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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 over 400 photos of pioneers, products, and layouts.
152 pages, hardcover.