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The Rombeiro's Christmas House

Shaina Stern

Comments 1 Tags Customer Photos, Department 56, Lemax, Museums, Toys, Trains

Many of our neighbors here in Novato are already aware of this amazing Christmas House, put on every year by Ed and Kathy Rombeiro. Throughout December the Rombeiros open up their home to the public to share the Christmas spirit.  Their house is decorated inside and out, with beautiful over the top displays! It takes them 3 months to set up and they have over 140,000 lights used throughout the house. Last year alone they had over 41,000 visitors!  You might recognize some of his village pieces or train sets; he shops at Dollhouses, Trains & More too! Visit the...

Miniature Adventures

Shaina Stern

Tags Dollhouses and Miniatures, Museums, Trains

Living in the Bay Area we are lucky to have several Miniature Museums and attractions featuring miniature models.  You ask really, where? Smallsea; A Metropolis in Miniature in Carmel, CA.  It is located in the Barnyard Shopping Center, Suite F-22, Carmel, CA 93923.  It is open Wed.  to Sat. 12-5 and by appointment. Smallsea depicts the city center of a fictional city in Edwardian England circa 1900 to 1905. Contact them at: 831-250-7666 Walt Disney Family Museum  at 104 Montgomery Street, the Presidio of San Francisco, CA.  The Museum is open daily 10AM to 6PM. Exhibits include a scale model of...

All Aboard!

Shaina Stern

Tags DTM News, Trains

Don't miss out on our current sale! All* of our New Lionel Locomotives in-stock are 25% off! *Excludes the Lionel Gold Collector Locomotive, in-store only.

Parade Day!

Shaina Stern

Tags Dollhouses and Miniatures, Holidays, Toys, Trains

We had such a blast at the 4th of July Parade in Downtown Novato. For those of you who missed it, we managed to get some pictures before hitting the parade route and a video of us in action during the day!    Watch us in action right here! If you happened to take any pictures of us during the parade, we'd love to see them! Please email them to

Look Out For Our Float!

Shaina Stern

Tags Holidays, Trains

Our 'lawn mower-powered' steam engine is currently being revamped and repainted for an appearance in the Novato 4th of July Parade next month! Linda has just started production on our float this week. We can't wait to see what she comes up with. We hope to see you all at the parade!

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