“In 1951, my wife and I were in London. I was always a miniature train fan, so I went to Bassett-Lowke, Ltd… I was trying to find something I could bring back as an antique. I found one, and the man said, ‘There’s a gentleman coming in this evening who’s shown some interest in that. I can’t sell it to you, because I think he may think it’s being saved for him.’”
The man recalling that story was Harper Goff. The gentleman who “showed some interest in the train,” was Walt Disney.
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