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ABOUT: My youngest nephew got into BigJigs half way through the year and plays with his bigjigs train set quite a lot. In fact when he comes over to Nanny & Granddad’s house he always brings it with him and I often have to make him a track for his trains and all his other bigjigs track pieces and accessories. He received this Double Engine Shed for Christmas and has enjoyed adding it to his track so that he can park the trains when he is not playing with them. This wooden shed has room for two engines and comes complete with a piece of splitter track to direct each engine to its resting place. The main colour of the engine shed is a lovely bright red colour with detail such as green doors painted onto the sides and windows. The roof to the shed is a bright blue colour and has a tile pattern painted on in black. The roof actually comes detached which enables children to make any repairs that need to be made to the trains whilst in the shed. This item should fit with most other major wooden railways tracks. The shed is suitable for ages 3 years upwards and is approximately 270mm in height.
PRICE: This was purchased from Amazon for £9.99.
PLAYING: The splitter track is easy to connect to the shed and to other parts of the wooden track. The shed is painted with lovely, bright colours which appeals to younger children and it's made very well. As soon as the splitter track and shed was connected up to the rest of the wooden track my nephew wasted no time in getting two engines inside the shed. My nephew is able to push the engines in and out of the shed easily without any help. Although the roof to the shed does comes off we only tend to take this off when storing it and when my nephew plays with his bigjigs set the roof stays on the shed. The roof does come off easily and can simply be placed back on again with very little effort. When I play with my nephew he allows me to have a space in the engine shed for the train I am playing with. Although this isn't the most played part of my nephew bigjigs track he does like putting trains in there and then playing with some other vehicles. He always goes back to the shed later to play with the trains again. Although this has been well played with it hasn't sustained any damaged to it yet and to be honest I don't think it will show any signs of wear or damage for a long time yet. If the shed is dropped them the paint may become a little damaged and so might the wood but I suspect the only other damage to the shed will be through playing with it.
OVERALL: This is a lovely engine shed and one that I recommend.
Double Engine Shed