger train, a three-piece flatbed truck with cargo and instructions for track patterns.

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4. Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Figure 8 Train Set

For kids 3-6 years of age


Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Figure Eight Train Set

Another from Melissa & Doug makes the list of the best kids’ train sets for 2013 – Classic Wooden Figure 8 Train Set.

A smaller set as a beginner layout or to supplement another layout. This set includes a wooden engine and coal car along with 20 pieces of wooden track and a bridge. Instructions are included to make a simple figure 8 track layout that runs over and under the bridge.

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5. KidKraft Figure 8 Train Set

For kids 3-7 years of age


KidKraft Figure 8 Train Set

Another worthy addition to the list of the top train sets for kids this year – KidKraft Figure 8 Train Set.

An ideal starter set for a youngster who doesn’t have another train set. The 38 pieces include track pieces and instructions to make a figure eight track layout that runs over and under the bridge. There are also townspeople, fire truck, bulldozer, trees and buildings.

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6. KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

For kids 3-7 years of age


KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set comes in next on the list.

This is a nice set because it comes with a bucket to store all the pieces in for easy cleanup and storage. The 56 pieces make a long winding track layout with a molded mountain featuring waterfalls and a lake. Also includes people, trees, buildings, airport and more.

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7. Melissa & Doug Swivel Bridge Train Set

For kids age 3 and up


Melissa & Doug Swivel Bridge Train Set

At #7 among the ten best children’s train sets for 2013 is the Melissa & Doug Swivel Bridge.

A great wooden set that is compatible with other popular wood train systems. Over 45 pieces will build a looping track with elevated portions and supports, covered bridge and a swivel bridge. Kids will have fun pushing the 3 car train around the track and over the bridges.

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8. KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

For kids 3-8 years of age


KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

A bit more of an elaborate (and waaaay fun) pick on the list – KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table.

This table is great way to store, display and play with trains. Table is 48.75 x 34.38 x 16 inches high with landscaped top and is compatible with Thomas and Brio sets. Three bins slide under table for storage. Features people, cars, trains, signs, trees, buildings and more.

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9. Melissa & Doug Farm Animal Train Set

For kids age 3 and up


Animal Train Set

And yet another among the best train sets in 2013 from Melissa & Doug – Animal Train Set.

Eight track pieces make a circular track. A little engine and two animal carrier cars can be pushed around the track. A horse and cow figure fit into the animal carrier cars for even more fun. This set is compatible with most other popular wooden train track sets.

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10. Lionel Polar Express Train Set (G-Gauge)

For kids age 4 and up


Lionel Polar Express Train Set – G-Gauge

The final pick among the top 10 train sets for kids this year – Lionel Polar Express -G-Gauge.

Kids are enchanted by the Polar Express book and movie and they will be excited by this large scale battery operated train set. Designed for easy use by little hands, it is battery operated and runs with a remote controller. Includes 4-car train, track and 3 figures.

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