Might as well add my Christmas present help post
We are strongly considering buying Ben a train table for Christmas. We really don't have the space but he loves it so much that we are willing to deal with it for a few months.
Anyway, any recommendations that don't cost as much as the actual Thomas table? We are looking at this one, it actually includes all that you see. http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11766021