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Author:  javinda [ Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:48 pm ]
Post subject:  1922 AD FOR IVES TRAINS

1922 Christmas ad for Ives Trains, O Guage, from Good Housekeeping

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Author:  paulrace [ Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1922 AD FOR IVES TRAINS

I love how they stress you can run them outside. As long as you don't leave the track out overnight. :-)
Thanks for posting,


Author:  winced36 [ Wed Jan 06, 2016 7:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1922 AD FOR IVES TRAINS

Ives was still cranking in 1922, eight years before they crashed into being taken over by Lionel and American Flyer. Ives had "the" automated reverse unit which the other manufacturers coveted. It became the Lionel e-unit after the takeover.

Nice ad...thanks!

Paul II

Author:  paulrace [ Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 1922 AD FOR IVES TRAINS

My favorite vintage trains are probably the old full-sized Ives Standard Gauge trains w/ passenger coaches. When the Polks started AristoCraft trains, they chose 1:29 scale because that was about the average of those old Ives trains. Great stuff!

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