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Old 10-22-2007, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Back home to Northern CA
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Hi,

I have a son turning 7 yrs old in 3 weeks and am looking for a train set for him that includes a little village and fun stuff like that. I've checked a little online. Thomas is cute but it seems to be more geared for pre school age. I really like Brio but they all seem quite expensive. Lego looks fun but I couldn't find reviews on it which I like to read before making online purchases.
I'm looking for a train set that's preferably under $100.00 but still fun and challenging for a boy who likes to construct things. Hope I'm being realistic price wise. I know it's hard to find a good train set that's under 100. Would appreciate any info, recommendations or comments. Thanks so much!
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:30 PM
 
Location: New England
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My first reaction was $100 was a little optimistic for any quality train set. I know that Lionel has made trains for years and years and I think they would have any number of good beginner sets. But even their New York Central Flyer has a MSRP of $275 and a street price around $225.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:47 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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You might want to post the same question under the Hobbies board. There might be some folks that are into train sets that post over there.
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Old 10-22-2007, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Closer to Christmas you should be able to buy a small O scale or HO scale set with track and cars. Start him off with something that will grow along with him (until he's 85!).
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Back home to Northern CA
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Closer to Christmas you should be able to buy a small O scale or HO scale set with track and cars. Start him off with something that will grow along with him (until he's 85!).
Thanks everyone for the replies. I hadn't thought of something that will grow with him Ohiogirl. Great idea!
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