Top 10 Train Sets for Kids 2016

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2016 Best Kids’ Toy and Hobby Train Sets

 
Little boy playing with his 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 ranking for the spring and summer of 2016. This is what could be considered 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. KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table
2. LEGO DUPLO My First Train Set (10507)
3. KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set
4. Lionel Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set
5. KidKraft Figure 8 Train Set
6. Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Station Starter Set
7. Fisher-Price Thomas The Train Take n’ Play Roaring Dino Run
8. Orbrium Toys 100 Piece Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set
9. Imaginarium Mountain Rock Train Table
10. Thomas Wooden Railway Grow With Me Play Table

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1. KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

Ages: 3 and up

The first pick on the list of the top 10 train sets for kids 2016 is the KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table.

Waterfall Mountain is a beautiful, scenic landscape with a swirly railroad curving through it. Yep, this is an awesome train set-up for kids with a love of locomotives. There are 3 red bins that slide under the table for storage.

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KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

$206.99
End Date: Tuesday Jul-26-2016 10:52:16 PDT
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NEW Waterfall Mountain Toy Train Set and Table FREE SHIPPING

$231.40
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KidKraft Waterfall Mountain Train Set and Table

$149.00
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2. LEGO DUPLO My First Train Set (10507)

Ages: 2 – 5

One for the very little ones! LEGO DUPLO My First Train Set is second of the ten best train sets for kids this year.

Call me a bit zany, but I could spend hours watching my niece play with this train set. She thinks it is so funny when the little train goes across the tracks, and the colors are vibrant to engage toddler imagination.

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LEGO Duplo 10507 My First Train Set

$55.00
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NEW Lego Duplo 10507 - My first Train Set

$45.99
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LEGO Duplo 10507 My First Train Set Building Toy Figure Set New In Box

$89.99
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Price: $34.95
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3. KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set

Ages: 3 and up

KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set comes in next at #3 on this list/

This lengthy, winding railroad track flows over molded mountains, past a few waterfalls, and alongside a sparkling lake. There are 61 buildable track sections, each snapping together easily to hold the weight of a miniature train. Complete with a caboose.

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Kidkraft 17826 Kids Wooden Bucket Mountain Top Train Track Set NEW

$49.95
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61 Piece KidKraft Bucket Top Mountain Train Set - Wood!

$24.95
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NEW Kids Bucket Top Mountain Train Play Set Toy FREE SHIPPING

$47.77
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4. Lionel Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set

Ages: 5 and up

Always a favorite – the Lionel Polar Express G-Gauge Train Set is a returning favorite among kids’ train sets in 2016.

The Polar Express is a storybook favorite of mine, and this train mimics the Steam Locomotive in the Christmas tale. There are 3 characters included: the Conductor, the Boy, and the Hobo. Track accessories include 12 curved and 4 straight.

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Lionel 7-11022 G Gauge Polar Express Train Set

$125.99
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NEW Lionel POLAR EXPRESS Train Set G Gauge (Retail $170) OPEN BOX Tested 7-11022

$60.00
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Price: $24.99
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5. KidKraft Figure 8 Train Set

Ages: 3 – 8

Another from KidKraft arrives 5th among the best kids’ train sets in 2016 with the Figure 8 Train Set.

Adorable in the symbol of infinity…or maybe it is just a figure 8, this little train set totals 38 snap-together track sections. On the train trip, passengers and the conductor (your kiddo) will see waving townspeople and lots of landscapes.

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Figure-8 Train Set from Brookstone

$26.99
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KIDS FIGURE 8 TRAIN SET PLASTIC AND WOOD PLAY TOY FOR CHILDREN KIDKRAFT 17822

$24.99
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KidKraft Figure 8 Train Set New

$32.87
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6. Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Station Starter Set

Ages: 3 – 4

Next — Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Station Starter Set.

I am all for this train set because I love Thomas the Train. One of the cutest trains ever, Thomas is all about friendship, helping others, having confidence, and using imaginations. He is a great role model for kiddos, and this train set-up puts him at the heart of action.

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Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Station Starter Set

$18.70
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Fisher-price Thomas & Friends Trackmaster Station Starter Set

$15.99
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New Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends TrackMaster Station Starter Set Model:23525100

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7. Fisher-Price Thomas The Train Take n’ Play Roaring Dino Run

Ages: 3 – 7

Another favorite for “Thomas” fans! Fisher-Price Thomas The Train Take n’ Play Roaring Dino Run is also a great pick among train sets for kids this year.

Another cute set-up featuring Thomas the Train. Dino Run is an actual scene from the Thomas the Train movies, Tale of the Brave. Thomas is on an adventure, exploring the mountaintops where dinosaur fossils ROAR to life. Lots-a fun stuff!

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New - THOMAS & Friends ROARING DINO RUN TAKE-N-PLAY Portable Train Set DINOSAUR

$28.95
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Fisher-Price Thomas The Train Take n' Play Tale of The Brave Roaring Dino Run

$37.69
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New - Thomas & Friends Roaring Dino Run Engine Train - Take N Play- Fisher Price

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Price: $39.99
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8. Orbrium Toys 100 Piece Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set

Ages: 3 and up

Also maklng its place among the top train sets for kids in 2016 – Orbrium Toys 100 Piece Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set.

Crafted from solid, strong wood, this 100-piece train set features a fun track that can be built and rebuilt over and over again. There are town buildings, little pedestrian characters, and landscapes galore. I love how colorful this set is.

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

$53.60
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100-Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set Fits Thomas Brio Chuggington

$88.81
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100-Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set Fits Thomas Brio Chuggington

$49.78
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Price: $158.71
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9. Imaginarium Mountain Rock Train Table

Ages: 3 – 5

And at 9th in line for this year – Imaginarium Mountain Rock Train Table.

Absolute favorite on the list for me, the Mountain Rock Train Table puts the expansive track on a pedestal…literally. The table is massive, holding a lengthy track that curves and winds through cities and valleys atop a beautiful, water-dotted mountain.

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Imaginarium 100 Piece Mountain Rock Train Table

$149.99
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New Imaginarium 100 Piece Mountain Rock Train Table Model:16388162

$169.98
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New Imaginarium 100 + Piece Mountain Rock Train Table

$210.99
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Price: $289.98
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10. Thomas Wooden Railway Grow With Me Play Table

Ages: 2 – 5

This year’s final item on the list of the top ten kids’ train sets is yet another “Thomas” favorite – Thomas Wooden Railway Grow With Me Play Table.

This train set is expansive, with a bunch of ways for kids to rebuild several times. Good news, dad! It takes less than 20 minutes to assemble with instructions and a screwdriver.

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Thomas Wooden Railway Grow With Me Play Table

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Thomas Wooden Railway Grow With Me Play Table

$199.99
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New Thomas Wooden Railway Grow With Me Play Table Model:15216817

$219.98
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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 04/06/16.

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