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August 17, 2009

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Kidkraft land air sea train set table

Just after 7am this morning, Corbin woke up to a wonderful surprise – ergonomics!

Last night, around 8:30pm I drove 45 minutes to meet a man about a train table. $60 later, we were the proud owners of a Kidkraft Land, Air, Sea Train Table Set (minus a few pieces). These tables typically cost around $117 and the trundle drawers cost $52 each. So getting the set for $60 was a great deal. Throw in a train set and it’s a steal.

Now, as I mentioned, there were some missing pieces. Mostly loose accessories but there was one critical piece of the track that was missing but I should be able to get that from the manufacturer easily enough. In the mean time, I managed to Jerry-rig it last night so that Corbin could start playing this morning. He started at 7am and played with it non-stop until 9am when the spiral section failed. Julia cleaned up the destruction and he went right on playing until about 11am. Previously, he would only play for a few minutes because scooting around on the floor just isn’t much fun for a big kid like Corbin. Standing at a train table is the only way to go.

I’ll still keep my eyes open for more used tracks and accessories, but getting the train table is a big relief – for all of us.

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  • At 8:54 pm on August 17, 2009, adonis commented:

    So did you go into great detail about the benefits of ergonomics before letting him play, or was it a practical demonstration? ;)

    until 9am when the spiral section failed. Julia cleaned up the destruction

    You’re so blasé about major rail disasters. : P

  • At 6:55 am on August 18, 2009, archshrk commented:

    meh, it’s not like a building fell over.

  • At 1:46 pm on October 25, 2010, The Dark Space Train Station | archshrk pingbacked:

    […] giving him more layout space when friends come over or if he wants to play somewhere other than the train table. Combine this set with the deal I got a few months back and Corbin has a pretty respectable train […]

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