NEW! 611 Engine & Tender
This long awaited toy is finally here! Virginia Museum of Transportation is thrilled to announce the debut of our new 611 wooden toy engine and tender. Compatible with all major brands of wooden trains, our 611 toy will delight children and adults as well. This toy is an absolute must for all who love trains and love the 611!
Engine and tender together are about 8 inches long and 2 inches high. Fun for children ages 3 years and older, one-piece hardwood body, non-toxic child proof paint. Made exclusively for the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
Posted by Unknown on 5th Nov 2019
Glad to own something related to the 611, I only wish this was being sold at the Strasburg Railroad too during the N&W Steam Reunion. At least I have this to go with my SBRR No. 90 Wooden Train for collection reasons.
The only problem I find on this toy that really bothers me the most is how the detail printing on the front of the nose that has the number plates and the headlight is not correctly aline in the right spot. Mine looks as if it's staring up and not centered in the middle as it's suppose to be like the real 611. I just wish that this problem was fixed so that it doesn't look sloppy on ALL the other Wooden Engines.
Other than that, everything else overall looks fantastic on it and I'm very pleased to own this little wooden engine in my life. Thank you for this amazing item that everyone else loves.
Posted by Matthew Funk on 20th Mar 2018
Beautiful wooden 611 is compatible with my son’s other Thomas and Brio wooden trains. Short wheelbase is great for going around curves and up and down inclines. I only wish there were accompanying coaches too. This is my son’s new favorite train.
Posted by Unknown on 15th Mar 2018
An item my son has been waiting for for several years. He says it is one of the best wooden trains he owns (and he has a lot of them). The detail is great.
Posted by dan on 2nd Mar 2018
Great quality and attention to detail, Bought this for my nephew and he LOVES it! Wish it came with coaches to follow as well, but all around a great toy!
Posted by Stirling R. Callahan (ravenhawk6910) on 2nd Mar 2018
For many years growing up as a child I was a fan of wooden trains and had several from brands such as Thomas & Friends, Brio, and Whittle Shortline.
Though some were clearly ment to be just toys, the best ones were the ones that looked like real trains.
For many years I had wish that the 611 would be made as a wooden "model" (if you will); And now, at last, here we are!
The model comes packaged in a window box which features both the VTM logo and the Heritage Wooden Railway logo.
The back of the box features a nice photo of the J and some "stats and facts" about the engine.
Getting the model out of the box the engine is a great piece with lines that fit the real 611 perfectly. A lot of the details on the model, mostly on the nose and top, are printed on. These could possible chip off with play, but the model itself will easily be able to stand up to years of play or even sitting on a shelf if you are buying this as a collectible item, which I myself have purchased it for.
For the price you pay this is a great little toy/model of my favorite streamlined engine that I've wanted to see in wooden form since I was little.
Maybe one of these days VTM could look at a wooden N&W 1218 and 1776 to go with this little J perhaps?
Should you get this? YES!
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Mar 2018
Now I have to dig out my 22 year old son’s Brio and Thomas sets, and borrow someone’s grandkids so I can play with them.