In Germany in 1947, our family followed my father who was serving in the United States Army, I was 13. For Christmas, my brother, sister and I got the most complete electric train I had ever seen. It had all the cars the tiny engine could pull and lots of track. It was wonderful! Only my first set of snow skis could pull me away from it. I do not know if this set will be as much pleasure for you and your kids (or grandkids), but I sure hope so!