My kids can play with a train table at a toy store for hours. The train table at home? It's usually used to pile up stuff and then push it on the floor. Makes for a good seat too.
I decided to take a tip from the toy store and glue the track down. We lost a lot of use out of the table and the tracks by doing this but so far it's been nice not have to clean up. Plus it's actually getting used, for how long I don't know but I like it so far.