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New from Lionel 2019

Mar 2nd 2019

New from Lionel 2019
It's always exciting to look through and browse Toy Soldier and Train catalogs. Like most collectors of Toy Soldiers and Train enthusiasts I too enjoy viewing what's new. Although The Lionel Trains Catalog for 2019 has been out for awhile its now time to seriously take a look at what we at Trains and Toy Soldiers will add to our inventory. This year as in years past presents the challenge...what should we order?  To some extent the firs...
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Collecting Toy Soldiers

Posted by Frank Way on Jan 23rd 2019

Collecting Toy SoldiersRecently a customer walked into the store and was surprised by the large display of Toy Soldiers and the variety of Military Miniatures on display. After a brief view of the display he remarked “I had no idea that toy soldiers were so popular?”. Before I could respond he asked, “who collects toy soldier’s historians, teachers…?”. This led to a lengthy conversation which set me thinking. Over the years I myself have f...
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USA Trains G Gauge Patriotic Refrigerator Train Cars

Jan 2nd 2019

What a GREAT video by Gene Maimin. Mr. Maimin produced this video on November 8, 2017 with a sincere and heartfelt thanks to all veterans and current members of the Armed services. I thought I'd share it with you as we enter the new year. Thank you Gene! USA Trains Patriotic Refrigerator Cars,USA Trains Military Series, American Series, are available at Trainsandtoysoldiers.com.  The locomotive showing its patriotic colors, pulling the...
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A Civil War Cartoonist Created the Modern Image of Santa Claus as Union Propaganda

Posted by Lorraine Boissoneault on Dec 20th 2018

A Civil War Cartoonist Created the Modern Image of Santa Claus as Union PropagandaThomas Nast is legendary for his political cartoons, but he’s also responsible for the jolly St. Nick we know today image: https://thumbs-prod.si-cdn.com/L08-BemRSFk4mYIoBseOq0GHIAk=/800x600/filters:no_upscale()/https://public-media.si-cdn.com/filer/94/2e/942ec9f5-4b0b-44df-a169-3d62d0e9bb8b/harpers_1863_01-_thomas-nast-santa-claus.jpgCartoonist Thomas Nast first...
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