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From Plasticville to Penn State and an academic use for a hobby
From Plasticville to Penn State and an academic use for a hobby

Plenty of kids build whole worlds out of Legos or assemble model train sets, but one young Fallston man has kept up a building hobby from a more bygone era. Jack Swab's grandfather left him pieces of Plasticville, a brand of snap-together model buildings and accessories, popular in the 1950s and designed to be used with electric trains like Lionel and American Flyer. The 19-year-old Swab, who lives in Fallston, is not just the heir of the Plasticville collection but a new fan and collector himself. He is the youngest member of the Plasticville Collectors Association, having joined at age 10, and has served as the group's social media coordinator for the past year or two. ...

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