If you have kids or have seen kids, you’ll know kids like them some toy train rails. Three companies are selling bits specifically designed to create tracks that are compatible with Thomas the Tank Engine sets. The original tracks and toys are amazingly and disgustingly expensive but obviously building your own could cost you more in heartache and pain than going to Toys’r’Us ever could. Toolmonger has links to each manufacturer although they recommend using MLCS’ kit to ensure compatibility. Good luck and send me a mess of tracks when you make them. My boy wants to recreate the NYC subway system in cheap Ikea train tracks and we can’t get enough wood to build the D line. $98.95 for the whole bit set.