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Vintage HO Steam Engine DCC Sound Installed 0-8-0 Locomotive

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HO Brass ATSF 4101 Class 2-8-4, PFM/United, Painted/Lettered, with Original Box
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Collecting toy locomotives is a quite popular hobby among numerous men and women. Some collect them due to the fact they are reminded of their childhood, or due to the fact they had 1 or two of these realistic toys passed down to them by way of the generations. Standard gauge toy engines are 1 of the most well-known collectible toy locomotives. You can find several replicas and styles to decide on from, and some of these toy trains are very hard to come by. If you’re new to collecting toy locomotives or are just trying to find distinctive pieces to add to your collection, you are about to locate out what makes these mini-locomotives an one-of-a-kind tradition in toy railroads.

So what precisely makes a standard gauge toy train additional desirable than other people? Ask any collector of standard gauge toy locomotives and they’re likely to explain it in wonderful detail. Standard gauge railroads normally tend to model the originals extra precisely than other obtainable gauges. Compared to other toy locomotives, including replicas of old Lionel, standard gauge railways really have a special way of grabbing the attention of a collector. This is possibly because the standard gauge toy railways are strikingly identical to the actual engines utilized within the days of old.

The concept of toy locomotives has existed for centuries and at one time, was the toy of choice for numerous youngsters in America. The standard gauge toy train was an concept originally put into motion by the Lionel Corporation, in an effort to increase the sales of toy locomotives in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. The term “standard gauge’ refers to the size and diameter of railroad tracks for the toy engines. The Lionel Corporation developed a three-rail track of about 54 mm between each outside rail, which in turn did not work really well with gauge 1 productions from Europe. Soon the concept spread to other manufacturers in America, under the name “wide gauge”. Standard gauge was discontinued in 1940 as a result of the costly cost of production. It really is now a desired collection trait for the reason that standard gauge is precisely accurate to its actual larger model version in mean scale.

Standard gauge toy engines remain a well-liked collection item as it nears its centennial anniversary. It has grow to be the option of several collectors and is most common on display around the holidays, seen in many stores and shopping malls. So where can one locate these unique pieces? You will find many locations to locate standard gauge toy trains and for excellent deals if you know where to look. An uncomplicated search of the internet will supply you with many internet sites that sell standard gauge items, also as eBay and other on-line auctions. It is possible to also come across some informational websites and locations to participate in blogging on standard gauge toy railways.

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Spectrum HO Scale Train Set DCC Equipped Acela Express 01204


The high-speed passenger train that revolutionized rail travel comes to layouts everywhere courtesy of Bachmann Industries. As an official Amtrak licensee of the Acela Express train, we’re proud to present this DCC-equipped model in the award-winning Spectrum line. The Acela Express features the latest in technology and tool making, and its powerful locomotive can reach scale speeds of 150 mph or more. The Acela Express set comes complete with dual locomotives (one powered, one non-powered), a first class passenger car, business class passenger car, and Cafe Acela car. Also included are a 22 inch radius, 81 inch x 45 inch nickel silver E-Z Track oval, power pack and speed controller, and DVD format video with assembly instructions. FeaturesLocomotive features: DCC-equipped for speed, direction and lightinginterior selector switch for choice between rail and pantograph operationdie-cast gear towers and chassisprecision motorworking directional headlights, ditch lights, and markers

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