I've always wanted: A Christmas Train Set ~ the little lioness

I’ve always wanted: A Christmas Train Set

Gingerbread Train
Gingerbread train. Got the kit from Aldi last Xmas

I’ve always had a thing for trains. Loved going to see the model trains at the Newcastle Show, heading to Cessnock or Kurri for the steam trains and scaled sets… and loved that I got to catch the train to school for all those years (seriously, what’s more fun that the old electric trains with the open doors that you left open when flying through the Cardiff/Kotara tunnel?).

Old Toronto Station
The old Toronto Station. Not used since 1990. I used to catch the old diesel rattlers from Blackalls or Toronto to Fassi as a little ‘um to then catch the train to Sydney or Newcastle

One thing that I’ve always wanted is a Xmas train set. To run around the bottom of my tree. It would be completely awesome. I’ve never, however, wanted to outlay the hundreds for one I’d be happy with, and the others just disappoint….

Museum station, Sydney

Do you know of any awesome train sets I can buy online for this Xmas?? :D



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25 comments for “I’ve always wanted: A Christmas Train Set

  1. chrispycon
    November 18, 2010 at 7:39 am

    i love trains

    • November 18, 2010 at 9:21 am

      Shame about the lack of the here

  2. November 18, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Have you travelled on the Puffing Billy train in Melbourne? If not – you should! It travels through some gorgeous bushland in the Dandenongs :)

    • November 18, 2010 at 11:56 am

      I think I did when I was a kid.

  3. November 18, 2010 at 9:54 am

    sorry dont know of any train sets. I love the ginger bread train though! Was thinking of making something ginger bread soon

    • November 18, 2010 at 11:58 am

      Not sure I’m brave enough to bake my own :)

  4. November 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    My brother suggested we go see Puffing Billy when I visit him in Melb next month… methinks you’d enjoy it more than me! :P

    • November 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm

      I totally would :)

  5. November 18, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I’ve been looking for a decent train set for my nephew for Christmas, but all he wants it the Polar Express train set. Which of course is only available in the US, or for over $300 to ship to Australia :(

    • November 19, 2010 at 7:20 am

      I guess keep googling it and you might find it after xmas on sale?

  6. Gary
    November 19, 2010 at 6:13 am

    The train looks delicious

    • November 19, 2010 at 7:19 am

      yay for Aldi!

  7. November 19, 2010 at 7:28 am

    I have also always wanted a train set around the bottom of my xmas tree. This year is my son’s third christmas and I bought the cheap $50 train set from Aldi and I am putting it under the tree. It will be running on xmas morning.
    It’s not as awesome as some but my son will LOVE it. I can’t wait!!!

    • November 19, 2010 at 8:08 am

      And it’s good to get in young before he gets fussy like me :p

  8. November 19, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Awesome train gingerbread…I’d love to make this.
    Love your train station photos. Museum is one of my favourite underground stations.

    • November 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks hun, I love the station too :)

  9. November 19, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I hope Aldi is doing that train again this year. I want one!

    • November 19, 2010 at 10:48 am

      I’m sure they’ll have something equally as awesome direct from Europe!

  10. November 21, 2010 at 9:13 am
    • November 21, 2010 at 9:25 am

      indeed that IS cheap

  11. November 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

    I’d love a Lego train for under our tree. Combine two awesome things in one.

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