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Offline Harvey  
#1 Posted : 25 June 2019 03:48:47(UTC)
Harvey

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I was recently in St. Paul for a wedding and had a few hours to visit the Twin City RR Museum. Was surprised when entering that the first layout I saw was Z-scale (Marklin) and the 2nd was HO - M track. Very much enjoyed everything displayed and had a pleasant discussion with one member about Marx trains. Marx is no longer in business but their business model was similar to My World (simple design, low cost, target children and allow them to imagine away). Anyone visiting Minneapolis/St. Paul should try to visit.

Here are some pictures

HO
Marklin FAO Schwartz.jpg
Top view M layout.jpg

Z
Z layout.jpg

Regards
Harvey
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Offline Andy McDowell  
#2 Posted : 25 June 2019 05:28:41(UTC)
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Harvey

Did you take any pictures of the Z-scale layout too?

That HO layout does look impressive.

Andy
Offline Carim  
#3 Posted : 25 June 2019 10:58:57(UTC)
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Andy,

The third picture is the Z scale layout.

Carim
Offline petestra  
#4 Posted : 25 June 2019 11:42:01(UTC)
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Hello Harvey and thanks so much for posting this. So now I know where that great FAO Schwartz layout is and know that it still exists. I visited

there often to see at FAO Schwartz. Peter BigGrin ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp
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Offline LongHairedDavid  
#5 Posted : 25 June 2019 15:42:48(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: petestra Go to Quoted Post
Hello Harvey and thanks so much for posting this. So now I know where that great FAO Schwartz layout is and know that it still exists. I visited

there often to see at FAO Schwartz. Peter BigGrin ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp


Do you remember the song that they played in the shop (I only went to the one by Central Park). The tune was so annoying as you couldn't get it out of your brain for days!
Long Haired David
AKA David Pennington
A mystified Maerklin Newbie
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Offline Harvey  
#6 Posted : 25 June 2019 16:26:37(UTC)
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My first set and additional tracks and cars came from FAO Schwartz. The salesperson at the Manhattan store was extremely knowledgeable of Marklin and it was always fun to shop there. But, that was many years ago.

Harvey
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Offline Eurobahnfan  
#7 Posted : 25 June 2019 22:00:17(UTC)
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We'll be in St. Paul around Christmas this year... will definitely look into visiting the museum!
Offline petestra  
#8 Posted : 25 June 2019 22:28:54(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: petestra Go to Quoted Post
Hello Harvey and thanks so much for posting this. So now I know where that great FAO Schwartz layout is and know that it still exists. I visited

there often to see at FAO Schwartz. Peter BigGrin ThumpUp ThumpUp ThumpUp


Do you remember the song that they played in the shop (I only went to the one by Central Park). The tune was so annoying as you couldn't get it out of your brain for days!


Hi David. No, I don't remember the tune at all and whenever I was nearby I always went in to see it. Yes, that one on 5th and 59th street is the flagship store, yes diagonally across from

the park.

Cheers! Peter BigGrin
Offline Andy McDowell  
#9 Posted : 25 June 2019 23:05:04(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Carim Go to Quoted Post
Andy,

The third picture is the Z scale layout.

Carim


So it is! Mea Culpa.Blushing

(I should have read the captions; I clicked on the first and looked at them in the viewer - that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!)

Harvey, thanks for posting the photos.
Offline Harvey  
#10 Posted : 26 June 2019 03:24:06(UTC)
Harvey

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Originally Posted by: Eurobahnfan Go to Quoted Post
We'll be in St. Paul around Christmas this year... will definitely look into visiting the museum!


Note that the museum is closer to Minneapolis (but between the two cities). Along the green light rail line but in December, may be too far to walk from the station to the museum.

Harvey
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