This Hoge Circus Set is one of the most unique American made postwar trains. Hoge, a Chicago based manufacturer,
produced a line of trains and toys that are very well made and can be very hard to find. This Circus set has
to be one of the most desirable of Hoge production. The animals in the open slatted cars are mounted on
slides attached to axle cams. As the car rolls along the animals move back and forth inside.
This Tom Thumb Freight Set is one of the sets I wish to own before I kick-it. Ever since I first
saw this set several years ago I have been hoping to stumble upon one. I love the proportions, the litho, and
especially that pink tank car!
The Hoge box top is one of the most beautiful pieces of toy train artwork from any American manufacturers. One
has to look to prewar European toy train makers like Issamayer or Charles Rossignol to find box art that compares.
Courtesy of Paul Wassermann