All About Aurora Postage Stamp Trains
Why did I create this website? I've always had a particular fondness for Postage Stamp Trains, and I'm certainly not alone. But there's hardly any information about it on the Internet, and what little I've found is incomplete and sometimes inaccurate. Worse, the merchandise sold on auction websites is misidentified seemingly more often than not.
It just so happens I possess a unique combination of knowledge and skills to fix that situation: I've modeled in N Scale for 50 years, I'm a Postage Stamp Trains collector, and I've worked professionally as a writer, photographer and web developer. Plus I'm retired, so I also have the time.
My goal is to build the most comprehensive reference on Postage Stamp Trains possible by providing every bit of information I can obtain on every product. With over 550 pages and 2,000 images, this website already has quite a lot to offer, but there's still more yet to be added; another serious collector, Bob Williams, has been contributing enormous amounts of new information, a process that's still ongoing. Furthermore, creating this site has inspired me to developed a sister site, featuring a highly detailed account of N Scale's formative years: The Birth of N Scale.
Incidentally, this website was prominently featured in an article by Tony Cook in the April 2018 issue of Model Railroad News ("From the Archive," page 90).
The hard work is paying off. Here are some sample email messages I've received:
Thank you for creating this website and compiling this information. Over the years Iíve searched the web off and on for information on Postage Stamp Trains with no luck. A few days ago I searched again and found your website. Iím still in the process of reading through your site but so far I think itís great! I just wanted to say thank you and acknowledge your efforts. Thank you sir.
I have to say I like your website. Itís chock full of information which I had forgotten about, long gone model railroad manufacturers... Thank you again for a great website.
Note: Some images in this website were sourced from other websites through deep image searches. No infringement is intended. I've attempted to contact the image owners where possible, although many images are from expired auctions or removed pages. If you should happen to be the owner of an image here and haven't heard from me, please get in touch. Thank you!
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