Our collection and layout are located in Carmel, Indiana. Our hours are M-F 11-5 and Saturdays 10-4.
The Lionel 2014 Volume 2 Catalog is out! Our pre-order pricing is here.
As we said - Welcome to our website! This site has been established by the
Muffin family to share our activities and accomplishments as we enjoy and
share this fabulous hobby of Model Railroading.
We have organized the site to share our progress as we build and show our layout; and share photographs of several items in our collection. We also have pages dedicated to sharing resources that we have come to depend on as we have expanded our activities from collecting to operating O Gauge model trains.
In November 2013, we relocated from our 1600 square foot facility at 1113 3rd Ave SW to a new location at 146 W. Carmel Drive. We are still just off the Monon Trial, but now with nearly 5400 square feet of space. We have a new layout under construction and as the construction continues, we are running trains for our guests on Saturdays 10am to 4pm at this new location.
In addition to this new layout, we will be able to finally display all of the trains in our collection, plus we have opened a retail store for model trains! We are now an authorized dealer for MTH Electric Trains, Atlas and Lionel! Plus, with our new workshops, we will be able to assist other hobbyists in constructing their own layout!
We hope you enjoy the site and come back often!
Please follow us of FaceBook at "MrMuffin'sTrains". We even have a few videos on YouTube - like:
Some of our recent guests having fun at MrMuffin'sTrains:
Mr. Muffin is a native of Indianapolis and a life long resident, excusing a few relocations for employment opportunities from time to time. He is a graduate of Broad Ripple High School and holds both an engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University.
As many in his generation, he worked a paper route, cut lawns and did odd jobs while growing up in Indianapolis and ended up with a few half dollars in his pocket from time to time. Much of it was spent at Ed Schock's Toy & Hobby in Broad Ripple Village on Indianapolis' north side. Early on, model cars and model airplanes were the customary fair and he could usually carry home on his bike about all he could afford.
As the years passed, he did odd jobs at Ed Schock's, was occasionally fed there for Saturday lunch, and then, at about 14 years of age, finally hired to work as a salesclerk. This gig lasted into college and he so enjoyed the hobbies, the customers - the whole industry really - that he has been engaged in discussing and collecting model kits and model railroading items ever since.
Mr. Muffin's O Scale collection started in 2000, and he is currently working on his fifth O gauge layout. This one is located in an industrial building in Carmel, Indiana.
A collector, turned operator, before the family became distributors.
Heh - wait a minute. We are distributors!
(Here's Mr. Muffin with his brother, Sourdough)
The Muffins: Mini-Muffin; Cheesecake; MrCrepe; Ms.Chocolate Eclair (aka Canoli); BlueBerry Muffin;
Princess Pie; Mr. Muffin; Baby Crepe; Croissant; Crumbcake; and Sweet Bread
Yes - we are a bunch of Purdue people - "The Boilermakers" - get it?
My Sister, Melba M. Toast (she's married to our friend, Cinnamon)
Monday-Friday 11am to 5pm; Saturday's 10am-4pm
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Last modified: 08/25/2014