Collaboration in the Developmental Years, 1891 – 1935

Frank Hornby of Liverpool, England began tinkering with tin toys in his home workshop and made toys for his sons starting in the 1899. Already by September of 1907, Hornby registered the brand “Meccano” and produced small construction sets with tin parts that could be use to construct various metal sculptures. The initial success of Meccano and the large demand

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Marklin SK 800 — Complete Genealogy of a Streamlined Locomotive

No pre-war Marklin locomotive ever lived as long as the Marklin SK 800 streamlined steam locomotive by lasting through WWII to undergo design changes and again flourish as a popular steam locomotive. From its release in 1939 to its slow retreat in 1959 and final reemergence in the 70s, this model was one of Marklin’s most popular and widely sold

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Brighton Toy and Model Museum: Treasure Trove of Toys

The Brighton Toy and Model Museum is a treasure trove of toys and models that extends over four thousand square feet of floorspace, through four of the Early Victorian arches supporting Brighton Railway Station’s forecourt. Founded in 1991, it has over ten thousand toys and models in its catalogue, including priceless model train collections and many period antique toys. Its

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