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    Has anyone bought one? Am thinking of buying one for my train obsessed DD for Christmas.

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    We thought of buying one of these for our son a couple of years ago. In the end we decided it was just more furniture to get in the way. We ended up justgetting heaps of wooden train set pieces, scenery etc from toys are us and he just sets it up wherever then packs it away when done.

    Ive never had an issue with aldi wooden toys in the past in general though

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    We never bought a table for train track and I'm so glad we made that decision. We have heaps of track and lots of different types of track (the more complex bits were added over time as our ds could manage them) ... a table of any kind really limits the space & options available for making track. Doing it on the floor allows for fun stuff like going down a step, around or under a coffee table or just simply having a massive lounge room sized track. I'd personally spend money on more track, some new trains (an electric one is fun) and buildings/people to put around the track.

    As for the specific aldi table I'm not sure, but I daresay it's fine.

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    Agree with PPs, spend the money on more track.

    I have a big Thomas table and while it's good for trains, Lego, playdoh, drawing etc etc and I have storage tubs underneath for other toys, at the end of the day it's just another table to gather junk.

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    We have one. It's about a year old now and is a great table & train set, but the table tends to just gather stuff on it more than its actually used for a train. I think it's probably something we could have lived without, but it was a gift.

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    Default Aldi train table

    Very true. I guess our toy room doesn't need another toy taking up lots of room. Thanks for the advice.

    Where is a good place to buy track/scenes etc from? DD only has one little train set we got from Ikea. Does Kmart sell train sets?

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    Kmart sells generic train tracks that are MUCH cheaper than the licensed sets.

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    Default Aldi train table

    Cool, the generic sets in a big box that can all be packed away sound like the way to go. Thanks

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    No worries ;-) check out eBay too :-)

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    I was looking at it in the catalogue and my first thought, its so limiting! You getenough space for a figure of 8 and not much more. The girls set their train up on the carpet, it weaves all over the place. Dd2 sets up a little one for herself in the corner while dd1 takes over 3/4 of the rug. Honestly? If we had one, they would build on the floor anyway!


 

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