My grandfather worked for the railroad.
I remember the miniature train village at the Seattle Center inside of the Food Circus.
I remember the Christmas window display at JC Penney’s of the miniature train set. If you put your hand against the handprint, you could make the train run or stop.
I grew up wanting a train set of my own when I was a little girl, only to be told that train sets were only for little boys, not little girls, how about a doll and dollhouse.
Yes, I wanted those too.
After I grew up, I bought my own damned train set and now I have that and a large miniature village AND a dollhouse AND lots and lots of dolls. Don’t ever tell any little girl what they can’t have!!!