The auction house is set to offer the collection of Lindley Bothwell, an agriculturalist who made his fortune growing oranges in Southern California. But aside from his love of cars, Bothwell also spent decades indulging his passion for model railways, and the sale will offer lots from his esteemed collection. These include locomotives, tenders, carriages, rolling stock, track, trackside buildings, controllers and accessories from manufacturers such as Lionel Lines, American Flyer, Ives, Voltamp, Marklin and Bing.
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Fred Mill started out using a small diameter, turned aluminum wheel. It was closer to "scale", but the small diameter caused derailment problems. One of the first things Charlie Wood changed when he bought the company in and renamed it CMT was to start using larger wheels, after he used up the old CMC stock.
A visit to the Old Town Model Railroad Depot will take you back in time, to the 's, where various trains travel over a 2, sq. Continuing on your journey you will pass a large farm, quaint country town, beautiful mountain range, a large lake complete with sharks and dam with trestles traversing over a large gorge. Visitors may even try their hand at being the engineer on this remote controlled exhibit.
With literally thousands of toy train cars to pick from, old or new, steam or diesel or electric, large or small scale, metal or plastic, you simply have to see them in person to appreciate the magnitude of the collection, but here are just a few samples. Exhibits subject to change. The Train Collectors Association is one of the world's largest and most prestigious collecting societies. Individual Car and Train Photos With literally thousands of toy train cars to pick from, old or new, steam or diesel or electric, large or small scale, metal or plastic, you simply have to see them in person to appreciate the magnitude of the collection, but here are just a few samples.
Voltamp was an early American manufacturer of toy trains based in Baltimore, Maryland. It is significant for its release of the first electric toy train that operated on household alternating current ; earlier electric trains had used battery power. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.