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The End of an Era

May 1st 2019

The End of An EraToday marks the end of an era for MTH Lionel Corporation Tinplate Trains. Some forty years ago Mr. Mike Wolf began manufacturing Tinplate trains for the Lionel Corporation. Their on again off again relationship brought both joy and happiness to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of train enthusiasts. Tinplate reproduction trains exhibit fine detail and a variety of vibrant color schemes making them fun to collect and operate. Tin...
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Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer

Apr 19th 2019

Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer
Enough has been written about Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer to fill several volumes; so lets add another page. To begin I wish to announce that a toy soldier figure ,Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer, produced by WBritain and sold exclusively by Trains and Toy Soldiers, will be released in June of 2019. 1/30 scale matte finish 1 piece set.The following information has been taken from History.com and condensed for use in this blog. Geo...
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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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