Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Welcome to the Antique Toys Blog

Hello and welcome to the Antique Toys Blog. This is a place for discussion and general sharing about all forms of antique toys. We will be discussing American toys such as Ives, Althof Bergmann, Fallows, George Brown, Lionel, AC Gilbert, DP Clark, Hubley, Kenton and European such as Marklin, Bing, Carette and many more. I personally collect early American clockwork trains and friction cars as well as European clockwork and live steam trains. However, I do not wish to limit this Blog to just those makes and topics. There are wonderful collectables such as American and European automata, dolls and Steiff that would also be appropriate for this forum as well as many others. If you love antique toys then this is the place for you.

I originally thought of producing a podcast on this topic and this blog may eventually expand to that. But for now, I will start slow and see what interest is produced. After watching Marc Kuffler's wonderful Standard Gauge Blog I decided this was the way to go.

My motivation for a blog on this topic stems from years of toy collecting passed down from my grandfather, to my father and now to me. I am fairly young in the antique train world (33 years old) but I have been in love with toy collecting since I received my first S-gauge American Flyer train as an infant. I feel it is imperative that we get more youth involved in this hobby and blogs and podcasts are one way to do that, and by all means please consider this a two way street by commenting and contributing to the blog. I have a great love for the history and nostalgia of antique toys and am excited to share it with you.

Brent Gerity
TCA# 02-55374


At Monday, January 16, 2006, Anonymous Larry said...

HI---I have an O guage locomotive, pre war #252, with bad wheels (I have new wheels) and can't see how to replace them. Are they pressed on to the axels and can they be safely removed by tapping a wedge between the wheel and the frame? Any help esp detailed instructions on how to replace will be greatly appreciated. thanks---Larry

At Wednesday, January 25, 2006, Blogger Standard Gauge Blogger said...

Brent - very cool blog. When's the next post? I don't get out to Ohio too much so I am kind of anxious to hear the next post from the Midwest.


At Wednesday, January 25, 2006, Blogger Standard Gauge Blogger said...

PS I can't seem to find your email address anywhere on the blog.



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