« Knifty Knitter 210467 Round Loom, Set of 4 Brain Trainer » 3 thoughts on “KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table” 68 of 75 people found the following review helpful My son loves this table and it’s totally compatible with Thomas, January 10, 2012 By kr0520 – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table (Toy) My son is obsessed with trains…especially Thomas and Friends. I looked at buying the Thomas table and set but it truly was so expensive and I thought the table wasn’t all that. I took a chance on this one hoping that it truly was compatible with Thomas and it is! I had read one review where they said that it wasn’t really compatible with Thomas and I’m not sure what type of trains they are talking about. The wooden Thomas Trains fit perfectly on the tracks. The plastic trains fit on the tracks but not through the tunnels…but then again, the plastic trains do not fit through the tunnels on the wooden Thomas set either. Wooden trains are for Wooden tracks and plastic trains are for plastic tracks. So if you’re looking for tracks that are compatible with wooden Thomas trains, rest assured that they will fit. 🙂 My son loves this set and it’s very durable…at least so far. Also, it looks nice so it’s not a total eye sore even though it is big. Be prepared to commit to this toy as it takes up a lot of space. For us, it’s totally worth it because my son LOVES trains. Also, I got this set for $125 in November but noticed it went up quite a bit in December…if you have time and can watch the pricing, I probably would. Also, the Thomas Trains were much cheaper on Amazon…or at least they were in December 2011. Hope this helps! 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comment Reply 119 of 139 people found the following review helpful O.k. for the money – I’d buy Thomas brand if had it to do over again., June 28, 2009 By Electronics Yoda – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table (Toy) This set claims to be compatible with Thomas Train. Well for the most part it is, but not 100%, especially if you plan on using Thomas Engine motorized. There are some other drawbacks as well. The track is metric and slightly narrower than true Thomas track so Thomas cars don’t fit completely down into the grooves. The supplied Chinese cars that come with this set do fit better, though their quality is not even close as good as Thomas brand. The bridge in the center of photo shown is positioned too close to the “downhill” slope of track and taller cars will not fit underneath it. Because the track is slightly narrower, motorized Thomas Tank Engine, especially, tends to run off of the track and will not stay on. I removed the “rubber band” edging on the front wheels only which allowed more slippage and kept Thomas Engine on the track more reliably. I know this set is not really intended per say for Thomas otorized engine, but a Thomas brand set would work much better being Thomas brand track is wider, and deeper grooved. You get what you pay for as they say, and if I had to do it over again, I’d spent the extra money and went authentic Thomas brand. Also, the crane has a small wooden dowel that sticks into a hole with no latching or locking it in so my two year-old pulls the crane out regularly. After using some extra Thomas track I had laying around, I modified the layout enough to position the bridge farther down toward the front over the flat portion of the “downsloped” piece so that the cars would fit under the bridge and then glued the entire set down to make it all permanent. If you’re a handy type, you can tweak it to work decent, but if i had it to do over knowing what I know now, I’d just paid the extra for genuine Thomas brand stuff. The wheels ont the Chinese cars are not attached as well either as on the Thomas brand, so if you’re like me with another smaller child to be in the room as well, you might want to avoid any possiblilty of loose wheels and stick with Thomas brand, which is much higher quality, and the wheels seem to be actually round, and attached in safer fashion. Other than that, my 2+ year old doesn’t know the difference and has a ball playing all day with it. If you’re just buying it to use the cars included as a push only set, it’s definately fine for that. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (7) Reply 27 of 29 people found the following review helpful Perfect for my imaginative toddler!, February 7, 2010 By Amazon Customer (Greensboro, NC) – Verified Purchase(What’s this?) This review is from: KidKraft Ride Around Train Set and Table (Toy) Purchased this train for my 2 yr old daughter. She LOVES it and plays with nearly daily. It was very simple to put together (both table and track), but pay close attention to the directions for the track as a couple pieces have to lay in a particular direction to connect properly. It is well made and so far very durable. We really like that there are different theme areas on the table and toys that fit with each theme (e.g. farm with lake, airport, mountain/quarry, and park). Our daughter is imaginative and this set lends itself very well to adding in other toys she has (e.g. she likes to put her Playmobile diver set and fish into the “lake” on the table and let the divers get things out of the water that are delivered by train to the mountain/quarry section of the table). Also, its great that all the cars, trucks and plane all also fit on the track. The track easily fits with Thomas the Tank brand trains. This set is popular with both boy and girl children of a variety of ages that come over to play. Finally, the 2 under table drawers are great for stowing away things. Many reviews recommended gluing down the track. We opted not to do this and so far and I’m glad because we can use the table for other purposes if we choose to. It hasn’t been an issue – none of the children who’ve played with it have messed up the track. You may want to test it out with your child before permanently gluing things down. The only complaint is that there is a part of the track that goes under a bridge, but the space under the bridge is not really tall enough for the train to go under without bumping the top of the tunnel. This was an easy fix with thin pieces of wood to boost the bridge up higher and now it works smoothly. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews Was this review helpful to you? | Comments (2) Reply Leave a comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.