Antique Toy and Model Steam Engines

At the end of the 19th century, toy manufactures such as Ernest Plank in Germany produced stationary model and toy engines for children and adults enthralled by the machinery of the Industrial Revolution. No doubt these Victorian Era consumers, shopping in stores such as the Model Dockyard in London, would have been less eager to purchase, build, and display these machines in their homes if they were forced to work alongside the noisy beasts...Continue Reading