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Are Ikea wooden train tracks compatible with other types e.g. Brio?

(9 Posts)
NoHotAshes Sun 16-Aug-09 18:15:20

I'm just wondering whether in true Ikea style they will be non-standard sizes!

TheWolfHasNoCommentForTheDM Sun 16-Aug-09 18:16:22

Yes they are but they're more flimsy than other brands IME.

CybilLiberty Sun 16-Aug-09 18:16:29

Yes I think they are. Why not take a piece of Brio along and see next time you go.

snickersnack Sun 16-Aug-09 18:20:30

I looked into this and MN consensus was you sometimes have to force them together, so not ideal for little ones. In the end, we bought a lovely set from John Lewis which was great value and goes perfectly with Brio

kathyis6incheshigh Sun 16-Aug-09 18:20:46

They are compatible. The difference is that Brio are solid wood but with IKEA the connectors are plastic (which actually makes them more flexible as you can take them out and put them on different pieces).

AnybodyHomeMcFly Sun 16-Aug-09 18:23:30

We have both and they work together ok-ish but often the join isn't that great. However Ikea works well on its own and is loads cheaper than brio.

TheChilliMooseTalksNonsense Sun 16-Aug-09 18:30:26

Yes they do work together. I actually prefer the Ikea track.

pugsandseals Fri 28-Aug-09 19:30:17

I didn't think the Ikea ones did? Tescos ones do though- we have loads!

LilianGish Fri 28-Aug-09 19:38:08

Yes they are - but some Brio trains don't fit under Ikea bridges.

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