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The first model trains appeared in Germany in the 1850s, following the boom in railways in the early years of the nineteenth century. Simple and attractive - but surviving today only in watercolour catalogues - these handpainted tinplate models bore little resemblance to the later US designs, which were on a larger scale, more brightly painted and more obviously intended for use in the nursery. The Golden Age of toy trains, 1890-1914, saw the standardisation of track and guage systems, with German manufacturers Marklin ...

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CHRISTIE'S TOY RAILWAYS 2002, Pavilion Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862055254

Hardcover