There were some great layouts in all the big stores in the late 1940's through the 1950's and beyond. Schwarz was great place. Besides Flyer and Lionel , they had Marklin and if I remember right, Twin Trix. I would go through the Gilbert Hall of Science the Lionel showroom all year, but especially during Christmas. I saw Gilbert mainenance workers trouble shooting layouts from time to time.FAO Schwarz was the classiest and Macy's the largest.