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 ... Members of the public 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:
“The complaint ... about modern steel furniture, modern glass houses, modern red bars and modern streamlined trains and cars is that all these objets modernes, while adequate and amusing in themselves, tend to make the people who use them look dated. It is an honest criticism. The human race has done nothing much about changing its own appearance to conform to the form and texture of its appurtenances.”
—E.B. (Elwyn Brooks)
“The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
And the musket moulds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was new,
And the soldier was passing fair;
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
Kissed them and put them there.”
—Eugene Field (18501895)