If you want a very unique train, Lego electric toy trains are something that will provide fun, education and even value to all the family as the older sets are now expensive collectors items and then new Lego sets are designed specially for kids who want to copy dad with his electric toy train .
Tim Bennett has placed a really great photo and video on his site of a typical Lego Electric toy train and you can also sign up for his free 10 day mini-course designed to show you how to make the perfect model train kit at
It took over six hours to assemble, and it took a small Lego electric train another four hours to make it from one end of the course to the other. And given the entire trip took place inside a gym, this is probably one of those rare cases where getting there really wasn't half the fun.
This is a great way to introduce kids into the railroad passion without damaging your very expensive collection and also there is a big adult collectors area who are also passionate about this brand. Lego electric toy trains even have their own scale; known as L-scale. The first Lego trains were sold in 1966 (Lego set number 080) and were push-along trains and had a nice bright blue rail.