The Tomy Chuggington Wooden Railway Engines are based on the Disney Channel’s Chuggington TV series for preschoolers. You can get a lot of different engines and carriages that easily connect to each other with a magnetic system. The engines can be used on wooden tracks for a smooth and controlled first train set.
Little kids love train sets and this looks like a lot of fun, especially for kids who watch it on television. Let’s see what else the Chuggington wooden trains can offer your child.
Tomy Chuggington Wooden Railway Engines: Features
• Partly constructed from real wood
• Easily join trains together with magnets
• Several different engine characters available
• Width (but not height) is compatible with other wooden track systems
• Age range: 3-6
Chuggington Wooden Trains Review
The Chuggington train sets are aimed at children who watch Chuggington on TV or like playing with toy trains, or both! Although they are designed for little ones, they are suitable for kids in a wider age range and a lot of children will go on playing with them for years.
The engines have vibrant colours with plenty of attention to detail. They’re durable enough to withstand many hours of toddler playtime. Tomy’s collection of Chuggington trains includes many different characters that can be purchased separately: Wilson, Koko, Brewster, Old Puffer Pete, Action Chugger, Zephie, Hoot and Toot, Hodge, Musical Car, Dunbar, Frostini, Emery, Mtambo, Skylar, Speedy McAllister, Oliver Chatsworth, Piper, Irvina and Calley Harrison. Each engine has its own personality and there are trading cards for them all.
There are a lot of different Chuggington wooden train sets to choose from. Most kids begin with a starter train set and then add to it. Some of the extras that you can get for the Chuggington wooden train sets include turning tables, more wooden track, bridges, stations and complex constructions.
Tomy advertise that their wooden trains are compatible with other wooden train sets and this is true for the width of the engines, they will run on Thomas wooden tracks for example, but the Chuggington trains are much taller and won’t fit in Thomas the Tank Engine bridges or tunnels. So if you have a Thomas train set that could be annoying. It’s better to get the Chuggington train set and have Thomas trains run on that. You should also note that the engines are not made entirely of wood – it’s mainly the track that gives it the name Chuggington Wooden Railway.
In summary, the Chuggington wooden railway engines are very affordable and should last well. They’re big enough for little hands and are likely to be very popular with preschool children. A good start or addition to your child’s first train set.
Published 3 November 2013