Bringing a Classic Childhood Toy to Life
Nearly everyone is familiar with the sights and sounds of toy trains. Whether you’ve seen a toy train system circling underneath a Christmas tree or you have your own little toy train village set up, at one point you’ve probably thought, „How fun would it be to actually ride on one of those things?“ It’s no surprise that you are obviously not the only one who’s dreamed of that concept. That’s why ride-on toy trains were developed!
Peg Perego is a top manufacturer of ride-on toy trains designed just for children. These ride-on toy trains are sure to provide hours of fun and entertainment for kids! For example, the Santa Fe Train Set comes with a 76×93 oval track set, making it a perfect addition to the playroom or living room. The train set is operated by push button controls, allowing the child to be the conductor if their magical train rides. And safety remains a priority with the Peg Perego Santa Fe Train Set, as speeds only reach 2mph and all wiring is kept in a small box only accessible by screwdriver. Another popular ride-on toy train from Peg Perego is the Thomas Track Rider 3rd Car. This ride-on toy train is the ultimate adventure for small children and their friends. With this train, kids can take along a friend and stuffed animals, as a third car is provided for just this purpose. The cars come complete with foot and hand rests, providing comfort as the little child chugs along.
The Thomas Scootin‘ Sounds Ride-On Train is also another popular choice for children. This train comes complete with real-working lights and sounds, and is big enough for the child to bring along several of his or her stuffed animal friends. However, this toy isn’t operated by the push of a button, but by the child! This method encourages small children to develop their motor skills by pushing or scooting the train around, while the realistic lights and sounds provide an exciting and rewarding addition.
With so many choices available to children for ride-on trains, you may be wondering if there’s anything available for adults. While it’s a harder opportunity to find, it does exist. The Toy Train Depot located in Alamogordo, New Mexico, is a store and museum dedicated to the display of scale models and toy trains, as well as ride-on trains big enough for adults to enjoy! At the Toy Train Depot, you’ll find America’s Park Ride Train Museum, an actual operating sixteen inch gauge train system that anyone can ride. Since the store and museum are non-profit, it will only cost you a minimal fee to attend.
Ride-on toy trains are an excellent way of providing fun and entertainment for yourself or your children. You can typically purchase a ride-on toy train set for your children for less than $200 – imagine your children waking on Christmas morning to find that underneath the tree.