When I was searching for a train set for my son, I found GeoTrax Grand Central Station from the makers of V-Tech. Not only is this a great remote controlled train set, it can keep my three-year-old busy for hours! I love that the train set shows him how to maneuver a remote control to move forward or backwards and how to construct different layouts for the tracks.
One unique feature of this train set is that you can add on to it. If you purchase additional train track pieces, you can make a bigger, more intricate design with your child. I actually want to go look for more tracks so I can try my hand at constructing a cool layout! All of the pieces are made of hard plastic, and the tracks easily snap together. You can continuously pull them apart and snap them together in different layouts without breaking any of the tracks. Guard rails are provided for those downhill curves as well, so your train doesn't go flying off the track.
Included in Grand Central Station was a short DVD, which my son absolutely adores! It has two episodes that last about eleven minutes and a television short. To me they are corny, but for a young child, they will want to watch their train ride on all the different train layouts in the city. My six-year-old daughter even watches!
If I were to look for any train set for my child, GeoTrax Grand Central Station would top my list!