13 best children's railways

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Flashing lights, rails, carriages, a ringing whistle and the sound of wheels – all this is the magic of the railway. Every child will be happy with such a gift. It will be an excellent excuse for parents to spend time with their children once again. The first such toy was created in the 35th year of the last century. Since then, the popularity has only increased. Modern copies have changed a lot, they have been improved, making them multifunctional. A variety of models allows you to satisfy any desires and choose the most suitable model for any occasion.

Toy railways are made of wood, plastic, and also made according to the principle of a designer. The most popular manufacturers are Mehano, LEGO, KidKraft, EZTEC, Woody and others. When choosing, it is worth considering the quality of materials, safety and durability of the structure. Pay also attention to the age recommendations, which are usually indicated on the packaging. If there are small details, then children under three years old cannot assemble the railway on their own, but only under supervision.

The editors studied the market and compiled a rating review, which included 13 best children's railways, which received the highest user ratings.

Rating of the best children's railways

Nomination a place Name of product price
Rating of the best children's railways 1 Mehano 'Peregrine Falcon ICE 3' RUB 5,300
2 KidKraft Mountain Tunnel Starter Set RUB 28,000
3 LEGO City 3677 Red Freight Train RUB 18,000
4 Mehano TGV POS with landscape RUB 13,000
5 EZTEC Black Canyon Express Starter Kit RUB 6,500
6 Intelino smart toy railroad (INT-J1) RUB 10,900
7 Mehano TGV DUPLEX RUB 9,000
8 Marklin My world 'Suburban Train Lint' RUB 9,200
9 Mehano wrecker crane RUB 7,900
10 PEQUETREN 201 metal RUB 1,800
11 Xiaomi Bunny MITU Track Building Blocks RUB 5,500
12 HK RailTrack 2 loops RUB 1,900
13 'Igroland' train with railway tracks (276-082) RUB 510

Mehano 'Peregrine Falcon ICE 3'

Rating: 4.9

Mehano 'Peregrine Falcon ICE 3

The Slovenian company is known for producing popular toy railways. This model is a mini-copy of the famous German high-speed train Sapsan, therefore it will be of interest not only to children, but also to adults involved in collecting. The kit contains everything for creating a track: a railway track, twelve radial rails and two straight lines, first and second class carriages, a driven and leading ICE3 locomotive, fourteen Quick Click elements, a remote control, an adapter for the network, an instruction with clear explanations. Suitable for children over the age of eight.

The model is made in a snow-white color scheme, a scarlet stripe is applied on the surface for contrast. The carriages are made of plastic, and the rails and wheels are made of metal. The design is characterized by streamlined lines. The scale is one to eighty-seven, so you can pick up additional elements from other sets to increase the length of the track or add more cars. The train moves quickly along the rails, which is as close as possible to real trains. The speed and direction can be changed using a special remote control.

Advantages

  • rich equipment;
  • can be supplemented with new elements;
  • acceptable cost – 5300 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.

KidKraft Mountain Tunnel Starter Set

Rating: 4.8

KidKraft Starter Set 'Mountain Tunnel

A toy is not just a train with rails, but a whole table on which a child will build a railroad. You can also build a highway or entire cities with buildings on it, it all depends on your imagination. Now you don't have to look for scrap materials to create decorations for the game. The set includes the following thematic zones: a construction site with a miniature bulldozer and a crane, an airport, a helipad, a runway, a fire station, a police station. Each is easily identifiable by its corresponding color and picture. The set also contains figurines of workers of various services presented here. They will be a great addition to the gameplay. Waterfalls, mountains and tunnels will add realism, making entertainment truly exciting. The edge of the table is made in the form of a relief railway along which the cars will rush.

The design is well thought out, so you don't have to look for a place to store accessories – all of them can be folded inside the table, since there are spacious bright containers for this. The table has no sharp corners, is safe for a child, made of natural polished wood. Wear-resistant dyes are applied to the surface that retain their original brightness for a long time. Accessories are made of impact-resistant certified plastic that is non-toxic. The toy is suitable for kids from three years old.

Advantages

  • more than a hundred accessories, four containers, two tracks, several themed zones;
  • safe durable materials;
  • unlimited number of game scenarios.

disadvantages

  • high cost – 28,000 rubles.

LEGO City 3677 Red Freight Train

Rating: 4.7

LEGO CITY 'RED CARGO TRAIN

The famous company is loved by children from all over the world. The City series offers a set with a large freight train. With it, the child will feel like a real machinist delivering various goods. The three wagons included in the kit are designed for different materials: the first for bulk materials like sand or gravel. To fill it, you need to fit the car to the conveyor; to unload it, turn the valve; in the second, hermetically sealed, explosive substances such as fuel are transported; the third is a special platform for transporting rails, construction materials or even small machines, as well as carrying out repair work, so it can be used separately.

The mechanic is in the cockpit. The slewing crane with a winch carries out loading and unloading operations. The locomotive is finished in red, has a solid grille and high beam headlights. Horns and engine cooling system are located on the roof. The driver takes a seat on the step or in the cab. The train operates from the control panel, with which you can change the driving speed. The controller is powered by three AAA batteries. The set includes useful accessories such as brooms, jackhammers, shovels. The toy is designed for children from six to twelve years old.

Advantages

  • rich equipment – more than eight hundred parts;
  • forty pieces of rail (straight and rounded);
  • large length of the railway line.

disadvantages

  • high cost – 18,000 rubles.

Mehano TGV POS with landscape

Rating: 4.6

Mehano TGV POS with landscape

The uniqueness of the set is that you can assemble it at your own discretion. Now the child himself can pick up a locomotive, wagons and so on. The railway is surrounded by a colorful landscape that is highly detailed, which adds realism and allows the child to imagine himself in the role of a real train driver in the game. On the way of the train there are hillocks and lakes, grassy lawns, highways, country houses, high-rise buildings of business centers, tunnels laid inside the mountains and hills. All objects create a sense of reality.

The rails and wheels are made of metal, and the cars are made of impact-resistant plastic. The model is made on a scale of one to eighty seven. The train is controlled by a remote controller, which allows you to change direction and speed. The set includes two cars (first and second class), two locomotives, eleven radial rails, an adapter, bullets, thirteen connecting elements and an assembly instruction with clear illustrations.

Advantages

  • the ability to combine with parts from other Mehano kits;
  • the size of the collected landscape – 155×100 cm;
  • the length of the railway line is 95.5 cm.

disadvantages

  • high cost – 13,000 rubles.

EZTEC Black Canyon Express Starter Kit

Rating: 4.5

EZTEC BLACK CANYON EXPRESS STARTER KIT

The radio-controlled railway consists of thirty-three parts. Without any doubt, the child will like it, because it is as close as possible in appearance to the real one, which means it will allow you to become a real machinist during the game. The set includes: four cars – one for coal, a tank car, a freight car and a restaurant car; lead locomotive; eight straight and twelve curved rails, five road signs. The train moves both forward and backward, makes stops. A special remote control included in the kit is intended for control. The train hums and imitates the movement of real trains, while moving, the front spotlight is turned on.

The toy is designed for children at least three years old. Will be a great holiday gift. The kid will be able to assemble a long railroad track along which trains will rush. Sound and light effects add realism to the game, making it more interesting and exciting. The train accelerates to six kilometers per hour.

Advantages

  • rich equipment;
  • original retro style;
  • track length – 550 cm;
  • sound and light effects;
  • acceptable cost – 6500 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.

Intelino smart toy railroad (INT-J1)

Rating: 4.5

INTELINO SMART TOY TRAIN (INT-J1)

The model is a modernized classic. The toy is intended for children from three years old. Will please both boys and girls. The innovative electric railway combines all the best that was on trains from our childhood, but combines it with modern technology. Even the smallest ones can easily figure out the controls and can play on their own. Adults will also be interested in the model.

The car and the locomotive are made in a futuristic style. There are sound and light effects, as well as motion sensors. The toy is designed to develop imagination, logic and spatial thinking, to teach the child basic programming skills using tasks for drawing up color commands. With the help of special sensors, the train can be programmed, for example, to change speed, direction, stops, uncoupling cars, and so on, so that while it is moving, it consistently executes commands. For finer settings, use the application on Android and iOS. It tracks the trajectory of movement, speed, and more in real time. If desired, the child will create his teams in the application through the Snap Editor. The railway is easy to use, as it is ready for launch immediately after purchase, you just need to fasten the sections of the track.

Advantages

  • the ability to program commands;
  • rich equipment;
  • stickers for more colorfulness;
  • light and sound effects;
  • charger included.

disadvantages

  • only one carriage and a locomotive;
  • high cost – 10900 r.

Mehano TGV DUPLEX

Rating: 4.4

MEHANO TGV DUPLEX

The model is a mini-copy of a high-speed express train. The toy is designed for children from the age of eight, but it can also be of interest to adults who are collecting. The set includes two locomotives (leading and driven), two cars (first and second class), a railway track (two straight rails, twelve radial and the same number of connecting elements). The delivery set also includes a remote controller, a network adapter and instructions.

All details are worked out with high detail, which gives maximum realism. The streamlined shape of the train while driving makes it look like a real train speeding along the rails at high speed. The maximum is six kilometers per hour. The carriages are made of impact-resistant and non-toxic plastic, and the rails and wheels are made of metal.

Advantages

  • rich equipment;
  • the ability to supplement with elements from other sets from the manufacturer;
  • track diameter – 955 cm.

disadvantages

  • high cost – 9000 r.

Marklin My world 'Suburban Train Lint'

Rating: 4.3

Marklin My world 'Lint Commuter Train

The famous German brand is familiar to many lovers of toy railways. The model is designed for children from three years old. The starter kit is very popular with children all over the world, including Russia. The mini-copy is made on a scale of one to eighty seven. The design is realistic and highly detailed. The interior of the car can be created by removing the roof. The cars, there are only two of them, are attached to each other using special magnets. The total length of the composition is 32.6 cm.

The train is electric and battery operated. Charged using the included cable. The child controls the train through the remote controller, choosing one of three available speeds, including reverse, light headlights, sound signals. The railroad bed is composed of twenty-two curved rails and one junction-coupling. If necessary, the set can be supplemented with rails and accessories.

Advantages

  • the ability to supplement with elements from other kits;
  • assembled size – 150×76 cm.

disadvantages

  • plastic rails;
  • high cost – 9200 r.

Mehano wrecker crane

Rating: 4.2

Mehano wrecker crane

Another railway from the famous Slovenian manufacturer is among the best. The model is a mini-copy of the real-life Union Pacific Express. It is made on a scale of one to eighty-seven, has four-wheel drive (two drive axles) and is powered by the mains. While driving, lights come on, which adds realism to the gameplay. The set includes four freight cars, a diesel locomotive and rails (eleven radial and one contact). If you wish, you can buy additional elements from other sets, since they fit perfectly with each other.

Ideal for children over eight years old, although the manufacturer indicates an age limit of four years. The child can adjust the speed and direction of movement. Due to the fact that all parts are made of high-quality shock-resistant materials, non-toxic plastic and metal, the toy will not crack even if dropped from a height.

Advantages

  • rich equipment;
  • lighting effects;
  • track length – 2.85 cm;
  • acceptable cost – 7900 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.

PEQUETREN 201 metal

Rating: 4.2

PEQUETREN 201 METAL

The toy is designed for children over five years old. The child will be happy to let the train, consisting of two carriages and a locomotive, on round tracks, and lighting effects will add realism. All elements in the set are made with high detail to make the visual match as close as possible to the real composition. The parts are made of high-quality non-toxic plastic and metal, so they are safe and resistant to impact and other mechanical damage. Powered by batteries.

The model will be a good gift that will not only captivate children, but also benefit. Playing with the railway, the child will develop imagination, spatial coordination, thinking. Kids will be interested in watching the movement of the train and coming up with different scenarios, and older children will like to understand the structure and structure, the mechanism of movement and control.

Advantages

  • lighting effects;
  • the length of the circle – 2.94 cm;
  • budgetary cost – 1800 r.

disadvantages

  • poor equipment;
  • batteries are not included.

Xiaomi Bunny MITU Track Building Blocks

Rating: 4.1

XIAOMI BUNNY MITU TRACK BUILDING BLOCKS

The model is a mini-copy of a railway with a bridge, crossing, station and dead end. Designed for children over three years old. The parts are made of non-toxic material – natural eucalyptus, which was exported from Europe. Before going on sale, the designer passed more than eighty checks, during which high quality, safety and hypoallergenicity were proved.

The set consists of sixty-three elements: cars, a steam locomotive, rails, imitation of trees, mountains, etc. The cars are connected by magnets. Various lifting mechanisms are present to add realism to the gameplay. The design is minimalistic, but despite this, it is very bright and eye-catching. The developers have chosen this path for a reason, wanting to develop the correct aesthetic perception in children. The construction set can be composed in different ways, which promotes the development of thinking and imagination.

Advantages

  • rich equipment;
  • versatility;
  • safe natural materials;
  • damage-resistant decorative coating;
  • storage container;
  • acceptable cost – 5500 r.

disadvantages

  • not found.

HK RailTrack 2 loops

Rating: 4.1

HK RAILTRACK 2 HINGES

The toy railway includes two meter loops, four supports, a set of thirty-two rails, and three carriages. Suitable for children at least three years old. Powered by four AAA batteries. The child will be able to arrange stations and trees along the canvas to make the game more realistic. Anyone, even the smallest, will feel like a real machinist and will be fascinated by the process for a long time. All elements are absolutely safe because they are made of high quality non-toxic plastic and metal.

The model is designed to develop imaginative and spatial thinking, imagination, to train perseverance, the ability to concentrate. Various manipulations with the details of the railway will require dexterity from the child, which means he will have to connect logic and fine motor skills. Thanks to the familiarity with the game, the vocabulary of children increases, as they learn new words for themselves. The game will also be a great occasion to get the whole family together and chat.

Advantages

  • track length – 136 cm;
  • budgetary cost – 1900 p.

disadvantages

  • no remote controller.

'Igroland' train with railway tracks (276-082)

Rating: 4.0

'IGROLAND' RAILWAY TRAIN (276-082)

The budget model is suitable for a child from three years old. The train consists of three carriages. They are linked with special fasteners. The set also includes a tunnel in the form of an arch, imitating a mountain. Many accessories such as trees, road signs and lanterns, electric poles and other things will allow the kid to diversify the game, coming up with various scenarios. The train is powered by two AA batteries. Parts, including rails, are made of high quality plastic.

The rails fold into a circle along which the train rushes. Even the smallest will cope with the assembly and quickly learn to control the train. If difficulties arise, the box has a detailed description of each part and how it is assembled and what can be done with it. It is not recommended to leave the very small ones alone with the set, as it contains small elements that he can swallow.

Advantages

  • rich equipment – 43 items;
  • several color variations to choose from;
  • budgetary cost – 510 p.

disadvantages

  • not found.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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