As Christmas is approaching, I’ve got a great gift guide for engineering train lovers of all ages! I’ve got everything covered from infant ages on up! Don’t forget we offer t-shirts for all ages and sizes, along with some digital and framed prints in our store.
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Children 0-2 Gift Ideas
Fright Train Board Book not only shares about the different types of cars that the engine pulls but it also teaches you about colors.
My favorite board book from Thomas & Friends Go Train Go! This is such a fun read-along with fun pictures. Find out what’s keeping Thomas off schedule!
Coming in blue, pink, or rainbow, this sit to stand has amazing ratings. Also has lights and sounds and is a perfect gift for your little one.
Fun Thomas powered ride-on for kids to go on or off the 18 feet of track provided. This fun Power Wheels is perfect for any kids to feel like an engineer. Want a more realistic train? Check out Lionel’s Powered Version Here.
Thomas & Friends Look and Find allows for your friends to be on the go and keeps you looking at the pictures for ages to find the pieces of the puzzle.
Three of my favorite things all rolled into one, Disney, Lego, and trains. Great engineering skills building on Duplo Legos, great for smaller hands, and letting them Choo-choo along.
Start a wooden train set with this nice collection. Even comes with a bucket to store it all in! Nice details, crossing, airport, switches, and a mountain to get started but not too complicated for your younger ones.
Trains big in your house? Move to a train table. This one has nice storage, track, trains, and special pieces that come with it. Need a little more budget friendly option check out this one too.
Children 7 – 11
Use your crafting skills to build some awesome engineering contractions using household items. Easy to do most of them on your own.
Your young engineer will like building circuits and working electricity to build a flashlight or siren and much more. Has many extendable kits too. My parents get in on the fun too.
Want to take your wooden trains to the next level? Paint your own custom train and track with this neat set.!
Moving up from wooden trains, try this next stop Lego Trains, build a city with a moving train and track that can go all directions. Easy to keep adding on year after year.
Gifts for 12 and Up
Guide to Steam Engines in North America is perfect for the history train buff who wants to learn more and have great visuals along with special facts for specific engines.
A chapter book for older kids that involve real trains, mystery, and adventure. Such a fun read to keep us train kids reading. Looking for a review? I have one on the website.
Get started with model railroading with this all included HO Bachmann set of Pacific Flyer Steamie Set. Comes with tracks, engine, transformer, so it’s ready to go right out of the box. Prefer a diesel engine over a steamie look at this Bachmann HO Starter Set. Also available is Thomas & Friends.
Don’t want such a large set as HO, grab the N scale set. Set includes everything to get started right out of the box with transformer, train, and track. Many sets are available including Steamies, Thomas, and more. This scale is for 1:160.
Collectible Trains Magazine talks about the history, returning the Big Boy to operate again, its return to the track. Celebrate this amazing steam engine with this special issue, great for any train fanatic.
Gifts for All Ages
Add to any room or cave to express your love of trains. Multi-colored detail light of an American Steam Engine.
Warm yourself up under this steam train blanket. Warm and cozy blanket to watch your favorite train shows under.
Decorate a hall, room, or cave with these vintage railroad engineer prints. Easy to Frame in any color, set of four with detailed patent information.
Don’t forget to check out my store! We have gifts for all ages including shirts for adults, children, and toddlers. We also have digital and framed prints. Featured Image One Track Mind!
Hope this gift guide for engineering train lovers helps you find the perfect gift for the train and engineering friends and family in your life. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!