Written by Liza Hartung
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I'm sure there are many of you out there who knew exactly what a roundhouse was before you stumbled upon this page. Personally, I had no clue. For those of you like me, I'll let you in on some information. Yes, if your child loves Thomas the Tank Engine and he or she is standing next to you right now jumping up and down saying, "I know! I know! I know!" They probably do.

A roundhouse is a place where locomotives, commonly known as trains, are stored and traded out. That seems easy enough, huh? Your child may have one right now sitting in the playroom and you had no clue. Now, if your child does not have one, but does have a train set of one kind or another, I would suggest making this a little addition. It's almost a necessity when it comes to trains. Thomas the Tank Engine has quite a nice wooden set that you can pick up and use with all your Thomas and Friends toys.

The Train Cars are in the Roundhouse

Let's say you've got a more realistic train set than Thomas. Maybe it's electric and modeled in detail after actual train cars. It's still a good idea to have one of these storage systems. Actually, there is a model train company with the same name. Not only do they have the storage house, but the tracks and all kinds of trains. Of course, you can always look for a company that you are most comfortable with.

Since all train depots have one of these, most kids are going to want one, too. It's like having a stable for horses. You can't have My Little Ponies without a stable. It's just not right. Roundhouses are also a good place to store your trains when not in use. Yes, that's what they're used for in real life, so why not protect trains from other flying toys when not in use? It's a very fun and almost necessary accessory to have.

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