I have fond memories as a little girl, of going to my grandparent's house to visit and playing with my uncle's train set. I'm not sure what I enjoyed most... setting up the little buildings or playing with the train itself.
Regardless, this miniature world excited me and delighted my imagination.
Several years ago, my husband heard my tales of playing with this long lost train set, so he surprised me with one at Christmas. It was perfect... a CN train, just like my uncle's. I set it up and played with it for a few weeks. However, a dog and a busy life caught up with me and I packed up the train. It stayed in its box until December of this year, when suddenly it occurred to me that my daughter might enjoy playing with my train.