Toy trains are one thing that still remains constant in a changing world. They have the ability to make both children and adults smile, as they are a part of nearly everyone’s childhood. Today, toy trains are mostly made of metal and plastic, whereas generations ago, wood was the standard for building toy trains. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned wooden toy train? While they are not as easy to come by as they were years ago, there’s a company who is dedicated to producing the best quality wooden toy trains available. Brio makes wooden toy trains in a variety of styles, shapes, and sizes. You can find modern toy trains, complete with all the bells and whistles of other toy trains, but still made of wood. You can also find wooden toy trains that are simple and take you back to your days as a child.
An example of the modern wooden toy train made by Brio is the Shinkansen Passenger Train. It is known as the world’s first express toy train system and is 390 mm in length. The system is carefully constructed using hardwood materials and is hand-painted to include minor details. For a more classic look, Brio makes the Light and Sound Timber Train. This train closely resembles the classic toy trains several adults enjoyed as a child. The train is a push-along engine complete with sounds only heard from the actual trains from back in the day. The windows glow as if to represent activity inside the passenger cars. This Brio toy train is sure to take you back to your childhood, or set the curiosity for a child wondering what toy trains were like generations ago.
You can also purchase engines and all the accessories to add power to your wooden toy trains. The 4-wheel rechargeable engine red is a popular choice from Brio to “soup up” your train system. With this engine, it is easy to refuel as you will no longer need to purchase batteries! It looks strikingly realistic, as it boasts front headlights and buttons you can push to manually stop and start your toy train. If you choose, you can purchase an additional backup battery pack to ensure playtime is never interrupted. (And admit it, who wouldn’t want to play with a Brio wooden toy train complete with an engine?)
No Brio toy train is complete without a railroad track. You have a variety of tracks to choose from to best accommodate your train and engine. The Expansion Pack Intermediate is a track set available for around $25. This set includes 16 track pieces and 5 different layout suggestions. It’s easy to change the direction of your train system to include twists and turns, or whatever your imagination creates. You can even choose to purchase bridges, buildings, and tunnels to add a more realistic touch to your Brio system. Kids will have a blast by adding fire and police stations, engine sheds, and adventure tunnels to their set.
You can find Brio toy trains along with hundreds of accessories by visiting the Brio website directly, or shopping around on online auctions to grab deals on their items.