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The American Flyer Model Train

Although The American Flyer model trains were at their peak of popularity between the 1940s and the 1960s, they actually had a long history before that, and their popularity seems to be on the increase again today. William Hafner, working as a toymaker in Chicago, developed a clockwork motor for use in toy cars in […]

S Scale Model Trains

The S-scale, known also as the S-gauge, for model trains is designed on the ratio of 1:64 [that is, 3/16 inches = 1 foot] and fits between the popular HO and O model train scales. It met the demands for a scale which was larger than HO [which was considered too small by many model […]

Discover All The Magic Of Model Trains

Model train manufacturers have done a great job of recreating life size trains as realistic models. And they’ve been doing it since the late 19th century when electric model trains first appeared. Take a moment to discover the magic of model trains. Germany is where it all began when Marklin introduced their full line of […]

Chess Pieces Are Collectable Works Of Art

Chess is one of the oldest board games known to man, and the chess pieces used are as distinctive as any game pieces you’ll ever see. Even people who have never played the game recognize a set of chess pieces immediately. Once simply functional, today’s chess men are works of art that many serious players […]

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