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Friday, 1 July 2011

John Crane's "The City of London Train Set"


After having just returned from London after attending the Cybermummy Conference last weekend, it seemed particularly apt to be reviewing John Crane's Branching Out 50 piece City of London Train Set! 

Central London by John Crane!!
The wooden train set included tracks, a bridge, a three carriage train, other vehicles including an iconic black cab and double decker bus, London landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and a working London Eye.

The set provides a wonderful scene for floor play, encouraging imaginative ideas as the City of London is brought to life.  It is recommended for ages 3 and up, but 2 year old Freddy loves playing with it.  It develops hand-eye co-ordination and problem solving skills.  Kizzy is now 8 and she had great fun naming the famous buildings.  It is an excellent educational toy.

Perfect for little hands.
Everything was well made with great attention to detail and was perfect for little hands.

Choo Choo!!!
The John Crane train sets are compatible with other brands of wooden train track making them great value and versatile.  The City of London set can be added to or is a perfect stand alone train set.

Next stop, The London Eye!!
I was particularly impressed that the cardboard box was sturdy enough for the train set to be packed back into for storage.


The City of London Train Set by John Crane is currently available for £34.79 from the Wooden Toyshop. That is such good value for a toy that will last for years!

*I was sent the train set as part of the Craniac review program*

2 comments:

  1. This little train set is just great. The buildings of london with the bus and taxi are a touch of genius. I will admit I rather enjoyed laying out the track and then setting the buildings and stuff in and around it. Good one for dads to join in with.

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  2. This looks like a fab train set... i want to get my little boy one for christmas and this looks like it could be a contender! Love John Crane stuff xx

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