My Websites

Gilbert HO Trains 1958Gilbert_HO.jpg (24545 bytes)

A complete web reference to the HO trains manufactured by A.C. Gilbert Company between 1938 and 1963.   It contains catalog illustrations of all items manufactured and links to those catalogs.  Photos of almost all the items manufactured by Gilbert are included as well as notes on the Gilbert history as it relates to the HO product line.

American Flyer Displays 1958_cover_view.jpg (15852 bytes)

A website dedicated to preserving the history of the great American Flyer train displays of the mid 20th century.  It features illustrations of the factory displays sold to dealers and links to the display catalogs sent to dealers.  Track plans for many of the  layouts are included in the form of illustrations and a RRTrack file for use with that software.  The website also features photos and catalog illustrations of the New York Gilbert Hall of Science layouts, including the famous second floor layout.

San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 dorestreetfrombryant.jpg (40248 bytes)

This website is a family album of photographs of the aftermath taken by my grandfather, Frederick H. Brinckmann (1873-1931).  The photos were scanned from the original 4 x 5 negatives and some of them show incredible detail.  I still have the camera with which they were taken, an Ansco Number 5.