All About Postage Stamp Trains
Aurora Postage Stamp Trains power packs came in tan with black lettering and black with white lettering; the tan packs came first, and nearly all bookshelf box sets had them. Evidently Canadian sets had an altogether different type of power pack (below right); curiously, it's labeled "Model No. 4949 HO hobby transformer."
Appearing in some of the very last train sets that Aurora released were power packs having a plastic top in gold or blue, with the lettering heat-stamped in white (below). Note the Aurora logo rendered as plain block text, a style adopted in the early 1970s. The same packs were often seen branded for Atlas, Minitrix and others.
All of these packs were made in USA by a third party, except for the Canadian pack which was made in Japan.
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Postage Stamp Trains is a Trademark of the Aurora Plastics Corporation.