All About Aurora Postage Stamp Trains
Bus sets came in two different styles of boxes. The more familiar version with the odd, bright orange illustration of a bus pacing a passenger train was made by Aurora in the US.
Sets came with or without transformers; those with transformers later carried a warning label below the Aurora logo.
The contents were packed in a Styrofoam nest, with most of the small accessories tucked loosely under the curved track. Mint sets are shrink-wrapped.
The set boxes for Canada, on the other hand, were made by Faller in Germany; the design was obviously a clone of Faller's original #401 set. I've yet to learn why this was the case, but I must say that I personally like this packaging much better. Photos courtesy of Bob Williams.
Note: This is an AC-powered product, which evidently caused some issues with users who attempted to power it with DC. Polk's Model-Craft Hobbies of Jersey City made an offer to help rectify this problem (no pun intended).
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Postage Stamp Trains is a Trademark of the Aurora Plastics Corporation.