Some articles on toy trains, trains, toy, train:
... The earliest toy trains date from the 19th century and were often made of cast iron ... Some of these trains used clever methods to whistle and smoke ... Toy trains were revolutionized when Märklin, a German firm that specialized in doll house accessories, sought to create an equivalent toy for boys where a ...
... Lionel's first train, the Electric Express, was not intended for sale to consumers, but rather, as a storefront display ... started approaching store owners about buying the trains instead, prompting Lionel to begin making toy trains for the general public ... Lionel's earliest trains were larger than the sizes commonly available today, running on two-rail track with the rails 2⅞ inches apart ...
Famous quotes containing the words trains and/or toy:
“Conventions, at the present moment, are really menaced. The most striking sign of this is that people are now making unconventionality a social virtue, instead of an unsocial vice. The switches have been opened, and the laden trains must take their chance of a destination.”
—Katharine Fullerton Gerould (18791944)
“Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection. Nature never became a toy to a wise spirit.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)