In 1936 Marshal H. Larrabee II founded the Skaneateles Handicrafters, a toy company which made wooden toy trains and wooden tracks.

The gauge was very similar to that used by most companies today, and so the rolling stock is compatible. However, the connections for the track pieces were of a different design than the jigsaw style "peg and hole" system used today.

Trains were usually left unpainted and unstained, the parts being made of maple.

Skaneateles value and price guide

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1811 Pegged Shoes Boots Inventor Onodaga May 2019 $ 67,99
Mixed 1950 S Playskool Track Rolling Feb 2019 $ 24,39
3 Playskool Models S900 S996 S998 Apr 2019 $ 39,99
60s Playskool Wooden Train Set Large 40 May 2019 $ 40,00
Borodino Ny View Down Main Street To Apr 2019 $ 51,00

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Brenda - September 11, 2018

Hello! I enjoyed your article on Skaneateles trains and noticed the picture of the Creative Playthings train with the magnetic couplers. No additional information was provided other than SH did manufacture trays for other labels. Would you be able to provide any additional information on SH for CP and how rare the CP trains are/value? Sincerely,Brenda
►reply: Hi Brenda, thanks for visiting. I'm afraid I don't have any more information.