Ives Model Trains

When we think of early model trains, the names Märklin, Lionel, and American Flyer naturally come to mind. After all, Märklin Bros. and Company debuted its first wind-up model train in 1891, Joshua Lionel Cohen designed his first electric train in 1900, and American Flyer got into the model-train business in 1907. Ives beat them all. Edward Ives established his Ives Manufacturing Company way back in 1868. Between that date and the end of...Continue Reading