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Ikea wooden train track – does it fit Brio or Bigjigs Railway?

Ikea wooden train track – does it fit Brio or Bigjigs Railway?

In this article we look at the wooden train set sold by Ikea and check to see whether it fits with Bigjigs railway, Brio or any of the other leading brands. Firstly we have to say it is fantastic value. Sold under the name of Lillabo, Ikea offer a basic 20 piece set for £7.99 and a pack of 10 track pieces for just £4.99. The track pieces seem to be made of beech, which isn’t cheap. As the old…

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John Crane Rail Track – Does it fit with Brio ?

John Crane Rail Track – Does it fit with Brio ?

As we know, Bigjigs Rail and Brio wooden railway track and trains are compatible.  (For full details see our article about these two brands).  What about extra track from the John Crane Branching Out (now Tidlo) range?  Will this fit with either or both?  Mulberry Bush have a large selection of track pieces of various lengths and shapes from various brands.  The photo below shows pieces of John Crane track connected to a section of Bigjigs Rail track connected in…

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Is it Compatible with Brio part 2

Is it Compatible with Brio part 2

In this short article we demonstrate that Bigjigs Railwaytrack and accessories are fully compatible with Brio.  Brio, from Sweden, is generally used as the yardstick for compatibility as the company was the first manufacturer of wooden railway in Europe, introducing their first sets in 1957.  The name Brio has come to be synonymous with wooden railways, but now of course there are numerous manufacturers. Bigjigs Rail and Brio track pieces fit perfectly, and one brand is virtually indistinguishable from the…

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Is it compatible with Brio ?

Is it compatible with Brio ?

Mulberry Bush sell loads of Bigjigs Rail wooden trains, train sets and accessories – and other brands too – but one question we are often asked is “Is it compatible with Brio?”.  The simple answer is yes, and indeed so much has Bigjigs rail grown over the last few years – to the extent that they may well now be the market leader – that the question now ought to be “Is it compatible with Bigjigs Rail?” Another conversation we…

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