How to Choose The Best Christmas Train Sets

The Christmas train set running under the tree was heartwarming memories of many of us. It is a custom in many households to use train sets in their Christmas decorations. The holidays truly began when Christmas tree lights were on and the Christmas train set was taken out of the box.

If you hope to have the train set for years and pass on to your children, you will need a quality one.  It’s more expensive than common toy train which will fall apart easily, but you will not regret making the investment providing years of delight and joy.

One of the most important factors to choose the Christmas tree train set is the age of the child. Sturdy train set with simple operation is best for younger children, while highly detailed and expensive Christmas train sets are better for older children.

Train set scale is another thing you should consider when you’re buying Christmas train sets. Model trains come in various scale sizes. Scale is the ratio of the train size relative to the real thing, and gauge tells you the distance between the rails on the train track. HO scale (1:87), the N scale (1:160) and the G scale (1:22.5). Beginners just starting out usually start with the HO scale train sets.

An O scale train set is one of the largest sizes. O Scale trains are considered collectible, and therefore have the potential to appreciate in value. It’s spectacular to run the Lionel O scale train set under the tree but it needs large space for layout.

HO scale train sets are more popular and is the most economical way to go.  HO is 1:87 scale and there are a huge number of products available for this size. HO train sets are easier to deal with. N scale is another popular size. It’s 1:160. If you could only spare 8ft x 4ft, than check out N gauge train which is smallest for young children.

A good train set is easy to assemble and contains everything you need. They are safe and easy to use, helping your child improve his imagination and motor skills. When holiday is coming, Christmas train sets are the perfect Christmas gifts that appeal to your children. The steam locomotive headlight and inner compartments of the cars really light up, spreading Christmas cheer as it rolls.

Train set accessories is a good option to compliment your Christmas scene. You can add a personal touch and a bit of character to your layout, such as Christmas village, miniature people, and bridge accessory.

The Advantages of HO Scale Trains

O gauge trains can run outdoors through the garden, back yard, or park. Others may have plenty of indoor space that can handle a major train layout. HO scale trains can be placed in the basement for an ongoing project the entire family will enjoy.

As the world’s most popular sized model railway, HO scale train is the perfect scale for indoor use. It is half the size of the larger O scale (HO stands for “half of O”). The HO scale is 1:87. It uses the 16.5mm track gauge or also known as the standard size gauge.

HO scale train are large enough for children to play with it yet not too small to be easily broken. They provide the right balance between the detail of larger scales and the lower space requirements of smaller scales. They are not only fascinated by children but also teenagers and adults.

HO scale train set have advantages of space, price and creative use. They are easy to setup, assemble and operate with their track system and controllers. Since the HO scale is smaller than other scales, it leaves space for a lot of details for artistic sceneries, landscape, and extremely intricate tracks. They can be good gift for a son, daughter, or grandchild without risk of small parts or tiny components being damaged.

Manufacturers from all over the world made an array of scale trains sets, locomotives, accessories and rolling. If you want to have a train with hills or a small town and other details you can enjoy, the HO scale train sets are for you.

For example, the “Star Wars Express” train set features scenes of exciting movie moments and favorite Star Wars characters like Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and more.

So this kind of HO train set has a very interesting history. That’s why a lot of hobbyists like to collect them. Adding this train is an excellent way to combine history with a model railroading hobby.

Gift Ideas for Children

It may not always be the car or the doll. Kids gifts can be very versatile – just like the little ones. At best, you are promoting the interest of the little ones, because not everyone likes to play with dolls, but perhaps more interested in Christmas tree train set or for the painting and crafts.

Creative games and crafts

For children who like to paint for hours, crafting and cut out the first thought is maybe a coloring book or a craft kit. Not a bad idea, but there are even more possibilities. The good thing is, in any case, that such handicrafts train fine motor skills and concentration.

But also so many small Fidgety Philip can be so calm down piece by piece. Knitting, sewing and felting can also reach of children and specifically tailored to children provide instructions for initial success. Which are particularly important because we as adults know it even from ourselves Grey theory and nothing to be seen – the discouraged. So it makes sense only once to start with something less extensive, but to create a knitting, sewing or Filzprojekt, where you can see a result after a very short time. This not only makes children proud.

Classics for boys and girls

Lego – brick by brick

Known and loved for generations – Lego bricks. Ideal, because for almost every age group of issues were designed and you can find something different areas of interest for both girls and boys. Even big “kids” and adults still find joy in transforming the colorful plastic bricks in engineering marvels or monumental buildings.

Radio Plays

Whether before falling asleep, on a rainy day or just in between. Radio plays are available in a vast variety to as many topics. This is not only fun, but also stimulates the imagination and trains the listening and concentration. Here you can make yourself comfortable and dive into a world of fantasy.


Children love to slip into other roles and to be times of knights, pirate or princess. Imaginative play and varied it. Costumes can either make yourself – buy it in stores or finished – even with the child. For this, a little make-up and the outfit is ready for the really big adventure in the nursery.

Board games

To compete with others, to be focused on the task and sometimes can insert a defeat, all with games one can learn while having fun. Depending on the area for which the child can then select a matching game most interested. There are different ways in which knowledge, skills, interact with each other or just to have fun and joy.

Common games afternoons or evenings are then shared with friends or family is a must. On the go, there are a lot of classic games such as Scrabble, Ludo, etc. as a travel edition. Magnetic and foldable then nothing slips more and you can resume the game at a later time.

Most important in selection of gifts is that it is about the child and his character and interests. If you do not put into it in the other, then the newly acquired gift is just useless later in the corner and it is certainly not intended. A little time you should take when choosing so already and think about what could cause the present to joy.

Encourage creative play – inspire children’s imagination

When creative play with Playmobil is now happy holiday mood: Exciting trips with parents or maybe even travel to distant lands, it is the youngest family members during the holidays happy. But even if the school has already begun again, the holiday fun can now go in the nursery. On the holiday hotel with device starts the dream vacation every day. Here children aged four years and relive their best holiday experiences in creative play, take on changing roles and come up with new adventures.

Lovingly decorated game world – from the wall safe to cots

The little Playmobil family waiting a good mood at the airport bus stop. Since already the hotel bus to turn the corner and brings the tourists and their luggage to their idyllic hotel right on the beach. Warmly welcomes guests at the reception and the family looks curiously around in the lobby. The exquisite detailing make imaginative, creative play: for valuables, there is a wall safe for the kids and even has its own games room. No sooner have the tourists checked in, raises the Page luggage service from the heavy suitcase on his car. A lift takes you up to the next floor. “Now just insert the key card and enter” asks the Page. Since all amazed: From the balcony you have a magnificent view of the sea and in the comfortable double beds you sleep guaranteed gorgeous. Well as the comfort for the little thought – from cots to an extra toilet seat.

Creative games in the flashing disco with music

The next morning, talked to a delicious breakfast buffet on the program for the day. All agree – of course, it goes to the beach! In the evening, the kids are tired from building sand castles, but they definitely want to have in the kids club disco. Here, expect lots of creative games, fun and good humor. The flashing lights and disco ball glow in the working stroke of two cool songs. Alternatively, the own MP3 player can be connected to play favorite hits. The parents look at the hotel shop for a gift for the grandparents. Souvenirs for the folks back home about the toothbrush for the forgetful to Postcards everything a vacationer’s heart is. Of course, all hotel rooms are always spotlessly clean – thanks to the diligent cleaning service. The maid runs daily with the cleaning carts from room to room, so feel the holiday guests comfortable.

Even more holiday fun creative play with optional kit

Anyone who wants to expand his toy-hotel one floor, you can do so with the luxurious bungalow suite. The trains for under the christmas tree, spacious living and sleeping area, a lavish bathroom with tub and private sun terrace make the perfect dream vacation.

When creative play with the Playmobil Holiday hotel sunny holiday fun for the Playmobil family even after the summer holidays does not stop. Already reserved rooms?