150 Years of Train Models
Explore the history of model trains with Railroad Model Craftsman publisher Hal Carstens. The manufacture and enjoyment of model trains has a long history tied to American innovation and ingenuity. Patent models were among the very first locomotive and train models made over 150 years ago.
As railroads expanded, a demand grew for models of these fabulous, smoke-belching locomotives. Wood and paper models were followed by lithographed tin pull toys and cast iron windups and then electric models. The scale model industry started small as men like Paul Egolf, Fred Icken, Rollin Lobaugh, Bill Walthers, Gordon Varney, Hugh Nason and Howell Day began producing scale kits.
Read about the start of NMRA, TCA, TTOS, HIAA and MRIA. Features more than 400 photos of pioneers, products and layouts. Hardcover