This is the fourth switch adapted train set we have added to the catalogue – we just like trains.

Switch adapted train set based on Marklin My World Eurostar high speed locomotive
Switch adapted train – Eurostar locomotive

This time it’s based around the ‘Marklin My World’ Eurostar, German ICE and French TGV high speed locomotives. The track set is a large figure of eight layout that sits on the top of a play mat.

Each set has a red handset controller that makes the train go forward or in reverse at three speed settings. It controls other functions such as sounds and lights as well as the emergency stop!

Switch accessible controller for Marklin My World train sets
Switch accessible controller

The handset is good but we though it likely the buttons on the controller may be too small for some children and with this in mind we set about building a switch accessible control box for switch users.

It’s easy to use: connect a single switch – any 3.5mm switch will be fine – to the control box and away you go. Connecting the switch turns on the battery power to the control box and the first switch press makes the locomotive go forwards. It continues until the switch is pressed again: that makes it stop.

The track sits comfortably on the play mat and the town and country scenes add interest and the possibility for imaginative play with improvised bridges, tunnels, houses, farm animals, trees etc.

Railroad play mat

Having two controllers in the box means a switch user and a sibling, friend or even a dad will be able to play together with this switch adapted train set. That must be good. Watch this short video to get a better idea of how it works and visit the webpage for more information.

These are the links to the German ICE and French TGV high speed locomotives on the website.

What do you think: is this the best ever switch adapted train set you have found on the web? Get in touch via our contact us page if you have any questions.

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