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  • On line Model Train auction to help Marines in need Dec 5

    11/27/2015 1:11:24 PM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies ^ | November 27, 2015 | N /A
    A GREAT CAUSE: DECEMBER 5TH MODEL TRAIN ONLINE AUCTION WILL HELP by AIDING MARINES FAMILY FOUNDATION Calling all model train collectors! Here is your chance to help Marines in need and get some great buys on treasured items to boot. On December 5, 2015 Nette Auctions will conduct an online auction of 650 model trains and accessories to help Aiding Marines Family Foundation (AMFF). The collection of models suitable for collection has been put together over the last 60 years by Semper Marine Mike Marotta who has donated it to the AMFF to have the Nette Auctions people sell it...
  • Pictured: The world's smallest working train set... it's the size of a fingernail

    10/25/2009 9:10:04 PM PDT · by bogusname · 37 replies · 1,773+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd October 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    Measuring a tiny eighth of an inch by quarter of an inch, this carefully crafted piece of engineering is the world's smallest working train model. The five-carriage train, which is 35,200 times smaller than a real train, nips around an oval route even taking in a ride through a tunnel on its three-quarter inch track. Created by New Jersey train enthusiast David Smith, the miniscule model was built using nothing more fancy than a craft knife and a steady hand...
  • "Potter" puts model trains back on track

    03/04/2007 7:53:07 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 73 replies · 1,302+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! News ^ | Sat Mar 3, 9:25 AM ET | Reuven Fenton
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sales of model trains are picking up steam again thanks to deals linking them to the "Harry Potter" and "The Polar Express" movies, along with a new approach to marketing the old-fashioned toys. Lionel, one of the big names in model trains in the 1950s, has watched as its business had to focus less on selling toys to kids than serving an older but much smaller hobbyist market. Folk-rock singer Neil Young, 61, is so passionate about trains that he bought a fifth of the company in 1995. Now, the company is bringing trains back to...