Steve Neubaum's Album: Obscure Prototypes of Models

In the earlier days of model railroading, sometimes great liberties were taken with prototypical accuracy, some products were composites of various prototypes, and some were complete fantasy. Sometimes, however, even the oddball products did, in fact, have a prototype, and sometimes even "Toy" train makers got their products right. That is what this album is dedicated to.

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Lionel Mini-Max Railcar
Lionel's MPC era car did have a prototype, and it operated close to home base in Michigan too. Looking like a shrunk, four wheel Thrall Door car, even the prototype had General Mills lettering, just like Lionel's!