Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fall Fancies - Electric Trains and Erector Sets

In downtown Binghamton, New York there is a small antiques store called Midtown Antiques.  Yesterday, when I passed by their storefront window, I saw someone setting up an electric train display.

Today, the set up was complete.


How many children through the years have wished for electric train sets for Christmas?  I suspect not too many children do so today, but when my spouse was growing up, almost every child longed for one.

What would he have done if he had found this under his tree?

Years ago, there was a man in Johnson City, New York (just to the west of Binghamton) who had a business in his basement (as I recall) building electric train layouts.  So many times I almost got my spouse one of those sets.  I never did, and I suspect he died years ago.  I tried doing an Internet search - no luck.

There was one other toy in the window that intrigued me - this antique Erector Set. 


Do you remember electric train sets?  Erector sets?

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