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(High Holborn, London, UK)


Gamages, High Holborn, London, 1903

Whilst not a 'train set' as such, the items illustrated below are interesting, corresponding as they do with an invoice dated 20th November 1922. The order comprises a Marklin Midland Railway clockwork tender loco together with four Bing wagons, track and two buffer stops. The buffers are marked 'To Follow' which they surely did, as they appear in the images. A Christmas present for 1922? Lucky lad, but how did he couple the Bing wagons to the Marklin loco? The rails are all straight, so presumably this order was an addition to an existing set.


Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922

Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922

Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922

Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922

Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922

Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922

Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922

Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922

Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922

Marklin and Bing 0 gauge railway, as supplied by Gamages, November 1922


Marklin for Gamages 8 wheeled open wagon with side doors, marked NE

Marklin for Gamages 8 wheeled open wagon with side doors, marked NE

Marklin for Gamages 8 wheeled open wagon with side doors, marked NE

Level crossing, marked Gamages

Level crossing, marked Gamages

Level crossing, marked Gamages

Tinplate clockwork track, 0 gauge, stamped Gamages

Wooden station, with Gamages label

Wooden station, with Gamages label

Gamages catalogues are a personal favourite from the 1950s/60s, partly because of the comprehensive coverage of items then available from train sets to accessories, by many manufacturers, and partly because I clearly remember Christmas trips to Gamages in Holborn, with my Father. Sometimes we would visit Hamleys in Regent Street, or the toy department at Selfridges in Oxford Street, but Gamages was always the best, particularly if the trip included a visit to Father Christmas.


Gamages catalogue, 1920

Gamages Christmas Bazaar, 1927

Gamages catalogue, 1953 or 54

Gamages catalogue, 1953 or 54

Gamages catalogue, 1953 or 54

Gamages catalogue, 1956

Gamages catalogue, 1956

Gamages catalogue, 1957

Gamages catalogue, 1957

Gamages catalogue, (probably) 1958

Gamages catalogue, 1959

Gamages catalogue, 1959

Gamages catalogue, 1960

Gamages catalogue, 1960

Gamages catalogue, 1961

Gamages catalogue, 1961

Gamages catalogue, 1962

Gamages catalogue, 1962

Gamages catalogue, 1963

Gamages catalogue, 1963

Gamages catalogue, 1963

Gamages catalogue, 1963

Gamages catalogue, 1963

Gamages catalogue, 1963, p104

Gamages catalogue, 1963/64

Gamages catalogue, Christmas 1964

Gamages catalogue, 1964/65

Gamages catalogue, 1965/66

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