Model railroad trains first became popular when department stores incorporated them into Christmas window displays in the 1920’s. Today, model railroading is an extremely popular hobby that focuses on every imaginable aspect of railroad history. Collectors specialize by gauge, manufacturer, and models. We have sold some wonderful collections by Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, and Marklin. These same collectors enjoy authentic lanterns, keys, posters, pamphlets, badges, uniforms, logo dinnerware, switch lamps, brochures, and time tables.