Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tis the season....

I jumped on the Metro North today at 6:40 am.  Normally I am a little groggy although I am a morning person (yes, I know, eww).  As I jumped on the MTA, I noticed a sign and it was AWESOME.  At 6:40 am on a Grand Central bound train I saw the wondrous graphics for the New York Botanical Garden Train Show.  

This isn't a show to buy or trade stuff, this is just a show to see probably one of the best garden rail layouts in the world.  In one of the best settings in the world.  The show starts on November 17th and runs thru January 13th, 2013.  I am absolutely going with camera!

On a side note, I stopped by the MTA Museum store in Grand Central (in NYC) and they were setting up the holiday train exhibition!!!  The guard told me that the full launch is right after Thanksgiving.  Yes, I know it is a time for train shows, sharpening up layouts and so on.  But these two items plus the Jerni collection make NYC a must go for train nuts this year!


Monday, November 12, 2012

Part of Jerni Collection on Display

This is one of those "once in a lifetime" deals.... I have seen a few "once in a lifetime" collections.  And frankly, I have just been persistent and downright lucky.  

A small part of the Jerni Toy Train collection is on display at the New York Historical Society.  You can find the information here.

For most toy train enthusiasts, this won't be an optional road trip.  This collection is a "one of a kind" assembling of some of the rarest and most exotic toys anywhere.  And they are more special because they are all together at once.

Please don't miss it.  I will be going with camera in hand.  As I like and enjoy the society no matter what, this should be exciting.  Add to the fact that it is Christmas time.  And this is just fantastic.  Hey, if you let me know when you are going, I know me and a quite a few TCA and TTOS folks might want to accompany!


Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Brad's video of the #9

Brad has a wonderful video of one of the items he picked up at the NETTE auction last weekend. I am SO glad it ended up in his capable hands! This was one of the items I bought directly from Jim Cohen and the trolleys meant a lot to me. I was relieved that a class act like Brad managed to snag them! Brad knows his stuff, go take a look at the marvelous Youtube video he put together! Marc