Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Can train

In Toys > Show & Tell.
Toys3121 of 3679 A Day at the Drs Office!!Monkey Giving Birth and Monkey Getting a shot .book money box
Love it
Like it

blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
ttomtuckerttomtucker loves this.
gargoylecollectorgargoylecollector loves this.
Dr_RambowDr_Rambow loves this.
HunterHunter likes this.
purpledogpurpledog loves this.
trunkmantrunkman loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
chinabluechinablue loves this.
fossilhunterfossilhunter loves this.
RonMRonM loves this.
pw-collectorpw-collector loves this.
See 11 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 5 years ago


(119 items)

Some time ago, in one of my trips to northern Chile in an abandoned nitrate industry for over 70 years, while taking pictures I found this train built with jars, which were used to shape the locomotive and cars. At a time when nitrate workers earning just enough to survive, a father had devoted some time to build this simple toy for your child.
How much you will have enjoyed this child?


  1. chinablue chinablue, 5 years ago
    That is a wonderful toy, Yuko! I'm old enough that I can remember playing with very simple toys made of wood, especially when I was quite small. So many children today would have no idea what to do with it because there is no place for batteries, no flashing lights, and no remote control. Simple items such as this, made with love during a time of want were priceless. I have no doubt that this was cherished by the child whose father made it. Thanks for sharing this moving and thought provoking item!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.