A “secret society” exists in Germany for the enjoyment of tinplate toys. For over 20 years, a group of onlookers, collectors, builders, and “players” has joined forces to construct a complete city out of tinplate, usually filling an entire hall. The group doesn’t go by a particular name but is simply a collection of friends with similar interests. The cityRead more
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It’s a rare opportunity to see a layout that combines both the appeal of a vintage Marklin layout and the realism of modern layouts. Stephen Best of the United Kingdom blends these two styles together, creating a wonderful Marklin layout. Mr. Best is an experienced professional model maker and some of his work can be found on his website.Read more
With slight modifications Mr. Barthels has reconstructed the impressive “Anlage 10” layout shown in the Marklin booklet #0330 on pages 21-23. The layout has been meticulously constructed using all original parts from the 60s which are outlined in detail in the layout plan book from Marklin. Such layouts were often built in the Marklin factory and occasionally sent to dealersRead more
Marklin O Gauge train in front, a GR 66 12920 pulling a string of 1700-series cars, one of which the beautiful creme/purple RHEINGOLD 1758/0. Behind the station a large live steam CE 4021 NBR for American market with cowcatcher pulling 53cm 1900-series 1 Gauge cars. Overhead an elevated 1 Gauge gear train.Read more
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. ItsRead more