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Best of British Train Sets

Best of British Train Sets

Did you know that the 3rd of October is Buy British Day? Established in 2014, Buy British Day is dedicated to championing British brands and businesses. Bigjigs Rail is a British family-run business with all products lovingly designed in Folkestone, Kent. Discover our favourite best of British trains and train sets below.

1. Mallard Battery Operated Train

mallard battery train

This toy train needs no introduction! Mallard was built by Sir Nigel Gresley in 1938 in Doncaster. The world’s fastest steam locomotive, Mallard rocketed its way to a world record, reaching speeds of 12 mph (200 kmph) - a record that it still holds today. Not only is the Mallard speedy, but stylish. Its iconic wedge shape and sky blue shade make it a real head-turner. Shop now

2. Flying Scotsman Train Set

flying scotsman train set

Is there anything more legendary than the Flying Scotsman? Arguably the world’s most famous locomotive, this green icon was built in 1923 for a cost of £7,944 (over £491,000 in today’s money). It was the first train to both travel the globe and reach 100 mph! This 42-piece wooden train set includes a Flying Scotsman train, a ticket office, houses, trees, cars, workers and village folk. Shop now

3. Black Five Engine

black five locomotive

Introduced in 1934 by the London, Midland and Scottish (LMS) Railway, the Black Five was a mixed-traffic locomotive designed by Sir William Stanier. It was such a popular and versatile engine that over 840 were built and could be seen across the UK railway networks. Our replica comes with steam pipes, domes, handrails, smoke box door style and the 4-6-0 wheel arrangement. Shop now

4. Town and Country Train Set

town & country train set

Did you know there are around 1,186 towns in the United Kingdom? Inspired by two quintessentially British landscapes, our 87-piece Town and Country Train Set is the best of both worlds. Little train drivers can experience the buzz of the busy town and the peace of the countryside as they chug past the town station, woodland, river, and country store. Features wooden houses, figures, trees, cars and more. A fantastic way to keep little ones entertained for hours on end. Shop now

5. Rocket Engine

Stephenson's rocket

Reminiscent of a bygone era, Stephenson’s Rocket was built in 1829 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne by Robert Stephenson. It was impressive for its day, averaging 12 miles an hour with a top speed of 30 mph.  It was the world’s first inter-city passenger railway line and used boiler and blast-pipe technology. Its bright yellow colour makes it a standout piece on any wooden train set. Shop now

6. Farm Train Set

farm train set

There are around 192,000 farms in the UK, with 20% of these farms having 250 acres of land - wow! For the little farm lover in your life, we have our 44-piece Farm Train Set. It comes packed with lots of farmyard favourites, such as a farm train engine with two colourful carriages, apple orchards, a duck and pond, animals, hay bales and much more. Shop now

Bigjigs Rail

Bigjigs Rail has been inspiring young minds with our wooden railway range since 2005. Part of the Bigjigs Toys family, Bigjigs Rail remains a British family-run business to this day. Our talented team of UK-based designers ensure all our wooden trains and train sets are made and tested to the highest standards, using using child-safe paints

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