“Choo-Choo” Choosing the Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set

Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set

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I would not change our family dynamic for the world but it feels really good to finally be able to spend some alone time with our youngest.

Since he’s our last child he has been hit with a lot of hand-me-downs and toys are usually discarded by his siblings before they make their way to him, but we’ve been trying to change that.

Little Adventures, Big Fun

With our newfound alone time our preferred method of bonding is play. There is nothing like bringing out a new play-set to watch his eyes light up and this week we surprised him with the Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set. He kept repeating ‘choo-choo’ until we finally gave in and let him have fun.

Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set

Every time I think of Thomas the soundtrack automatically starts playing in my head. My oldest was around the same age as my youngest is now when he really started to ask for Thomas by name. Back then we waited for it to come on but mornings were spent learning life lessons while watching Thomas, Percy, Gordon and Emily solve problems together.

Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set

When I first saw the set I was scared that it would either a) be hard to put together or b) break fast ; neither turned out to be true.

Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set

Pulling inspiration from the Thomas & Friends™ Journey Beyond Sodor DVD (sold separately and subject to availability) this set comes with a motorized Thomas, cargo car, two cargo pieces, and full track layout with exciting cable bridge crossing, Steelworks shack, and cargo holder.

Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set

My son and I had the set put together and 2 AAA batteries installed in Thomas in 15 minutes and once his ‘choo-choo’ started to roll on the motorized railway he couldn’t control his shrieks of excitement.

Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Scrapyard Escape Set

I am already searching Walmart, Toys “R” Us and Amazon.ca for more of the TrackMaster™ train sets and expansion packs so that he can grow his ‘choo-choo’ tracks and continue living out his Thomas stories through imaginative train play. Plus it helps me get a few minutes of work done here or there and I will never say no to that.

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Judy Cowan
    November 1, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Looks like such a fun playset, I know my nephew would love it. He is big into Thomas right now.

  2. Lynda Cook
    November 1, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    Looks like a great set and my grandson would love this, I can see him playing with it always! I will have to go and find me one!

  3. Calvin F.
    November 1, 2017 / 2:58 pm

    This looks great, lots of fun this brings.

  4. Laurie P
    November 1, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    We got to play with this set briefly, impressive!

  5. Kristi F
    November 2, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Trains are so much fun for kids, this would make a great Xmas gift.

  6. Calvin F.
    November 3, 2017 / 3:48 pm

    Very nice playset that would make a fun gift.

  7. November 3, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    This Thomas and friends trackyard set would be the perfect gift for my little grandson.I am pretty sure he would love it.

  8. kristen visser
    November 4, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    wow that looks like a blast! my girls have lots of toys…one thing they dont have is a train set. a great thing to keep in mind for Christmas

  9. Leslie C
    November 5, 2017 / 11:37 pm

    Thomas has been around for a long time!!

  10. Heidi C.
    November 6, 2017 / 10:26 am

    My boys have several of these Thomas sets and i find them to be of generally good quality and well-enjoyed.

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    November 6, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    One of my grandsons is mad about Thomas the Train, he’d love this set. It certainly looks like a lot of fun. 🙂

  12. November 6, 2017 / 11:31 pm

    My little grandson would go wild over this Thomas and Friends trackmaster scrapyard escape set!

  13. Cheryl k
    November 7, 2017 / 4:22 am

    This looks like a great gift. I’ll have to keep in mind for my nephew 🙂

  14. loucheryl
    December 5, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    My youngest son would love this. He loves Thomas. He loves trains. Such a nice gift!

  15. Mike Gismondi
    December 9, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    My son used to love Thomas!

  16. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    December 23, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    I do enjoy watching a child get excited about a new toy, it’s wonderful to see their eyes light up. Will be happening again very soon with Christmas just around the corner. 🙂

  17. Darlene Schuller
    December 29, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    aww this looks like lots of fun & the perfect thing to keep at my house for when the littles come to visit.

  18. Debbie White Beattie
    February 17, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    This looks like a really great train set and I bet every little boy would get many hours of fun playing with this train set.

  19. kathy downey
    June 22, 2018 / 8:57 pm

    My grandson would have hours of fun with this set