Thomas the Tank Engine Model Trains

You have a diminuative Thomas lover in your family and you want to get him or her a toy they’ll really like?  But you don’t just want to buy him yet another little wooden locomotive that he pushes around.  He’s got those cool Thomas books and he can uncannily imitate George Carlin and Alec Baldwin on the DVDs?  A Thomas the locomotive coloring book just seems too cheap?  You want something a little more enjoyable for the little guy?  Okay well I have the solution for you.  Bachmann has just the set for your favorite little Thomas worshipper.

What’s so great about Bachmann’s Thomas the Tank Engine beginner set?

Four words: Thomas the Tank Engine! 

If the kid is into Thomas the Tank Engine already he’ll just go bonkers over this beginner set.  Most sets include not solely Thomas but Claribel as well.  Kids really like to follow along as Thomas actually takes off by himself, no more pretending to contro him manually.  Bachmann really gets it correct, even including the moving eyes that mimic what the little ones are used to on the shows.

Then, of course, it’s also Bachmann! 

Bachmann is one of the most popular brands for amateurs just starting in on the model train hobby.  You get everything you need to get setup within minutes all bundled in one reasonably priced package.  It includes the trains and digital controllers so you can operate them easily.  The beginner sets also give you enough track to get you started right out of the box and enough choices so that you can get exactly what you want.  This is perfect for someone just getting started. The whole thing can be up in running within an hour of having it out of the box.

Is Bachmann a good brand?

Bachmann is really the industry leader when it comes to HO scale beginner kits.  Bachmann made their name in the model train world by creating less expensive, smaller and simpler to use alternatives to the Lionel O scale locomotives in the 1950’s and they have been at the top of the model locomotiveing world ever since.

This is good family gift.  As a pastime model locomotive building and operating will be sure to create a great bonding experience between the little guy and his dad.  The hobby of model locomotive building can be a real window into history and locomotives.  Few hobbies do more to develop a kid’s math skills, sense of history and creativity all at the same time.  Model locomotive making and operating is a cool hobby in general for developing the mind.  It can really create some valuable family experiences.  Because it requires that the parent aid the child to set up and operate the track the two can work together which will create great memories as well.  Put succinctly, Thomas train just rocks as a model locomotive gift!  

Here is more information on Bachmann Model Trains. Here is a website with a free mini-course dedicated to Model Trains.