Hello and welcome!
This blog was conceived in 2013 with the hope that it might spur some interest in a very interesting and unique hobby that some would say has enjoyed better days.
I originally got interested in collecting old toy trains not too long ago because I have always loved antiques. Be it old houses or furniture or anything that is old and has history. Pieces that tell a story.
Why not toys? Antique toys….
I set out to build a collection of prewar toy trains that would offer a reasonable representation of the major prewar manufacturers…from around the world.
Today, my train collection consists of around 400 pieces…an eclectic mixture of prewar O gauge pieces from the 1850s to 1940 along with a selection of obscure larger gauge pieces.
The links along the right hand side of every page on this site lead to individualized pictures and information on most of the pieces in this collection.
You can browse the gallery of all the items in one place here
If you wish to contact me, you can email me here
I do apologize for the ads that may appear on this blog. WordPress lets me use their service for free if they put up ads.
Additional links that may be useful to anyone collecting or considering collecting toy trains:
- Links of Interest
- Model Train Glossary
- Prewar Model Train Manufacturers
- Train Shows & Museum Pictures
- Where to buy Vintage Toys
- Where to Buy Vintage Trains
- Wish List