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Wooden Railroad Dealers (not all inclusive)
General Toy Stores
Thomas Specialty Stores
Bachmann Trains - Electric HO
gauge Thomas: http://www.bachmanntrains.com
BRIO in the USA - Wooden Railways: http://www.brio.net; Sweden http://www.brio.se
Choo Choo Track - Small manufacturer track, display cases; http://www.choochootrack.com
DazyUSA - Suretrack Wooden Railroad stabilizers: http://www.dazyusa.com
Eichhorn - Wooden Railway: http://simba-dickie-group.de/en/company__brands/simba/eichhorn.shtml
ERTL Toys - Hometown Roadway, die-cast Thomas (discontinued): http://www.ertltoys.com
Heros Trains - Wooden Railway: http://www.heros-toys.de
Hornby - Electric and clockwork HO Thomas: http://www.hornby.com
IKEA - sells Lillabo sets (in-store only): http://www.ikea.com
Imaginarium Railway - Wooden Railway: http://www.imaginarium.com (takes you to ToysRUs)
Learning Curve International - Thomas Wooden Railway, Take Along Thomas, Lionel Railway Adventures: http://www.learningcurve.com
Lionel -G/O27 gauge model trains, Little Lionel: http://www.lionel.com
Maple Landmark - NameTrains(TM) and Railblox(TM): http://www.maplelandmark.com
Maxim Enterprise: Tumble Tree Woods Wooden Railway: http://www.maximenterprise.com
Micki-Leksaker (Sweden) - Wooden trains and toys: http://www.micki.se
Nilo-Toys: Flexatrack manufacturer: http://www.nilotoys.com
Safari Ltd. - Alpha-Zoo animal trains: http://www.safariltd.com (no longer make AlphaTrains)
Strombecker Tootsietoy - Winnie The Pooh Wooden trains: http://www.tootsietoy.com
T.C. Timber Company - Wooden Railway: http://www.haba.de (no longer make TC Timber Trains)
Tomy Corporation - Tomica World Plastic Battery Thomas Trains, etc.: http://www.tomy.com
Whittle Shortline RR - Wooden Railway: http://www.woodentrain.com
Zealand site: Heros
brand train sets &
Britannia Models: http://www.britanniamodels.com British Columbia, Canada. Source for electric Thomas trains by Hornby & others
Choo Choos 4 U: http://www.choochoos4u.com Georgia. (Also known as Wooden Railway Adventures). Feature Learning Curve, Maxim, Whittle Shortline Railroad, Safari Ltd. Alpha-Zoo Trains, and Maple Landmark. They also produce their own made-in-the-USA train table, and feature a kids section with general info on wooden railroads. They also have a monthly newsletter available. Photos online.
Choo Choos Online: http://www.choochoosonline.com Alpharetta, GA. Full line of Whittle Shortline Railroad trains and other train related products with good photos. Has a neat Imaginetic Train display board that holds 12 trains suspended by their magnets.
Choo Choo Track: http://www.choochootrack.com Pacific, MO. Small manufacturer of Thomas/BRIO compatible track, including a nice all-wood 6 door roundhouse. They also carry the Whittle Shortline Railroad line of cars. They also have a unique expandable wooden train display case (Create~a~Case(TM)) for your entire collection, and some nice looking under-the-bed train tables!Create City: http://createcity.com Worcester, MA. Create City features several personalized products, including Maple Landmark Name trains and selection of Maxim Tumble Tree Woods sets at discounted prices.
Gifts-And-Toys: http://www.gifts-and-toys.com or http://www.woodentrainsets.com Peoria AZ. Features Maxim Tumble Tree Woods line of wooden train sets, including the new trains with people characters. Prices are decent.
Choo Choo Bob's Train Store: http://www.choochoobobs.com St. Paul, MN. Features Maple Landmark Name Trains and sets at discount prices, and other train related merchandise.
Gummy Lump: http://www.gummylump.com, New York. Gummy Lump features high quality wooden toys, including Melissa & Doug train line and provides photos.
Handmade, Homemade Toy Shop: http://www.crafttoys.com/nametran.html. Maple Landmark's Name Letter trains and animals and track; BRIO compatible (meaning, it will run on Brio track, not that it will fit under bridges!)
H&R Trains: http://www.hrtrains.com, Pinellas Park, FL, features model trains, Learning Curve Thomas Trains, and BRIO. No graphics.
Laguna Hills, CA. Carries Thomas,
Maxim, Plan City, Alphazoo Express, and TC Timber!
La Toys: http://www.latoys.com, Cedarhurst, NY, offers Maxim, BRIO and Learning Curve Thomas trains at discount prices. Provides photos of products.
Laughing Giraffe: http://www.laughinggiraffe.com, Brooklyn, NY. Offers T.C. Timber line. Nice photos of the TC Timber (Haba) line.
My Toy Box: http://www.mytoybox.com Cincinnati, OH. My Toy Box features trains and sets from Brio, Learning Curve, Maxim Tumble Tree Woods, Plan City, and Safari Ltd. AlphaZoo Express. .
Norm's Train World: http://www.normstrainworld.net: Lusk, WY. General train store features Bachmann HO Thomas, Learning Curve wooden and Take Along Thomas, some ERTL die-cast, some aftermarket track, and Maple Tree Landmark nametrains. Good photos.
Spruce Caboose: http://www.sprucecaboose.com: Davis, CA. Spruce Caboose has been around for a while and offers good prices. They carry the Maxim Tumble Tree Woods line. SpruceCaboose also features some train track layouts you can view at the website.
Tracks Wooden Trains http://www.squirreltracks.com.
Carolina. Bolded because it is my favorite site! Has
lots of good train information, an informative newsletter, and
monthly giveaways! Carries Eichhorn,
Maxim and Learning Curve
trains. The site is very well done, and the owners are very friendly.
Even though I like them so much, I have to admit I've never purchased
anything there as we pretty much have everything we need! Recommended!
Toy Store: http://www.toy-store.de. Germany. Carries BRIO, HEROS, Eichhorn products. Site is in German, so look for brand names in the left frame. I've been told through e-mail that they ship internationally. Nice site, good photos.
Toy Train Emporium: http://www.etrains.net.
NJ. This is the store-front page for a brick-and-mortar
train shop in NJ that sells Learning Curve products. Placed here
because it is my "local" store!
Trains Are Good: http://www.trainsaregood.com, San Diego, CA, offers lots of Learning Curve Thomas the Tank Engine Products as well as BRIO and Whittle Shortline Railroad trains. Also features Thomas videos, puzzles, and general railroad maps and gifts. Provides photos/drawings of some products.
Trains4Tots: http://www.trains4tots.com Ozark, MO. Carries Learning Curve, BRIO, Whittle Shortline Railroad, Maple Landmark Nametrains, Maxim, and Safari Alpha Zoo. Nice site.
Trains Galore: http://www.trainsgalore.com Fishers, IN. Extensive train selection including Learning Curve Thomas, BRIO, Safari AlphaZoo, Whittle Shortline RR, Amtrak, Maple Landmark, and some Maxim items. Feature sales and closeouts.
Walden Hobbies: http://www.waldenhobbies.com, New York. Features Learning Curve, Tomica World, ERTL die-cast Thomas, Hornby and Bachmann electric trains, Whittle Shortline RR, and Maxim. Small photos are available for most products.
Western Depot: http://www.westerndepot.com, Yuba City, CA, carries model trains, Learning Curve Thomas, and ERTL die cast Thomas. No graphics.<>Wooden Tracks: http://www.woodentracks.com Portland, Oregon. Offers extensive line of Maxim Tumble Tree Woods sets, trains, and accessories
General Toy Stores: Generally sell BRIO, Learning Curve, Lionel Adventures
A to Z Toys: http://www.a2ztoys.com, Wheaton, IL, offers BRIO, Learning Curve Thomas, and Lionel Great Adventures at discount. Photos are provided, including shots of the new Lionel track and action cars.
All Aboard Toys: http://www.allaboardtoys.com.Englewood, CO. BRIO, Learning Curve Thomas and Lionel sets.
Diana Toys Store: http://store.dianatoystore.com Stroudsburg, PA. Diana Toys Store features lots of learning toys, and includes Learning Curve's Thomas the Tank Engine products as well as the new Melissa & Doug wooden train sets. They also offer discount prices and free shipping on USA orders over $99.
e-Bay Auction Site: http://www.ebay.com. Check e-Bay listings for toy trains under Toys:Trains, Toys:Trains:Brio, and Toys:Wooden. Most of the sets end up going for about the same price they are offered on the Internet, although sometimes bargains can be found!
eToys Direct™, Inc. http://www.etoys.com/, Denver, CO. Sells a wide range of Thomas products including Tomy and Learning Curve.
Elements of Nature: http://www.elementsofnature.com, Winnipeg, Manitoba CANADA. General toy store carries BRIO, Learning Curve Thomas, and Lionel Great Adventures. Photos of each product.
J.T. Puffin's: http://www.puffins.com, Madison, WI, offers the full line of BRIO at discount prices, Lionel Great Adventures trains, and Learning Curve Thomas at discount. Photos are provided.
SomeDayIsle Toys: http://www.somedayisle.com, Vermont, USA, features many toys including BRIO, Thomas, and Lionel Railway Adventures. They don't seem to have complete stock, but offer discount prices. Small graphics for each item are presented.
Train Cellar: http://traincellar.com. Oakhurst, NJ. BRIO and Learning Curve Thomas sets, some Bachmann HO. Not a flashy site, but offers discount prices.
Train Express: http://www.trainexpress.com. Indianapolis, IN. Offers BRIO and Learning Curve Thomas, with a few leftover Little Lionel and Great Adventure pieces. Some photos.
Thomas Specialty Stores: Almost exclusively Thomas!
My Favorite Toys http://www.myfavoritetoys.com, Waunakee, WI.Specializes in Thomas the Tank Engine wooden railway, videos, DVDs. Also features a detailed Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Character Guide, printable track layouts, history of Thomas and more.
Thomas' Toybox: http://www.thomastoybox.com/, PA, USA. Features Learning Curve Thomas, Ertl Die-Cast, Take Along Thomas, Clothing, and Schylling merchandise. Lots of photos.
Thomas' Trackside Station: http://www.ttstation.com. An Officially Licensed "Thomas & FriendsTM" Store. Located next to the Choo Choo Barn, in the Shops Of Traintown, Route 741 East, Box 130, Strasburg, PA 17579 (717) 687-7911 -or- (800) 450-2920 Fax: (717) 687-6529. Email: email@example.com. Features Lionel, Learning Curve, ERTL Die Cast, Hornby, Bachmann, Tomy/Tomica, Books, Videos, Clothing, etc.
Totally Thomas Toy Depot: http://www.totallythomas.com, San Diego, CA. Offered are Learning Curve Thomas, ERTL die-cast 1/64 scale Thomas and playtrack, TOMY/TOMICA City Thomas battery powered trains, TOMY My First Thomas, Lionel Railway Adventures and Lionel 0 Scale Thomas sets, Hornby Clockwork and Electric Thomas, and not to be left out, BRIO trains. Photos are provided for most products.
The Saw Horse
offers a free
set of plans in his "How I Made It" section of this well-done
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