The Antique Toy Train Collector

a blog about old toys and trains from a collector in Canada

My Train Room – In Pictures


tarins_main

When I started this adventure I was able to display my train collection in the living room, even going so far as to build a wall unit with glass shelves to hold the trains. This was great for the first eight locomotives but when it went beyond that I was asked to move to the basement!

We live in a townhouse and the main room in the basement is approximately 500 square feet.  I asked my wife if I could use all of the wall space and she said yes…so I eagerly took the opportunity!

The pictures in this gallery were last updated on : February 5, 2019
Clicking on the images will open a larger picture.

DSC_0614

DSC_0616.JPG
In the picture below:

Large scale trains from Gauge 1 to Gauge 3 from Voltamp, Carlisle & Finch. Knapp,  Beggs, Ives and Elektoy from America and Marklin, Schoenner and Bing from Germany. Most of the trains displayed in this picture are over 100 years old, making them truly antique.

DSC_0617
In the picture below:
Ives trains from the early 1900s to the 1930s.
DSC_0621.JPG
In the picture below:

I have also acquired a few “non-train” pieces over the past few years, simply because I could not resist the “look”, the patina, the history of these early toys.

The horse-drawn fire equipment and the cast iron trains on the shelves in the picture below are  representative of the types of toys made by various manufactures in the late 1800s.

DSC_0622

DSC_0635

DSC_0636

DSC_0637

DSC_0638

DSC_0639

DSC_0640

In the picture below:
Some early unusual trains from Bing, JEP, Issmayer, Hess, Carpenter and FV.

DSC_0623

In the picture below:
Early live steam locomotives with cars from Schoenner, Carette and Bing along with some early hand painted Marklin pieces from early 1900s.

DSC_0625
In the picture below:
German made trains from the 1930s from Marklin.

DSC_0626
In the picture below:

DSC_0642

DSC_0628.JPG
In the picture below:

DSC_0629.JPG

DSC_0630.JPG

In the picture below:

DSC_0632.JPG

In the picture below:
DSC_0633

DSC_0634

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “My Train Room – In Pictures

  1. I see you have some very exceptional toy trains. It was a good decision on your part to collect only the very best trains that you could and you have done famously. I see many hard to find trains that you have “found” and you are to be commended. Keep on going. Thanks for the look see.
    Richard Sappelli, TCA, LCCA. Penna.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: