The Wonders of Toy Trains

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In preparation for an upcoming series of illustrated train books; Poetic Pastries offers up an excellent article to get us in the chug chug toot toot mood … All aboard!

“Toy trains have long been a favorite selection for gifts among young children. For centuries, these tiny locomotives have brought smiles to many faces of little ones on birthdays and holidays. All the same, that little of pleasure faded as the years went by, and have been replaced by video games, computers, cell phones, and different toys of these days. But toy trains have continued to keep a place on toy shop shelves, although they’re not the exact same old fashioned ones from generations ago.

There are many famous trademarks in contemporary toy trains. American Flyer toy trains are however a favorite display item at contemporary toy train conventions and shows, and can normally be discovered at the middle of heated auction bidding. Though finding pieces from American Flyer toy train systems are not involved, you’ll be able to anticipate to pay full price for these classic toys. Even American Flyer catalogs are hot items up for sale and bidding at auctions and online. Little ones still enjoy playing with toy trains created by American Flyer, if you can to locate these classic yet entertaining toys.

Another popular trademark in modern day toy trains is Brio. While Brio toy trains are notorious for getting produced with wood, it certainly doesn’t make them any less irresistible to young children. Brio produces wooden toy trains in a selection of styles, shapes, and sizes. You can find contemporary toy trains, complete with all the alarms and whistles of other toy trains, but still made of timber. You can also come across wooden toy trains that are simple and take you back to your days as a kid. This is precisely what makes Brio as common as other businesses – the out of date twist on a modern-day appeal.

HO toy trains are a top-selling item from the toy educate sector. There are many factors why HO toy trains are desired among modern trademarks. 1 of the understandings is as a result of the unique construction and engineering of HO toy trains. HO toy trains are jagged and are scaled at 1:87, making them the perfect starter electric educate. Appearance is in addition a major aspect in buying HO toy trains. Though this trademark of current toy trains appeals far more to teens and adults, they are even now a widely famous selection inside the toy train sector. The flawless detailing gives them a realistic appeal, making them an attractive addition to any toy train system. The Marklin HO toy trains resemble the Z gauge in that they are built from diecast metal. The majority of the frames and wheels are constructed from 100% metal. The engineering of HO toy trains is also quite brilliant. The wheels in the freight and passenger cars have a low center of gravity to avoid derailment, creating them a reliable addition to electric systems.

These are just a few of the hottest trademark names in modern-day toy trains. New toy trains are forever being developed, so keep an eye out for new trademarks looking to make their home in this timeless market.” Courtesy Post  –  Arthur A. Benner.

Work in Progress – Eddie Elephant – Illustration

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Work in Progress – Eddie Elephant – Illustration

I was inspired by these sweet little pachyderms! – Vintage from the 1960s – The Etsy seller (VintageByJade) has this write up – “Vintage purple salt glazed ceramic elephant mom and 2 chained babies. Made in Japan by Arnart Creations.”

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vibrant vintage trio of elephants; mom and children -cutie patooties!

Aren’t they adorable? Then, out of the blue … I stumbled on this …

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precious vintage children’s book – awesome colors; wowzers.

So what was a muse to do? Start drawing of course!

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left my sketchbook at home? EEK emergency paper grocery bags to the rescue (again).

Still playing with the hues of the colors. My ‘Edward Elephant” shall be sporting a blue/gray and I really want a rich deep tone for the balloons. Illustration and sketching are always the beginning steps. Since this project will become part of Poetic Pastries wall decor or art print series – the final rendering of my design is going to take place with cgi. Some of you may have experienced the journey of my baby shower invitations and the baby elephant I created for my stationery portfolio; recall Poetic Pastries released her into clipart free common use. Stay tuned to see the finalization of little Eddie – I have ‘high’ hopes!

UPDATE

 

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i know, i know … i added more layers!

Ready for the REVEAL? Check out my digital prints shop – Penchant for Pachderms – I am pretty sure this design will have you ‘trumpeting’ accolades!

(*Note this post represents Studio work done earlier – as of this blogpost date – this design has been issued for licensure) Enjoy!