Once upon a time my toddler son became enamored of Thomas the Tank Engine, and like the sucker I was, when Christmas rolled around I got him a train table and about seventeen miles of wooden track and a dozen trains.
I cannot tell you how many times I stepped on errant pieces of track that weren’t needed for his favored configuration: a great big circle. Yes, his trains preferred to go around in circles. While talking to each other.
We shall refrain from wondering what this says about my son.
Instead, we shall focus on the fact that this awesome train table is not only on sale and has free shipping, it has a built-in track configuration and therefore does not present a hazard to your naked toes. I wouldn’t recommend it for an older train enthusiast, maybe, but for a toddler/preschooler it’s perfection.