“ Brand: Bigjigs Toys / Type: Train Set „
This set includes everything a little boy, or girl for that matter, needs to set up their first train set and track. The BigJig figure of eight train set is a wooden railway track that comes with lots of accessories in order to make playing with the track fun.
The best part about this toy in my opinion is that it is wooden and really well made. No doubt, you will have seen this kind of train track before. The pieces are made of a light coloured wood and slot together on either end almost like puzzle pieces with one end having a hole in it and the other having a little hook/nob to fix it to the other side of the track. This means it's very easy for small hands to put together and make and create lots of different types of tracks. My son loves nothing more than to put these pieces together and then zoom his train about although he usually ends up putting them in a straight line rather than a figure of 8 so I sometimes have to help him with that. The great thing about these track piece is that they are compatible with other wooden train track sets so you can really build a track that goes all the way around your house for miles and miles!
The track has two running grooves down the length of it for the trains and other vehicles to travel along and I find that these vehicles stay on the tracks well and zoom along themselves quite well, especially when the train has gone over the bridge and down the other side.
This is a really good starter set in my opinion for someone who is just starting to collect a wooden train set as it comes with quite a few accessories to really make it a nice complete track. Obviously I think the track looks quite nice but then there are also people, houses, trees, cars and a train and a carriage that come with this set. The items are all wooden but beautifully painted and so it looks really nice and is well made and of good quality.
The track pieces included are as follows:
12 curved pieces
2 straight pieces
2 bridge pieces
All in all a great train track.