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I think the Humpty Dumpty was a toy box. We decided it would go great in our misfit toy section.

I have more pictures to put up that shows the full train that I will post shortly.

 

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1 hour ago, uptownguy2000 said:

Very very beautiful! What about the snowman with tuxedo jacket and red vest?

He was found at a garage sale about 4 years ago.

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16 hours ago, Our Display said:

He was found at a garage sale about 4 years ago.

 

Way cool, Is it fiberglass? Merry Christmas!!

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Here are a few more pictures.

In the first picture you can see more of the train tender cars. There are two engines and 14 tender cars.

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Lots of really kewl stuff to look at, for sure.    I like the addition of a few municipal pieces too.    What can you tell us about Woody Woodpecker ?   I have never seen anything like that before....

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Woody was made by Empire, kinda rare too I believe. Most people do not see him there.

The big white ornament came from Bronner's quite a few years ago.

7 hours ago, uptownguy2000 said:

Thank you so much, I love the extra photos!

Well, my wife just informed me these are really 2016 photos, my bad. The 2017 photos are still in her camera.

I will add some of those tomorrow.

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Very nice display.  Can I ask where you got those coal cars with the Santa train?  When I bought my Santa train at Wal-Mart, probably 20 years ago, it came with only one coal car.  Ever since, I've been looking for add'l ones. I even advertised for one on this forum about 5-6 weeks ago.

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23 hours ago, Rotatorman said:

Very nice display.  Can I ask where you got those coal cars with the Santa train?  When I bought my Santa train at Wal-Mart, probably 20 years ago, it came with only one coal car.  Ever since, I've been looking for add'l ones. I even advertised for one on this forum about 5-6 weeks ago.

They were purchased at Menard's at least 15 years ago.

On ‎12‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 2:32 AM, uptownguy2000 said:

The giant oil lamps are really, REALLY cool too! One of my favorite pieces you have, along with everything! Lol

I agree, not to mention how rare they are. I often get asked what is my favorite piece and I always say they all are.

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