Welcome to the Trains and Mercifully Short Train Videos page of, where two generations of playing with and learning about toy trains meets professional presentation. I like to think of myself as one who can make trains interesting to people who are not particularly interested in trains, so I keep the treatments light, short and fun. I will make updates to this page when time permits. Climb aboard and enjoy.

When Plastic Was A Miracle

Plasticville Supermarket

Ride through Plasticville in a Renwal convertible, waving to the Beton citizens. A look at three players in the plastic explosion of the 1940s and '50s.

A Neal J. Conway Train Bibliography

"A GG-1 Story," Train Collectors Quarterly, Vol.35, No. 4, Summer 1989.

"They All Laughed: How I Fixed Up An Ives 1129," Train Collectors Quarterly, Vol.40, No. 1, January 1994.

"Blazing The Trail: At the turn of the century, two German companies helped define today's toy trains," Classic Toy Trains, Vol. 9, No. 3, March 1996.

"Dorfan Triumph Tragedy: Zinc alloy castings sealed the company's fate," Classic Toy Trains, Vol.14, No. 4, May 2001.

"Meet Lionel's Beetles: Standard gauge nos. 33 and 38 locos," Classic Toy Trains, Vol.16, No. 4, May 2003.