Thirtyeight years of toymaking experience show in these smoothly sanded wooden train cars. You'll see my love of small details in a sliding door on the box car, an opening gate on the
circus car, a drive-away automobile on the auto car, giraffes that hop out and
a working hook on the crane car. Most train cars
have movable and/or removable parts and are assembled with wooden dowels, not screws or nails. All are designed for children to manipulate and explore, but durable enough to stand up to the most energetic play. Click on any single image below to see a larger, more detailed picture that shows the care I take in making each car. I include at least 8 hardwoods in
each train, (Sugar Maple, Tulipwood, Beech, White Ash, Red Oak, Hickory, Black Cherry, Elm
and Black Walnut often appear). Many people begin by purchasing a few train
cars and rekindle a child's enthusiasm each birthday or
holiday with additional cars. Each 10 inch long car has a leather hitch
as shown and is finished with safe to eat/food grade Walnut Oil.
Each train car is $37.00, except the
Piggy-back which is $43.00.
Orders ship FREE to 48 U.S. States.
Consider my train car-a-month club.
I will ship
one car each month wherever you like for as long as you
like. Imagine the delight when a child receives
a new present in the mail each month. After the first two or
three they begin to anticipate each month's new arrival,
often pestering mom or dad with questions like, "When is that delivery truck coming back with a new train car?" Arrival often results in an excited phone call. The cost including U.S. shipping is $38.00 per month, billed to
your charge card.
Learn about the toymaker and see all my hardwood toys at Woodentoy.com Or listen to my rather ancient interview on PBS's - To the Best of Our Knowledge.
A cute youtube video featuring my train
Our California boys love their Wisconsin hardwood toys - including what has become a very long string of the wooden trains. When not being hitched together and run under the table, through a tunnel of spread-apart legs, and then around the kitchen and into the living room, the trains are housed on the bottom shelf of a bookcase in our family room. Adult guests often see them and remark on what gorgeous objects they are - but visiting kids know instinctively that they are to be enjoyed, not just admired from across the room! Particular favorites are the giraffe car and the circus wagon, both of which have housed their fair share of animals of all sorts, and also the fire fighter car, which sometimes doubles as a dog on a leash. We've been so pleased with these trains, as well as the block set, that the side effect has been a frustration with the quality of other toys - especially other toys made of wood. They don't fit together or feel the same in your hand. These are real treasures and our family will enjoy them for years to come.