We here in Croton are privileged to host one of the most amazing vintage and antique toy houses around. I'm talking about SeriousToyz.com of course. Owner Tom Miano and I have been confabbing for years now, and it is always a delight to bring you his latest offerings--and a privilege to get exclusive first peeks! Stay tuned for an amazing 2014!
Click on the photos below to see an 1895 Wilkins "Floor" Train, which was featured in the last auction (#55). The description is as follows: "Cast Iron Floor Train", 1895, Wilkins, o/a length is 54", individual cars are 16”; large, heavy set (each car weighs about 7 lbs); bell professionally replaced, but no breaks or repairs; tender has paint flakes on 1 side, o/w beautiful paint o/a w/ car names still visible;, o/a C8+; a spectacular example of the largest cast iron train made by Wilkins"
For those of you in the New York area, the MTA is running their annual "Nostalgia Special" in December; read all about it here http://new.mta.info/news/2013/11/14/mta-offer-holiday-season-nostalgia-train-bus-rides
SEE THE PREVIOUS INSTALLMENT OF FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/08/for-train-lovers-only-2013-12-potpourri.html
AND REMEMBER--FOR ALL THINGS "TRAINS"--GO TO http://www.bigindoortrains.com/
AND CHECK THIS OUT: MORE MT. LOWE RAILWAY http://www.viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2013/10/more-mt-lowe-railway.html