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