“1001 Model Railroading Ideas” magazine, winter 1969…

My very first scale electric train set came to me on Christmas Day 1970. It was the Bachmann F9 diesel set pictured at the top of this ad in PRR green…

As for the magazine, I had never heard of it before I picked up a lot of about 1200 hobby magazines. It had a short, ignoble life in the late ’60s/early ’70s, filled with ads for both model trains, supplies, plastic model kits and…ummmm…facial hair pieces. Yeah, facial hair pieces… A Van Dyke?  Really, dude?

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