1958 ... Lionel meltdown!

... there was a cold war Arm's Race amongst toy makers in the United States. Not wanting to see the railway system left out of the fight for appropriations the Lionel company moved ahead with bold plans. Missile launching flatcars, anti-aircraft systems and even a man in space program were their accomplishments. Unfortunately this was all wiped out in an instant when Ideal Toy Co. launched a pre-emptive strike with it's Atomic Cannons.

1 comment:

senormedia said...

Want. Will put under the Xmas tree with the rest of the train set.