Posting ID : B1008519279
Date Posted : 2012-04-30
Group : Toys Games By Owner
This Thomas Roundhouse Wood Set alone sells online for $500. A basic play table sells for $280 with the Island of Sodor wooden insert, plus extras.
The premier Thomas set includes multiple vehicles, track, accessories, and the popular Roundhouse Shed. This set is not the cheap plastic components you see, but the deluxe set with Wooden Roundhouse, Turntable, Two bridges, Water Tower, Covered Bridge and much more!
One concern I always had with buying a large set with endless peices is that it seems to be built perfectly on the first day, but soon destroyed, lost and never to be seen again. Instead, all parts tend to tossed into large bins, potentially in a box and almost always lost peices are found years later. Additionally, with the repeated crashing of peices in storage are easily damaged. One great advantage of this set is that the train track was pre-built, and secured to the insert as so they cannot be removed, lost, etc. It is extremely strong and very safe. I came up with this idea form seeing one in Barnes and Noble done in the same manner. It is ingenious and ensures that the peices will never be lost, or thrown in the corner of a closet, box, etc. It also protects them form damage that would otherwise be seen by misuse. The kids can play with it any time. Keep in mind that these are secured to the table insert. This means the entire insert, including all tracks, bridges, etc. are easily removable just by lifting up on the insert. In seconds, the train track is removed and placed aside exposing a secondary play surface for other projects.
I looked for decent train/toy tables as I wanted something sturdy, durable and that would match the quality room that was built for my boy. I found nothing but the basic cheap, weak and unstable tables made form thin particle board that would likely last just one sleepover party. This table is extremely strong and built to resemble a train car. Though it was finished with a spray gun in white for a fine finish, it can be painted any color. It comes with 2 green nobs as to match my child's room, or 2 white nobs that can be painted any color using spray paint. The table has a huge heavy duty drawer to store all the train parts and more without fear of loss. It is made form extremely strong Baltic Birch used in high end custom furniture with a strong high end ball bearing drawer slides that are rated over 100 lbs. You will not find a better table out there. As indicated earlier, the Island of Sodor insert with attached track is removable and easily stored elsewhere as so the table can be used for other activities such as coloring, building Legos, etc. This is not just a train table, but activity table as well that is sturdy enough and adult can stand on it. . .
There are also extra peices of track just in case you want to build it on the go. Everything pictured is what you get! This is a NICE SET!!!