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Teeny Trains - Big Secret Revealed

by teenytrains




For generations, people have collected model trains in hopes that their collection would be passed down from one family to the next. And this vision has held true to most collectors, as their train sets live on in the homes of their families. Whether the collectible trains sit on a fire mantel, glide around the Christmas tree each year or simply sit perfectly on a shelf in a child’s room, these sets continue to tell a story of generations past.

Whether you’ve just started collecting trains or are looking to update your collection with something new, Teeny Trains may be the perfect way to spruce up your anthology. Teeny Trains are known for being the world-smallest trains and they are powered by IDL Motors. IDL Motors specializes in thin and ultra-thin radial and linear motors and has received over 120 patents to date. With these quality motors, you know that Teeny Trains have extreme power and are quality made.

But it’s not just the powerful motors that make these magnetically propelled model trains unique. Although small, these miniature trains do not lack in detail. In fact, you can study these trains over and over again, only to find new details each time. For example, the Nano Christmas sets include flashing LED lights on the trees, as well as hand wrapped foil packages. The Mountain Transport sets include miniature cars and taxi cabs that exude the utmost precision and detail for endless hours of entertainment.

Small and mighty, these collectible trains are made from silver and come secured in Styrofoam nests and decorative boxes. This makes the miniature trains easy to store, while keeping them protected at the same time. However, the smart design of these world-smallest, magnetically propelled trains makes it possible to keep them out year-round. The Ghost Nano Express Train and the Nano Mountain Transport for example, are featured in hand-blown glass domes that keep the contents protected from dust and debris. The glass dome is perfect for viewing the model trains; enjoying the movement and sounds they have to offer.

In order to make the collectible trains as unique as possible, some of the sets are powered by random electronics, meaning that the cars move unexpectedly. These unpredictable patterns make the miniature trains even more enjoyable to watch and will keep visitors and grandchildren excited to view the collection. Of course, no sophisticated train set would be complete without authentic sound effects. These magnetically propelled collectible trains feature locomotive sounds that can be silenced for a quiet operation. 

If you’re interested in expanding your model trains collection, look no further than the exclusive sets offered through Teeny Trains. Powered by IDL Motors and radiating the finest quality details, sound and movement, you’ll never get bored with these collectibles. And, they leave room for those that enjoy building their own train tracks, as the Teeny Track includes assorted track pieces and a power adapter. More importantly, you will be building a lifelong collection that is made right here in the USA.

Teeny Trains - Big Secret Revealed

by teenytrains




For generations, people have collected model trains in hopes that their collection would be passed down from one family to the next. And this vision has held true to most collectors, as their train sets live on in the homes of their families. Whether the collectible trains sit on a fire mantel, glide around the Christmas tree each year or simply sit perfectly on a shelf in a child’s room, these sets continue to tell a story of generations past.

Whether you’ve just started collecting trains or are looking to update your collection with something new, Teeny Trains may be the perfect way to spruce up your anthology. Teeny Trains are known for being the world-smallest trains and they are powered by IDL Motors. IDL Motors specializes in thin and ultra-thin radial and linear motors and has received over 120 patents to date. With these quality motors, you know that Teeny Trains have extreme power and are quality made.

But it’s not just the powerful motors that make these magnetically propelled model trains unique. Although small, these miniature trains do not lack in detail. In fact, you can study these trains over and over again, only to find new details each time. For example, the Nano Christmas sets include flashing LED lights on the trees, as well as hand wrapped foil packages. The Mountain Transport sets include miniature cars and taxi cabs that exude the utmost precision and detail for endless hours of entertainment.

Small and mighty, these collectible trains are made from silver and come secured in Styrofoam nests and decorative boxes. This makes the miniature trains easy to store, while keeping them protected at the same time. However, the smart design of these world-smallest, magnetically propelled trains makes it possible to keep them out year-round. The Ghost Nano Express Train and the Nano Mountain Transport for example, are featured in hand-blown glass domes that keep the contents protected from dust and debris. The glass dome is perfect for viewing the model trains; enjoying the movement and sounds they have to offer.

In order to make the collectible trains as unique as possible, some of the sets are powered by random electronics, meaning that the cars move unexpectedly. These unpredictable patterns make the miniature trains even more enjoyable to watch and will keep visitors and grandchildren excited to view the collection. Of course, no sophisticated train set would be complete without authentic sound effects. These magnetically propelled collectible trains feature locomotive sounds that can be silenced for a quiet operation. 

If you’re interested in expanding your model trains collection, look no further than the exclusive sets offered through Teeny Trains. Powered by IDL Motors and radiating the finest quality details, sound and movement, you’ll never get bored with these collectibles. And, they leave room for those that enjoy building their own train tracks, as the Teeny Track includes assorted track pieces and a power adapter. More importantly, you will be building a lifelong collection that is made right here in the USA.

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!




Stingray and Terrorfish

by spookcentral

Matchbox Stingray and Terrorfish now listed!

Carded, in very good condition. Some minor creases to card.


Matchbox Stingray and Terrofish. Stingray with rotating propulsion unit. Terrorfish with movable jaw.


STAND BY FOR ACTION!




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by diecasthunters

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Every year we visit Le Mans for the 24 Hours. We meet the drivers, the teams and our collector friends. We obtain press passes for access to the pit lane and trackside throughout the race and come back with several thousand photos to help us in our efforts to get the models right. Whilst we need eyes in the back of our heads in the pit lane with cars constantly entering and leaving and are constantly alert not to get in the way or cause an incident, it is far more relaxed at track side. The access road that runs around the circuit for the marshals, their safety equipment and press photographers is protected from out of control cars by armco barriers, tyre-walls and very often, wide gravel traps. So safety is not usually a major concern in the forefront of our minds.
 
This year was different for us. In the bottom photo below you can pick out two of our photographers. Alex, who spends most of the year in our factory in China developing our models, is the one dressed in black with the blue vest, crouching behind the scooter and Manu who helps us with photographs, is in the red shirt, blue vest and carrying the big lens. Manu broke his wrist as he fell avoiding flying debris. Alex who should have been crushed by the shattered Audi, escaped miraculously when the car, just as it was about to go over the barrier, performed a vertical pirouette on its nose and then fell back on the trackside.

You can see all this in the spectacular crash sequence on the youtube link below (after the photos Of Allan, Tom Kristensen and Dindo Capello at our China factory last year and the picture of Allan waving).  When you see it in slow motion you will understand why we, who could see the accident from the other side of the track, had our hearts in our mouths and were so relieved that our friends, including Allan were all alive. That Allan McNish could walk away from the shattered remnants of his Audi attests to his fitness and the huge advances in safety technology of recent years.  We are grateful.