Toy Trains

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Lionel Corporation - History - Pre-war Era
... 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 ...
Toy Train - History
... 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 constant revenue stream could be ensured by ...

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    That not much is really sacred.
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