“When I was a kid, I went to the store and asked the guy, Do you have any toy train schedules?â€ ~ Comedian Stephen Wright
The best toy my boy has ever gotten was a Thomas the Train set. He can spend hours playing by himself, singing the Thomas theme song, and trying to crash his trains to see which one ‘wins’ by not falling off the tracks.
I have really enjoyed trying to make more and more complex track designs, and since the tracks get put away or torn down every few days, I get lots of chances to improve. Purchasing a pack of “Y” tracks a few weeks back really made for a lot more options, but I keep wanting more! Higher bridges, more interchanges! It’s way fun.
I was never into trains as a kid, primarily because it was very complicated, and technical. It involved wiring, transformers, and building mountains and stuff. Way too much for a bookish kid. But these? No problem – just batteries and snap together tracks. Endless fun.