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post #21 of 36
We took a small table that I got at a yard sale for $10 and cut the legs down to make it shorter. I let DS paint on it and voila.... train table. Works great and you could find one to fit your specific space.

We also bought generic peices and used the Michaels coupons to get specific Thomas things that he wanted. I know K-Mart used to have generic compatible trains really cheap as well.
post #22 of 36
Also try Big Lots. But there are three different types of trains -- wooden, electric, and diecast. Our Big Lots carries mainly the electric (which use a plastic track).

We got this Imaginarium train table (MUCH BETTER than the Thomas one) which is compatible with the wooden Thomas engines:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index...ductId=3140254

We got it on sale and had coupons too so we paid less than it's marked. And I have since seen it on Craigslist for $50. It is more sturdy than the Thomas table, and has two deep drawers. It comes with a TON of stuff too.

So we use it and buy individual wooden engines when we can.

This has been the best though:

http://www.amazon.com/Kids-Thomas-En...3207774&sr=1-1

She calls it "Mama Thomas" and the little wooden one is "Baby Thomas" and she sleeps with both.
post #23 of 36
If you have a Tuesday Morning near you, they often have Brio trains which are also compatable. We have about 4 diferrent types of tracks and then some Thomas and some Brio trains. At 10 ds still plays with it all.
post #24 of 36
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Krystal323 View Post
i have an embarrassing amount, like a huge cardboard boxful, of Thomas stuff....if anyone's interested i will absolutely sell some!

i don't have any of the newer engines tho, cause the kid who was the Thomas fanantic is turning 10 this year
Yes Yes!! Whatcha got (and how much)? We are looking mostly for the destinations, but maybe some trains too
post #25 of 36
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Originally Posted by Krystal323 View Post
i have an embarrassing amount, like a huge cardboard boxful, of Thomas stuff....if anyone's interested i will absolutely sell some!

i don't have any of the newer engines tho, cause the kid who was the Thomas fanantic is turning 10 this year
Do you still hae any of the thomas stuff or know anyone that does? I need gifts for an up coming bday.
post #26 of 36
ACK! we just moved, so it's in a box in my daughter's room at the moment!

I know for sure I have like 6-8 engines that the kids won't miss--they do look played-with, not perfect. I do not have a Thomas, except the golden edition that my kids will not part with!

If anyone's still interested, PM me!
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post #28 of 36
We ended up getting a train table second hand. We paid $20 for it. After about 2 hrs of cleaning it looks brand new. My DS is 2.5 and plays w it every day-several times per day. I debated getting one because we really don't have alot of room but I don't regret getting it for one second. I would keep checking craigslist- I saw a ton of great buys over the past 8 months.
post #29 of 36
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Originally Posted by Carita View Post
Wouldn't you know, those are the ones we have (and we only have a few)!!

And thank you to the pp who is offering the Thomas engines for sale - my awesome mother who is Grandma Supreme has basically hooked us up thanks to some Michael's and TRU coupons, but thank you
post #30 of 36
I'm curious... is there a way to find out if second-hand trains were part of the recall? My son is an addict, too, but I've been hesitant to buy used.
post #31 of 36
I just got a train table for $20 on craigslist- solid wood, its very nice! He is ecstatic. Im curious about the secondhand trains as well.
post #32 of 36
i remember sending back several trains that were part of the recall. i'm pretty positive that the only one affected were those with red paint.

i was bummed that i sent back three and i only got one engine back in return--"as a gift", supposedly!
post #33 of 36
If you're really into brand names, here's a good deal.

Thomas Train Set
post #34 of 36

I live in Orange County California and I am getting rid of some extra wooden Thomas Trains, tracks and destinations. Discounted prices (great used condition), if interested, please call 951-314-4412.

post #35 of 36

Krystal, if you have any more thomas stuff, i would love some prices.let me know.

thanks
 

post #36 of 36

We bought non-Thomas only but based on my experience with my sister's Thomas stuff, the new stuff in stores is a sad, sad joke compared to the older stuff. Lots of plastic and electronic lights and very little wood. At least the old stuff was durable and mostly wood. You can buy the older line at CL, garage sales, or ebay but I wouldn't recommend it. Thomas has had MASSIVE RECALLS for lead and other contaminates and you should assume anything old is contaminated.

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