Scale HO for toy trains is 1:87. This is half of the O Scale and is the most popular.
Roger Miller set the standard for Xmas toy train songs with his country lullaby “Old Toy Trains.” This 1967 for his two-year-old son promised the goods but advised Don’t you think it’s time you were in bed?
1968: Glen Campbell brings a childish impatience to it.
1983: Raffi brings a childish internationality to it.
1985: The Statler Brothers bring a colorless march to it.
By now, no one wants OLD toys. So LITTLE is the new descriptor.
1989: Randy Travis brings a paternal assurance to it.
1998: Nana Mouskouri brings an angelic innocence to it.
2000: Toby Keith makes a sing-along out of it.
2008: The Forester Sisters bring mystical wonder to it.
2011: Matt Andersen brings elder wisdom to it.
2011: Jessica Lea Mayfield brings a homespun poverty to it.
2012: Mirusia Louwerse, Carla Maffioletti and Kimmy Skota bring a celestial transcendence to it.
2013: Inuit Susan Aglukark makes it a bit of a chant. (With Native translation.)
2013: Restless Heart make it redneck somehow.
Let’s end with the 37-year-old Dean Miller looped into his dad’s original recording for a duet. Touching.