I’ve been struggling with our train table for G’s Geotrax set. It’s great, but I’ve got two complaints and we were considering doing a diy train table for the kids’ Christmas gift as a result.
We ended up deciding not to after finding a couple solutions to our problem, but here’s a couple links to diy train tables that are awesome:
|This is the shallow tray it comes with.|
I think this is typical of all toy trains, but most of the tables don’t have nearly enough storage space for the amount of train tracks you may want to have. The Geotrax table came with a shallow bin that fits under one of the tables. It puzzles me because if the bin had been deeper, it’d be perfect. Or if they had a bin per section of the table, it’d be fine too. But it’s so shallow that just the tracks spill over and having train tracks everywhere drives me INSANE. I want to teach G to put things away but it’s a lot easier when there’s a place to put everything.
So there you have it… a way to utilize the Geotrax setup without making a whole new train table. Like I mentioned, we LOVE the trains… my son thinks they’re awesome and he’s finally old enough now at 2 yr old to put them together.
The bins I used are IRIS Clear Stacks under-bed storage and the dimensions are 20″Wx39″Dx6.5″H. I don’t see the exact ones on Amazon (I’ve had these for years), but this is a bit similar.