Top 10 Train Sets for Kids 2014-2015

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2014-2015 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 Christmas holiday season of 2014 and into 2015. This is what I consider to be the “ultimate” list for boys and girls of all age groups, including toddlers. Links to reviews are also provided here, where available.

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.

What’s Here:

1. Lionel Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set
2. Lionel Trains Crayola G-Gauge Ready to Run Set
3. Chuggington Wooden Railway All Around Train Set
4. KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set
5. KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table
6. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels – Train Station Playset
7. Power City PowerTrains Starter Set
8. Ginzick Super Fun RC Classic Electric Train Set
9. Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Figure-8 Train Set
10. KidKraft Farm Train Set

1. Lionel Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set

Ages: 8 and up


Lionel Polar Express Train Set – G-Gauge

A repeated theme for 2015-2015 – the 1st among the top 10 train sets for kids is the Lionel Polar Express G-Gauge.

Before Polar Express was a movie – it was (and is) a fantastic book that detailed the journey of a boy onboard a train with Santa Claus. Now, kids who loved both the story and movie, can toot the whistle and set a realistic Polar Express on tracks to wherever their imagination goes.

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LIONEL THE POLAR EXPRESS BATTERY POWERED G-GAUGE TRAIN SET CHRISTMAS 7-11022

$144.95
End Date: Saturday Nov-29-2014 19:09:08 PST
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Lionel Trains The Polar Express G Gauge Ready to Run Set Infrared Control Sound

$209.99
End Date: Monday Dec-22-2014 16:06:27 PST
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Lionel Polar Express G Gauge Train Set - 7-11022 - NIB!!

$142.99
End Date: Saturday Nov-29-2014 15:06:17 PST
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2. Lionel Trains Crayola G-Gauge Ready to Run Set

Ages: 8 and up


Lionel Trains Crayola G-Gauge Freight Set

Making it to #2 – another very worthy addition to the best kids’ train sets this year – Lionel Trains Crayola G-Gauge Ready to Run Set.

This awesome train-set is what some would call classic and tried-and-true because it has an antiquated look and feel – which means durability, reliability, and creative fun for all. The train cars are colored differently, vibrantly to match Crayola tones. The doors open, headlights work, and track fits together perfectly.

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3. Chuggington Wooden Railway All Around Train Set

Ages: 3 and up


Chuggington Wooden Railway All Around Chuggington Set

Hitting 3rd place on the list this year – Chuggington Wooden Railway All Around Train Set.

Inclusive of 5 destinations on the Chuggington track – this wooden railway system boasts a collection of three trains with unique colors and different avenues of departure. The tracks weave through and under bridges and landmarks, and there is over 16-feet of wooden rails to cover. Includes real working clock tower!

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4. KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

Ages: 3-7


KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

One from KidKraft makes it to the list of the best kids’ train sets for 2014 and into 2015 with the Bucket Top Mountain Train Set.

Nicknamed the Top Mountain train set (for good reason) – this railway system is all about destinations and the sights that trains may see on their way to those destinations. The view is scenic and mountainous, as a little cargo train travels up the mountain and through a landscaped, old-timey town.

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KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

$130.82
End Date: Sunday Dec-21-2014 3:52:40 PST
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KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

$45.87
End Date: Saturday Dec-20-2014 22:50:51 PST
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KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set Brand New

$58.99
End Date: Friday Dec-19-2014 15:30:11 PST
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5. KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table

Ages: 3 and up


KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table

Another from KidKraft – here is the Ride Around Train Set and Table.

I am a HUGE fanatic for this train set because it includes a playtime table, which means no mess or clutter on the floor. Parents can rejoice because their bare feet are safe from plastic-induced boo-boos. Yay! For kids though, this train is super-fun with colorful pieces and weaving tracks.

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KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table New Train Sets Railway Trains Play

$161.06
End Date: Saturday Dec-20-2014 19:54:09 PST
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KidKraft Ride Around Wooden Train Set Table Storage Play Deluxe Track 100 piece

$170.70
End Date: Saturday Dec-20-2014 14:58:17 PST
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Ride Around Town 100pc Train Set w/ Table Kid's Wooden Toy Playset 17836 NEW

$156.48
End Date: Saturday Dec-20-2014 14:39:50 PST
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6. VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels – Train Station Playset

Ages: 1-5


VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels – Train Station Playset

And for the little tikes! VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels – Train Station Playset makes its way to #6 among the best train sets 2014-2015.

Decked out in beautiful primary colors – the Smart Wheels Train Set combines learning and pretend-play with sound effects, push-buttons, and sing-along songs. There are 32 interchangeable track pieces that, when pieced together, make 15-feet of vibrant, vivacious track. Kids can be the awesome conductor on their own imaginative train-riding journey!

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VTech Go Go Smart Wheels Train Station Playset Excellent All Parts Works Great

$25.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Nov-29-2014 14:50:20 PST
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VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels - Ultimate Train Station Track Playset Learning Toy

$49.94
End Date: Monday Dec-22-2014 12:31:43 PST
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for VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels - Train Station Playset by VTech

$24.99
End Date: Saturday Nov-29-2014 5:33:40 PST
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7. Power City PowerTrains Starter Set

Ages: 4 and up


Power City Trains Starter Set

Next up – Power City PowerTrains Starter Set.

When you think of trains, most people conjure mental images of old-timey tracks with G-gauge locomotives and coal-powered engines. However, in a modern world, there are contemporary railway systems in bigger cities – and now, kiddos have the opportunity to build and conduct their own city-style trains. Features a working drawbridge!

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8. Ginzick Super Fun RC Classic Electric Train Set

Ages: 3 and up


Ginzick Rc Remote Control Super Fun Classic Electric Train Set with Lights Sounds and Real Smoke

This one looks reeeeally fun – Next up on the list is Ginzick Super Fun RC Classic Electric Train Set.

Most trains are modeled after older, real trains from days gone by – and the Ginzik is no exception. The difference? This awesome, put-together train set is remote-controlled, running on battery-power and the pure imagination of your youngster. The sounds are classic, and the stacks emit puffs of real (not-too-dense) smoke.

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9. Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Figure-8 Train Set

Ages: 3-6


Melissa & Doug Classic Wooden Figure Eight Train Set

Another “repeat theme” among the top kids’ train sets this year is the Melissa and Doug Classic Wooden Figure-8 Train Set – always a favorite.

Melissa & Doug have always had my heart when it comes to wooden toys, and this train set really takes the cake for toddlers. This railway system is a simple figure 8 with a hand-painted coal car and engine on the 2-piece train. The components are perfect for conductor newbies!

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Melissa & Doug Figure 8 Train Set #703 Brand New

$29.99
End Date: Sunday Dec-21-2014 14:00:52 PST
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Melissa and Doug Figure 8 Train Set 703 NEW

$19.95
End Date: Monday Dec-1-2014 1:24:02 PST
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Melissa & Doug, Figure 8 Train Set

$21.99
End Date: Saturday Nov-29-2014 21:17:06 PST
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10. KidKraft Farm Train Set

Ages: 3-7


KidKraft Farm Train Set

And finally, the last of the top 10 train sets for kids 2014-2015 is the KidKraft Farm Train Set.

I grew up on a farm – therefore, they have always been a fascination for me, and this train set brings back the best memories. There are 75 weaving, winding track pieces, and a colorful train that passes through the farmlands of your kiddo’s imagination. Farmers and animals smile their greetings!

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KidKarft Farm Train Set 2014 3+Boys & Girls Kidkraft Wood

$68.99
End Date: Sunday Nov-30-2014 4:35:31 PST
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KidKraft-Farm- 75-Piece-Train-Set Kids Who Love Imaginative Play

$68.30
End Date: Saturday Nov-29-2014 10:04:32 PST
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KidKraft Farm Train Set Colorful Sturdy Cow Barn Water Railroad Tracks Horse Pla

$99.99
End Date: Monday Dec-22-2014 9:28:58 PST
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 10/22/14.

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