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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:21 pm 
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Good morning!

My putzing has been rather slow going, but in the last few weeks I have been playing with trains a bit.
My dad gave me his old Lionel Scout from when he was a boy about 7 years ago and I put it around my Christmas tree every year. Recently I did some printing for a fellow that refurbishes American Flyer. I told him about my Lionel, and he surprised me with 3 or 4 cool Lionel accessories. So I have been researching different layouts to figure a good way to set them up.
I found this video on youtube from the 40's and at :52 seconds a MIJ cardboard house pops up. Pretty cool video! I think I saw a composition house in there too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wlKcgNAuzE

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Brian, what a sweet old home movie... I loved watching this! There were several pieces there that I recognize. I thought there might be more than one MIJ house, one or maybe two smaller ones to the right of the one you pointed out at :52 seconds? And those great Lionel 58 (I think) street lamps, and a little putz sheep in the middle of the display. It's so great to think that at this time this was made, this was probably state of the art! Thanks! Barb


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Is this the one your referring to.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:23 pm 
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That's the one i thought it was....have to share this video link with my list.
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I guess I should of asked earlier.

So what does the MIJ stand for.

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Yep that's the one. :) It Stands for Made In Japan.

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Barb, I love all the accessories too! They are so cool! I just start gathering a few....had NO idea how expensive that stuff was!!!


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Thanks had me puzzled, but it makes total sense now.


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Oh yeah, Brian.... you can definitely sink some money into these things. But having said that... you can still get the odd bargain if you look for it. And as I always tell my husband, I COULD be collecting jewelry!!


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