TOY TRAINS. AS ABC10’S JOHN BARTELL SHOWS US, THE COLLECTIBLES ARE ABOUT TO BE SOLD OFF. >>Reporter: IT IS UNCLEAR JUST HOW LONG THIS WAREHOUSE IN SACRAMENTO HAS BEEN CLOSED. >>THIS IS OVERWHELMING. NEVER SEE THESE CARS. >>I THINK I’M MISSING THIS FOR MY COLLECTION. >>Reporter: BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE. THE WAREHOUSE’S CONTENTS WILL HIT YOU LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN. >>LIKE OH MY GOSH. LOOK. MORE. >>[email protected] Reporter: STAN IS WALKING THROUGH AN OLD FRIEND’S HIDDEN COLLECTION. >>TRAIN COLLECTING AND TRAIN CLUBS ARE INTERESTING BECAUSE YOU CAN KNOW A PERSON FOR MANY YEARS AND NOT KNOW WHAT THEY DO OR DID FOR A LIVING. >>Reporter: THE BASKETBALL COURT SIZED WAREHOUSE BELONGS TO TOY TRAIN COLLECTOR TOM GIBSON. >>WE KNEW HE HAD A WAREHOUSE, BUT WE DIDN’[email protected] KNOW HOW EXPENSIVE UNTTL WE OPEN FIRST- DEGREE OORS HERE. >>Reporter: TOM USED TO OWN A TOY SHOP IN DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO. TOM PASSED AWAY LAST YEAR FROM A RARE BLOOD DISEASE. HIS DAUGHTER KAREN INHERITEE >>HE BOUGHT HIS FIRST COLLECTION FROM ONE OF HIS MILK CUSTOMERS. >>Reporter: VINTAGE [email protected] TRAI DATING BACK [email protected] THE EARLY [email protected] FILLED THE SHELVES. MANY STILL IN THEIR BOXES. TOM WAS A TOY TRAIN GURU, BUT HIS INFORMATION NEVER INTERESTED THE YOUNGER GENERATION. >>THEY GET OLDER AND DISCOVER THINGS LIKE SMARTPHONES. IT IS PRETTY TOUGH TO GET THEM @ BACK. >>Reporter: TIME HAS BEEN [email protected] CRUEL TO THE MODEL TRAIN COMMUNITY. WITH LITTLE INTEREST [email protected] A N GENERATION, THESE VINTAGE TRAINS ARE DESTINED TO BE SOLD OFF TO OLDER COLLECTORS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADDING TO YOUR [email protected] OR [email protected] OUT A PIECE OF HISSORY, THE [email protected][email protected] SAAE STARTS TOMORROW