Here’s a Way to Learn All about Trains
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This set doesn’t get all the attention it deserves. That’s probably because it looks so simple at first glance.
If you can get this All About Trains set with the DVD, you can use it to learn more about trains. If you can’t get the DVD, you’ll still have tons of fun with this train set.
One of the special things about this set, is the shiny silver train engine that is included. There are only a handful of GeoTrax sets that have a chrome-plated vehicle like this one.
As far as I know, this is the only one with and on/off switch on the engine itself. This means that there is no remote controller to pair with this self-propelled engine. This is similar to how the newer EZ Play Railway sets work.
I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. It’s similar to the newer EZ Play Railway sets (click to see at Amazon) that Fisher-Price produced after GeoTrax.
Obviously you can use a remote controlled train from another set with these pieces of track too.
What often is a boulder in other sets, is here considered a large lump of coal. You use it in conjunction with the coal loader to get the mineral into the coal car as it passes by the structure.
The yellow and gray gantry is the same as the one found in the Tracktown Railway set. Use it to move cargo crates on and off the cargo cars.
Actually, one of the best parts of this set is the track because you get so much of it. If you have even one more set with track pieces, you can really get creative with the layout designs.
This set was released in 2005 and discontinued in 2007.
A complete All About Trains set consists of the following items.
- Train Engine (Requires 3 AAA batteries)
- Cargo Car
- Coal Loader
- 4 Straight Rail Tracks
- 2 Large Curved Rail Tracks
- 4 Curved Rail Tracks
- Cross Track
- Crossing Gate
- Boulder (Coal)
- Cargo Crate
- Railroad Crossing Sign
- Yield Sign