My mother sent me an album of old photos of me as a child. Within the album, I found this photo of my first model/toy train. I got it for Christmas in 1966 when I was three years old. Pretty cute kid, eh?
Mom has a photo of me about 18 months with a wooden train car in each hand and wooden track sections around my feet. I remember that train. The cars had cup hooks for couplers and the wood track sections had snaps like on clothes to connect together. This would have been Christmas of 61.