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Josef Danilowatz: Painting Märklin by Lid and Cover


What do Marklin players see first?  Young enthusiasts might first see Marklin at a friend’s house running around the tracks.  Displays in store windows present a colorful moving orchestra of windup and electric toys working in harmony.  The bright lights and realistic sounds would draw in those walking by.  If you were lucky, your dealer might give you a catalog to bring home and look

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Bertoia Auctions’ Spring Toy Break auction tops $1.95m


Frank Loveland’s trains and trolleys; horse-drawn and bell toys from the late Harvey Funderwhite’s collection, and the numerous high-end European and early American toys made for a great auction sale.  Bertoia Auctions associate Rich Bertoia said “It was a terrific sale, and there was a great camaraderie throughout.  As they headed out the door with their purchases, everybody was chattering about the

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History of the Faller Company


Shortly after the war, two brothers, Edwin and Hermann Faller, started making plans for the future; they wanted to make wooden toys. In 1946 in Stuttgart the brothers founded the ‘Hermann Faller company’. Soon after, the brothers relocated their company to their hometown, Gütenbach, in the Black Forest (‘Schwarzwald’).  They renamed their company to ‘Faller Brothers’ (‘Gebrüder Faller’) and began making

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Canada’s Supertrain Show Draws over 10,000 Railroad Enthusiasts


Featuring over 60,000 square feet of Operating Model Railroad Layouts, Displays, Lionel, Lego Trains, Thomas and Friends, Garden Railroads, Photo Exhibits, Merchandise for Sale, Live Demos and Clinics, Supertrain is Canada’s largest model train show! Supertrain 2013 took place April 20 & 21, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. CBC news reported on the trainshow and quoted the show’s chair Rob Badmington: “I

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