When visiting Collect-Hit the other week I picked up a leaflet of the Le Musée du Jouet de Bruxelles and when going back for something else a week later I thought it would be good to go see it.
The museum is located in a beautiful 1900 family mansion and has toys from the 1830 to today. More than 30,000 items and as it seems increasing daily (donations of toys old and new were delivered by members of the public while I visited!). Toys are everywhere over three floors: in beautiful cabinets, on the walls, on the floor and whereever there is room!
A little restoration !
see more tinplate trains on www.trainsjouets.webege.com
Several years ago I was lucky enough to win an EBAY auction for a set of Dorfan standard gauge freight cars. I've always been a fan of lithographed tinplate, but these cars seemed special with lithography so spectacular as to warrant comments like this: