Larry Kirsch more than 60 years ago bought his son Roy a toy train. As can happen with kids, Roy soon tired of the gift. But that’s when an interest in model trains began to develop in his father.
That’s how it all started. And some six decades later I found myself on a Sunday morning at the Arcadia Small Animal Auction. It’s where Larry Kirsch was auctioning off his life’s passion — thousands of train engines, railroad cars, miles of track, transformers, plus tiny houses, buildings, cars and more, all built to scale to match the various sizes of his model trains.
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