Little Engines That Could Enrich You

Like most toy-train enthusiasts, Chuck Brasher started collecting as a child--when his father gave him a 1937 American Flyer set. Today, the 54-year-old building contractor has an enviable collection of pre-World War II electric trains--estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. His Grass Valley (Calif.) attic showroom is a favorite among the neighborhood kids.

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