Train and Toy Show

Sunday we took off and went to the Toy and Train Show. It has been marked on our calendar of events for a few months!  It was interesting.  This year there were many more old toys.

Ambulance

Some old guys must be hoarding these toys..

Taxi

I enjoyed looking at all of them.

Garage and Box priced seperately

The Magic Garage and Car Box was just as much as the Magic Garage..and I did not see a car.

metal Log Cabins

I recall that my brother or maybe Danny B. had a metal building..it had metal tabs and you lined up the tabs to put the building together. Sometimes the tabs would have been moved back and forth so much that they would break off.  Far Guy said that there were playsets called Fort Apache, The Rifleman and Wagon Train.  The one on the left is from a Western Ranch Set and the one on the right is possibly from The Rifleman.

Roller Coaster

This one caught my eye right away.  Then Far Guy caught up with me..and it came home with us.  It works..as in.. it still winds up.  There were no cars.. Far Guy found some on Online..so at least we know what we are looking for now.  The ones Online are $50 each..so we will scour antique shops and garage sales..who knows what we will find.

Since this was “a date” my date bought me a new/old book.

Rin Tin Tin

1927 was a good year!  It only has twelve pages..but they really knew how to make books back then.  The colors are awesome.

Oh yes..it was a train show.  I wanted a Lionel Car that has horses or a giraffe that move their heads up and down.  Far Guy was looking for a Lionel Merry Go Round. We struck out…there was one giraffe car but it was missing parts.  Far Guy did buy a new signal that should light up..he is working on it..trying to figure out where he can place it! :)

** It was cloudy early Sunday morning..no Iridium Flares,  Orionid Meteors or Northern Lights were seen.

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One Response to Train and Toy Show

  1. Nice displays; I meant to tell you that when we were in Duluth and browsed at “FATHER TIME” antique place I spotted a few boxes of “shiny brites” balls in their original boxes. Thought of you when I saw them…they were not anything spectacular but they WERE shiny brite originals I am fairly sure.
    My whole childhood is on display in the dishes and glasses, and cookware and mixing bowls in that store..it is a big collection because we found out that each cubicle belongs (or is rented) to a collector who displays their wares on consignment in the store. I like the location in Canal Park very near “Amazing Grace” food place with bakery and good sandwiches and soups…I have to have a piece of home made carrot cake each time I wind up in Amazing Grace after seeing what is at FATHER TIME.
    This time I bought a book of glassware from the 1940s to the 1960s and finally identified the pastel set of dinnerware we had in our home (bought for a song at Petersons’s Bargain Basement) The were our everyday dishes and now the pieces cost almost as much as Fiestaware (which we also bought at Petersons and used for every day dishes..oh if only it not broken so easily)