My 6 year-old is still obsessed with trains. He chose (obsessed over) this item and earned it by doing extra chores and earning stickers. He's been thrilled with it. He has started to say that it's time to move up to electric trains, but still plays with the wooden trains daily. My only concern is that the centre portion which turns has no means for securing it, and thus may get lost. It comes right out and just as easily goes back it.
Opportunities for train travel multiply when you hook up the Round-About Action Turntable to your track layouts. Knob rotates turntable to point your engines in the right direction! Compatible with other leading wooden train systems.