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TRG Restoration


Don’t junk those old tin toys! The TRG Restoration YouTube channel showcases the process of restoring vintage tin toys and other objects.

Many beloved objects of play languish in basements, closets, barns, and storage units after childhood, often deteriorating over years of neglect. For toy tinkerers and refurbishers, the TRG Restoration channel is a helpful resource for returning rust-covered vintage tin toys to a state closer to their former glory.

The videos are satisfying to watch as decades of neglect vanish and newly sanded, painted, and decaled toys emerge from the rust. Viewers can see first-hand the restoration of a 1973 Tonka Winnebago camper, 1960s Hubley school bus, 1930s Wyandotte toy airplane, and other treasures.

Fans of the channel can show their support by becoming a TRG Restoration Patreon patron.


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