Imaginarium City Central Train Set Assembly Instructions.

The title of the post is what I googled when the entire track to our new train set was disassembled due to a spilled milk incident, and I couldn’t find the instructions in the house.  AND THEY WERE ALSO NOWHERE TO BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET.  I remembered thinking “the manufacturer will have these online – probably with an instructional video” when I carelessly put them in a “safekeeping” place.  But the night was so long, and putting the thing together was so exhausting, I didn’t have a CLUE where they were when I needed to re-assemble the train set that took me an hour to figure out on Christmas Eve. (note: it took me an hour to figure out how the tracks were supposed to be assembled, it took my sweet husband about 2 hours to put together the parts & table.)

SO- lucky you. I found the instructions, and I have taken a photo. So, if I ever lose them again, I can find this post. And hopefully, other desperate moms/dads/caretakers will find this too and be able to use them.  Update: I actually took out the entire middle part of the track and it’s just one large loop.  He plays the trains more and take it apart less now. Click here for the picture/post of my “redesign”

Imaginarium City Central Train Set Assembly Instructions - Parts

Imaginarium City Central Train Set Assembly Instructions – Parts (click a few times to make this image really big)

Imaginarium City Central Train Set Assembly Instructions - Layout

Imaginarium City Central Train Set Assembly Instructions – Layout (click a few times to make this image really big)


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  1. [email protected]

    January 15, 2012 at 4:10 am

    You are just wonderful!!! We purchased this train table for Christmas and in the hoopla of it all we lost the instructions. One of the kids, Mr. NOT ME, took all the tracks apart and for several days it just sat. My little niece asked me to put it back together and finally found your site with the instructions and display of what the pieces looked like. AHHHH together in no time. Thanks

    1. jayne

      November 9, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Do you know where I can buy missing train track trestle bridge parts?

  2. Caitlin

    January 17, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    You saved the day in our house today! We recently moved and despite my careful taping of the train table instructions into the table drawer, they wound up missing at our new house. You’re right – the instructions were nowhere to be found on the manufacturer’s website. Thanks so much – we had the tracks back in order in minutes thanks to you!!!

  3. Hatton

    January 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I’m so glad I was able to save the day 🙂  

  4. Meg

    February 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Oh you are my new hero! I’ve been searching for what feels like forever and had just about given up. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  6. James

    March 19, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Awesome! Thank-you very much. Got the train for my son last Christmas and so happy you had the instructions online. Thanks again!

  7. Tracy

    April 10, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I have the instructions but that is the least of my worries. This train set falls apart too easily and I found myself constantly repairing it. Well no more, I brought some Gorilla glue and glued that bad boy down, except for the pieces that had batteries. The directions are a lifesaver and so is the glue;)

  8. Heather

    April 15, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    SO FUNNY! I cant find mine either! it took like 45 minutes to put the table together and 2 hrs of nearly killing each other on xmas eve setting up the tracks lol.. To make life EASIER I labled the ends of all the track pieces (i.e. A,B,C, etc) this way when we have to put it back up i just easily sort by letter and then can stack right away…… seperating the pieces by picture and letter is what really take the mst time. Thank you for thinking about us!

    1. 3Littlebirds

      January 21, 2015 at 3:52 pm

      That is truly genius. I’m going to label mine now, too!! I just bought mine secondhand, which means it came with no instructions, and labeling the pieces will be godsend for not only me, but if I decide to sell them someday. Thanks for sharing your tip!!

  9. adrienne

    May 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    ooh thank you thank you!! we’ve been searching for weeks for the instructions and having the pieces all messy has been killing me!! so clever!! thank you!

  10. dan

    June 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for the layout!

  11. heidi

    July 28, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    brillant! was just wondering how i could save my sanity whenever having to redo this again…and again…and again….

  12. heidi

    July 28, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    thank you for these instructions! I too left them in safe keeping but after staying many hours on christmas early morning NO IDEA where they are now. thank you!

  13. Kim

    August 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I love you for this. We’re in the same situation of not being able to fid the instructions, which I clearly remember carefully placin somewhere. 😉

  14. Karen

    August 29, 2012 at 2:50 am

    We just purchased this train table. The bridge is supposed to light, but I cannot find a battery compartment on the bridge. Would you mind sharing with me where it is located? Thank you!

    1. Moma3

      December 27, 2012 at 2:12 am

      Did you ever find the battery compartment for the suspension bridge? I can’t find ours either…!

  15. Mo

    October 20, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    YAY! Thank you so much for these!!!!

  16. colleen

    November 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you for posting this! I thought we were sunk. Now we move onto the task of making sure we still have all the pieces to make this set up possible. He’s been really good about “what happens on the train table stays on train table” but I wouldn’t be suprised if 90% through the project we end up finding out we’re missing one crucial piece. Fingers crossed!

  17. Brandy

    December 29, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    We can’t find our battery compartment for the suspension bridge either!

  18. Julie

    January 1, 2013 at 7:32 am

    We got this train table for my son for Christmas. He had NO IDEA that it even disassembled until a frisky little 2 year old girl was over with her mom for a New Year’s eve party. She showed him exactly how to destroy in about 3 seconds flat and I had no clue how to put it all back. Thanks so much for posting the diagram. I think I will be gluing the pieces down this time!

  19. Mary

    February 20, 2013 at 12:52 am

    I noticed the other day that the bridge has what looks like lights. But is there a place for batteries?
    Does the tunnel work too? We put batteries in but it isn’t working. My son loves this table just hoping for a few answers.

    1. Hatton Gravely

      February 21, 2013 at 3:32 am

      The bridge makes a noise when the trains go through it – but the tunnel with the helicopter thing on top does not make noise or have lights!

  20. Rich

    March 7, 2013 at 1:09 am

    …why on earth are these instructions so hard to find? I’m not sure what company makes this train set but makes no sense? I’m searched and Googled all different things but there’s only a couple of blogs or other personal sites who have posted! Any way, after my little rant, I’d like to say thanks as I now need to go and rebuild my 2 year old sons train set! Cheers!

  21. Jen

    March 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Thank you so much! Was sure I taped these instructions in the drawer…but they were missing! Made a huge project simple and we can love our train set again….

  22. patty

    April 15, 2013 at 1:50 am

    does anyone know what is inside the McColl’s Farm Apple Cart?  It has two weird headed screws on the bottom of this box, and rattles when i shake it.

  23. Ashley

    May 13, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    ACK! Thank you for posting this!!! We bought this setup 2 years ago and I also put them in safekeeping. The box is in storage now and that means more time to put it together until I would dig them out. You saved me a big hassle! THANK YOU!!!! 

  24. Harmony L.

    August 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    thanks so much your a life saver!

  25. Tanya

    August 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Hello, do u have the instructions to set up the table part of it? Thank u so much

  26. Chuan

    September 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Thank you for doing this! Saved me a lot of time!

  27. Megan

    November 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Anyone have yet to find where batteries for bridge go? Sad that ours doesn’t light up or make sound! Please please reply if you have the answer. And like everyone else has said, your instructions saved the day…thanks a million for posting them!!!

    1. Gina

      November 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      I just got off the phone with the the customer the Customer Service line and the woman I spoke with said the bridge on the City Central train table does not light up, even though online on Amazon and Toys R Us is specifically states that it does. Apparently on the older models, they made it to light up, but the latest one they removed the battery compartment and left the lights on it which is why it looks like it should light up. Makes absolutely NO sense and actually pisses me off because if I would’ve known, I would have just purchased the Rocky Mountain one.

      1. Sam

        November 13, 2013 at 6:43 pm

        On my table the battery compartment is on the underside of the bridge support base that has the speaker in the top. Turn the bridge upside down and it’s right there 🙂

  28. Shelly

    March 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you so much for posting these. Somehow we misplaced our instructions and my 5 year old was very upset that we couldn’t rebuild our train layout together, like we have so many times before. Luckily, I stumbled onto your website and there they were. Meltdown avoided. Thank you! Thank you! 🙂

    1. Hatton Gravely

      March 22, 2014 at 4:02 pm

      ha!! I’m glad I could help … although, ours has been disassembled so many times I don’t even build that bridge thing anymore!!

  29. Cookie

    March 26, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Hi! We have the City Central Station and our 2 1/2 year old “Hurricane Dominic” cannot keep from taking it apart and then “fixing” it. We are missing the support stand PART O which supports part of the bridge structure. We’ve looked all over. Do know where we can purchase it? Thank you.

    1. Hatton Gravely

      March 26, 2014 at 10:31 pm

      Hurricane Dominic haha! I do not know where to purchase parts… We are missing so many pieces I’ve given up attempting to put it back together the correct way!!

  30. Emily W

    April 19, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    THANK YOU!!! YOu are the best!

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    January 21, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you so much! I bought these pieces on a local fb selling page and would have had no idea how to put the tracks/pieces together if it weren”t for you! (i hope this isn’t all in caps- for some reason, my comment will only show in all caps even though i’m not in caps-lock)

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