If you were a child in the 1890s, what sort of mechanical setup operates your toy train?
b. Dieselfication Modification
c. Child-sized Steamer
d. Coal-fired oven
Find the correct answer beneath the photo of the model train layout at Greenville Railroad Park, PA. picture c. 2016 trainumentary.com
a. Clockwork or wind-up
According to the source website listed below: “The Marklin Company saw a need for a set of standard gauges for toy trains in 1891. When they first implemented these standard gauges it was for the wind-up (also called clockwork) trains the Marklin Company produced. The same standards are still used for today’s electric trains.”