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MIJ house spotted in 40's train video
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Author:  BrianB [ Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:21 pm ]
Post subject:  MIJ house spotted in 40's train video

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

-Brian

Author:  Barb [ Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: MIJ house spotted in 40's train video

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

Author:  PutzinVT [ Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MIJ house spotted in 40's train video

Is this the one your referring to.

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Author:  maria [ Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MIJ house spotted in 40's train video

That's the one i thought it was....have to share this video link with my list.
Thanks!

Author:  PutzinVT [ Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MIJ house spotted in 40's train video

I guess I should of asked earlier.

So what does the MIJ stand for.

Steve

Author:  BrianB [ Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MIJ house spotted in 40's train video

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

-Brian

Author:  BrianB [ Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:59 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MIJ house spotted in 40's train video

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!!!

Author:  PutzinVT [ Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MIJ house spotted in 40's train video

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

Author:  Barb [ Mon Feb 10, 2014 4:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: MIJ house spotted in 40's train video

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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