We just got this Melissa & Doug Deluxe Wooden Railway Set for our two year old grandson. He loves trains and this was just perfect for his little hands, yet will grow with him. Melissa & Doug toys are always sturdy and well built, this trains set is no exception. This set has one hundred wooden tracks. Some are split, some rounded, and others are straight. They hook together by inserting a round extension into a circle hole. This makes it easy for little hands.
It comes with a couple of different trains, cargo and passenger, in bright primary colors as well as a flatbed truck. There are other accessories such as bridges, trees, and people. All of the pieces are solid wood construction. The best part is they meet or exceed the government regulations for lead, phthalates, and heavy metals in their finishes. Melissa & Doug are sticklers for this. Safety for our kids is important to this company. Which is why we like their stuff.
We have several Melissa & Doug toys at my house and my daughters. All are well made; all are fun and child friendly. This train set is especially nice as it is large, there are different configurations to set up the track, move the accessories around, and use their imagination. This set is played with for hours, not just a few minutes at a time. It also can be used with several other train sets as it is made specifically to fit with other toy train tracks. The trains and cars are magnetic, which fascinates my little guy. You can add other buildings, animals, etc. to build a town or village around the set. It can be set up on a table, to make it easier to reach or set up on the floor for floor play.
This is just an all around good toy. We are impressed and my little man loves it.
We purchased ours at Amazon. We are prime members so we got free shopping. It retails there for $86.00.
Target has a set that can be ordered online, or delivered to a local store. Theirs retails for $103.99 and shipping is also free.
I checked Buy Buy Baby and they have loads of Melissa & Doug toys, but only some smaller train sets, not his huge one.
Online Toys are Us and Walmart both carried the 130 piece train set. Prices were comparable at both places.
My rating for the Melissa & Doug Deluxe Railway Set is five out of five stars.