Skip to main content

Last weekend during a visit to Tucson, Arizona I happened into a very enjoyable toy train museum. The Gasden-Pacific Division Toy Train Operating Museum have set themselves up in a large building in an industrial park a mile or two north of downtown and have 8 different layouts and all kinds of interesting displays. I also picked up a nice postwar Lionel freight car in their gift shop which was stocked with tinplate stuff for sale. I particularly enjoyed their standard gauge layout which was nicely set up with a variety of other steel toys of the era, including Structo army tanks. They also have a large S gauge layout and related displays, and even some European tinplate. Well worth a visit.

Tucson toy train museum 5Tucson toy train museum 6 Marklin

Tucson toy train museum 1Tucson toy train museum 2Tucson toy train museum 3Tucson toy train museum 4

Attachments

Images (6)
  • Tucson toy train museum 1
  • Tucson toy train museum 2
  • Tucson toy train museum 3
  • Tucson toy train museum 4
  • Tucson toy train museum 5
  • Tucson toy train museum 6 Marklin
Videos (1)
IMG_4302
Last edited by John Smatlak
Original Post

Replies sorted oldest to newest

@swrr posted:

Thank you for this.  But more importantly Thank you for the wonderful video of Bill Everett’s trolley layout. I probably watch the video about six times a year And is always inspirational.  He was truly an artist.

In addition thank you for the nice book on the PE 500 series cars.

You're welcome! And I agree, Bill was an artist extraordinaire with those models and that layout! Here's a pair of photos of one of my personal faves, Bamberger Railroad Brill "Bullet" interurban

Bamberger 125 on Bill Everett layout 2010 2Bamberger 125 on Bill Everett layout 2010

Attachments

Images (2)
  • Bamberger 125 on Bill Everett layout 2010 2
  • Bamberger 125 on Bill Everett layout 2010
@swrr posted:

Thank you for this.  But more importantly Thank you for the wonderful video of Bill Everett’s trolley layout. I probably watch the video about six times a year And is always inspirational.  He was truly an artist.

In addition thank you for the nice book on the PE 500 series cars.

Thank you for mentioning Bill Everett's trolley layout.  I had never heard of it (or him).  A quick search pointed me to the video.  A first class layout, and the story of a modeler from a bygone era - the scrounger and scratchbuilder.

Here's a link to the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGpQ1PJnYig

Add Reply

Post
OGR Publishing, Inc., 1310 Eastside Centre Ct, Suite 6, Mountain Home, AR 72653
330-757-3020

www.ogaugerr.com
×
×
×
×
Link copied to your clipboard.
×
×