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Squirrel Tracks Wooden Trains

Squirrel Tracks Wooden Trains sells wooden toy trains from Maxim® and Thomas & Friends™.

Thomas & Friends Train CarsTrain SetsTrackTrain CarsBridgesAccessoriesTrackAccessoriesTrain SetsTrain TablesThomas & Friends Train Cars

Everything we sell is compatible and interchangeable with the
BRIO® and Thomas & Friends™ brands of wooden trains and accessories.

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Online Store
Pay by credit card, safely and easily, with our secure server. Orders usually ship the next business day. We are happy to gift wrap your presents and ship them for you. Free Shipping in the contiguous U.S. on orders over $99.99!
Information and Ideas for Learning and Playing with Wooden Trains
About Maxim® trains
Why should you buy from Squirrel Tracks?

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Pay by credit card, safely and easily, with our secure server. Orders usually ship the next business day. We ship anywhere in the U.S. or Canada (Please see Ordering Info and Shipping Charges for information on shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, APO/FPO addresses, and Canada). We are happy to gift wrap your presents and ship them for you. Free Shipping in the contiguous U.S. on orders over $99.99!

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We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

Please note: all products Squirrel Tracks Wooden Trains sells
are for children (and grownups) ages 3 and up.

The Busy Little Engine DVD“The Busy Little Engine™” DVD
“The Busy Little Engine™” (and his friend, Pig) on DVD. Winner of the 2007 Telly Award for Excellence in Children's Programming and Parenting Magazine's Best DVD, July 2006.
Train SetsTrain Sets
Train sets, train tables and table-and-set packages.
AccessoriesAccessories and Buildings
Roundhouses, container terminals, train stations, town sets, Farmer Mac’s Barn, rescue sets, fuel tankers, trees, and more!
TrackTrack
Curved track, straight track, switches, crossovers, adapter tracks, bridges, ascending track, tunnels, and more!
Locomotives and Train CarsLocomotives and Train Cars
Freight trains, passenger trains, express trains, animal trains, freight cars, passenger cars, and more!
Storage BinsStorage Bins
Medium and large storage bins for trains, track and accessories.
Gift ServicesGift Services
Gift Certificates, gift wrapping and gift cards.
FedEx Delivery ServicesDelivery Services
FedEx Express delivery and a full range of FedEx Home Delivery options.


Information and Ideas for Learning and Playing with Wooden Trainsback to the top

The Basics
How do wooden trains work? How do you connect the track? What does BRIO-compatible mean? And a brief, interesting history of wooden trains. This page gives you the fundamentals of wooden trains in a nutshell!
Layout Ideas
Here we discuss concepts and ideas for train layouts whether you are starting out slowly or adding to your railroad empire. We’ll also give you our thoughts on what you can do with an inexpensive set, how to make things fit in complex layouts (see the nifty little demonstration graphic), adding track and accessories for creative play, and more!
Layout Examples
On this page we show you some examples of interesting and fun layouts that can be put together using common track pieces that come with most any train set. At the bottom of the page you’ll find plans for most of the layouts pictured on our Train Sets page. The pictures, plans, and detailed explanations will give you great starting points for creating your own nifty layouts!
Free Train Table Plans
Free, complete plans and instructions for making your own train table out of a sheet of plywood and a bit of scrap 2”x4”. Our simple design makes it easy!
Books about Trains
A list of our favorite children’s books about trains and what we like about them. We recommend looking for these at your local library, but for your convenience we have also provided links so you can buy the books at the online booksellers Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Famous Squirrels
The inside scoop on the Eichhorn® squirrel, squirrels in popular culture, and a chance to win fame and fortune by answering one easy question!


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Like BRIO® and Thomas & Friends™, Maxim® trains, track and accessories conform to the “Vario-System” standard and are compatible and interchangeable with the other major brands.

Maxim® offers a lifetime guarantee on everything they make! Maxim Enterprise, Inc. backs up their excellent quality and workmanship with a lifetime guarantee on all their products. Chances are you’ll never have to take them up on the offer, but it’s nice to know they’ll be there if you need them. Please see our Money-Back Guarantee and Returns Policy for more about Maxim’s guarantee.


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“I thank you and yours at squirreltracks for an excellent product and great service. {thank you} x 1000.”
F.K., Norwalk, CT

“Thank You Desmond for the phone call and showing an interest in your customer. That kind of a relationship with a customer has long been forgotten in the world of business. Refreshing and very much appreciated, it’s pleasurable to do business with someone that cares.”
D.B., Henderson, NV

“I placed an order from you for the first time last month and was very impressed with your service - Everything was wrapped well and arrived so quickly.”
M.W., Fairfax, VA

“B. was so excited, he loves it. Thank you for your great service.”
C.F., Hampton, NY

“Thank you for such good service. Your prices are great too, by the way. This was a first purchase for us but I've bookmarked your site and hope to visit again soon.”
M.R., San Antonio, TX

Great prices! Since Maxim® does not have to support a heavy advertising budget or license well-known characters, their wooden trains cost less and still provide all the features, accessories and fun of the higher priced brands. And since Squirrel Tracks sells exclusively online, we can turn our lower operating costs into even greater savings for you!

Free Shipping in the contiguous U.S. on orders over $99.99! We waive our already low shipping charges on any orders over $99.99! Customers in Hawaii, Alaska or Canada receive a $10 discount on shipping charges for orders over $99.99. Please see Ordering Info and Shipping Charges for information on shipping to Hawaii, Alaska and Canada.

Quick shipping. Orders usually ship the next business day!

Superior customer service. Pa Squirrel grew up with a family-owned business founded on excellent customer service. Pa and Ma Squirrel continue that tradition in the digital age. We appreciate your business - even if you’re just “window shopping” - and we will always go the extra mile for you.

Your satisfaction is guaranteed! We think you’ll be delighted with all your Squirrel Tracks purchases. But for your peace of mind, we offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. You may, for any reason, return your purchases to us within 30 days for a full refund (minus shipping, of course). Please see our Money-Back Guarantee and Returns Policy for complete details.

Let us wrap and ship your gifts for you! You can select gift wrap or express delivery options in the Gift Services or Delivery Services sections of our online store. We will gladly ship items directly to your recipient at no extra charge. Everybody loves presents - and we love shipping presents!

Knowledgeable help from friendly people who know a lot about kids and trains. We spend a lot of time thinking about trains so you don’t have to. Please call or write us if you have any questions or comments.

Our offerings are always expanding. If you haven’t found what you’re looking for, please call or write us. If we can’t get it for you, we can probably connect you with someone who can.

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