Jack Fox had to wait for his O gauge layout

Christmas of 1947 was unusual for little Jack Fox
In 1947, young Jack Fox saw the wonderful toy train display layout at Macy’s Department Store in New York City. That Christmas he was given his first train, an O-27 no. 1439WS Lionel Freight Outfit. On Christmas morning Jack’s father and his uncles unpacked the set, laid out the track and ran the trains. But Jack, age 9, was considered too young to play with the trains. At the end of the day, the set was packed up and put away.

It wasn’t until the following Christmas that Jack really got to play with his trains!

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