3.5 year old

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3.5 year old

  • my son absolutely loves trains.  He has all different types of wooden trains, battery operated trains, and a train that circles our Christmas tree.

    Im thinking about getting him an electric train for Christmas.  I found a layout for sale on Craigslist that’s for a model N.  The layout is 3ft x 5ft.

    My wife is concerned he is too young.  Any thoughts or ideas based off previous experience?


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  • I am pleased that there are youngsters that like trains.  

    For a little guy, maybe a Thomas the Tank train set would suit him better.  Just an opinion.  N scale is so small and the cars and engine will likely derail more often than larger trains due to N having less weight.

    My dad bought me a Lionel set when I was about 5.  I still have it (and much more).  

    The best advise is to have fun.

    I am interested in finding or joining an O gauge community or club in the Metro East area of St. Louis, Mo.