The Starter set comes with the motorized Thomas train, the train station and a complete track layout. You need to get a 1 AA battery for the train. This is a perfect train set for beginners and it is very easy to assemble. In fact, the starter set of Thomas The Train is one of the best toys to engage toddlers when you are inside home, especially if they like toy trains. But I really do not know any kids who do not like trains. When we visited my cousin's home, we took this train set for his children as well and they too loved it! It was wonderful to watch all the kids playing together. One of the kids was eight years old and he was also too excited to play with it, which proves kids do not get bored of this any time soon.
Initially, I was not very sure whether girls would also love this train set. But to my surprise, my cousin's daughter who is the same age of my son too loved playing with this! Later I could see myself that all the girls who I saw playing with this, loved it just like the boys.
This toy is also a suitable gift for toddlers, for any occasion be it birthday or new year or Christmas or whatever time, as I am sure this train set will never fail to impress the young ones.
You can also get more trains and extensions for this existing starter set, which is very much compatible and can be connected together in many different ways. After one more year, at 4 years of age my son still loves his train set and even bring it for playing when other kids come to our home.