Homage to a grand old train store

Carp, Roger
December 2010
Classic Toy Trains;Dec2010, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p66
The article features Erich Fuchs, a train store in Boston, Massachusetts, owned by Eric Fuchs. The store features scale brass imports from Max Gray, Tenshodo and United and European trains made by German firm Märklin. Fuchs, together with his wife and a friend, set up his shop and invited the public to see the new Lionel and Flyer lines. He introduced Bostonians to the models catalogued by Lionel and Gilbert and reached out to customers in New England through advertisements in local newspapers and national magazines which led to the store's success.


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