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Chugga Chugga Choo Choo

Posted on | August 11, 2008 | 3 Comments

On Saturday myself and Fionn took ourselves off from the mayhem and into town for a couple of hours to pick up a few last minute items needed before we head on holidays this weekend.  He was in great form, we had our cafe stop which he relished, but as the time passed he got tired so we decided to head to Formative Fun in Maylor Street as I thought I’d get him a new jigsaw.

However, once inside the door of the toyshop he immediately spotted the assembled train set and could not be drawn away from it for love or money. In the end it was only my buying him a train set of his own that worked.

He hugged the box the whole way home and couldn’t wait to assemble it to show his siblings and daddy.

It’s fabulous. Really simple parts that are easy for him to put together. He can arrange and re-arrange the wooden track in many different ways, its very versatile. The ramp and soft tunnel stragetically placed at intervals.  The small train is battery run but is powerful enough to pull the three carriages and also the additional Thomas the tank engine ones that were re-discovered in our playroom and added to the fun.

He really loves it. Its robust: the tracks are manufactured from wood as is most of the train and carriage. I especially like the fact that track pieces, tunnels, bridges, cranes and more accessories can be purchased separately so that the whole ensemble can grow with him and become more intricate as he becomes more accustomed to it.

Happy days.

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3 Responses to “Chugga Chugga Choo Choo”

  1. Deborah
    August 12th, 2008 @ 11:29 am

    Every kid needs a Brio train according to the in-laws! Ella got her first when she was 2 months old! They are brilliant though, they love them. Haven’t seen battery powered train, will have to check it out!

  2. YummyMummy
    August 13th, 2008 @ 8:08 pm

    Mmmmmm..just thinking I might know of a small man who could put this on his Xmas list ;)

  3. Manic Mammy
    August 13th, 2008 @ 10:45 pm

    Yep Deborah,
    Fionn assembles the track, sets the train on it and then hits the button and loves watching it travel around. I hadn’t seen these trains before. He’s already bargaining for extra bridges and tunnels.

    Would be perfect for your wee man YummyMummy.

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