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Carlson's Precision Farm Toys
Judging by his precision custom farm toys, Verl Carlson likely planted those straight rows when he farmed. Verl started collecting scale model farm toys in the late ... H.J. Parish learned that the Great Western Railroad Company was building a railroad ...
Walthers remains a giant in the world of model railroading
In 1899, 7-year-old Bill Walthers received his first toy train for Christmas. He became instantly smitten with the set, so much so that he got an infected blister on his thumb from long stretches of play and had to undergo a minor surgery. His parents ...
Model train show draws 1,500 to Kingston
KINGSTON — The mid-Hudson's love affair with trains both big and small is chugging along strong. The evidence is the line to get into the Kingston Model Train and Railroad Hobby Show that snaked ... 11,000 square feet of toy trains, tracks and memorabilia.
The Great Scale Model Train Show
Now in it’s 28th year, it is the largest model ... toy trains by offering additional accessories to go with their sets. These included extra track, rolling stock, and buildings. Then came the development of the electric train-- a new hobby ...
Model railroad enthusiasts to converge on Wenham
The Wenham Museum's annual railroad hobby ... model train layout set in a snow-covered village. "Train Time 16" boasts 15 operating model layouts in G-, O-, HO-, N- and Z-gauges, railroad artifacts, memorabilia, large-scale models, and antique toy trains.
MODEL RAILROADING, ROMANTICS' HOBBY
He - 98 percent of model railroaders are men - is a different animal than the collector of antique toy trains ... a microcosm of the railroad as it once was. While many are drawn to the field from a sense of nostalgia, the craft is no child's ...