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Train Set: The Best Christmas Present Ever

Updated on February 1, 2013

Toy Trains and Model Trains

A train set is one of the best Christmas presents you can give a child. Model trains and toy trains not only make for a traditional Christmas, but they can grow into life-long hobbies that can be passed from generation to generation. I still remember the Christmas I got my first train set, and I still have the locomotive and most of the rolling stock from that first set. It really brings back memories to set it up and run it, and I enjoy sharing my love of trains with my son. It all started with a train set for Christmas over 40 years ago...

Why a Train Set is the Best Christmas Present Ever

  • They are fun for people of ALL ages
  • They can develop into a life-long hobby
  • They promote hand-eye coordination
  • They teach valuable skills
  • They teach about our nation's history

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      cool lens. my dad loves trains and so does my 2 year old son (Thomas). :)