I know its early, but these model railroad advertising pages from the Fall 1958 issue of Model Trains magazine will give you an idea of what I would like for Christmas. I think the prices have gone up a little though. ENJOY!
Great Santa Fe Railroad, OK Brand trains from Herkimer Tool & Model Works, Inc. - 278 Harter Street, Herkimer, New York.
Kusan-Auburn KMT Model Kits - Nashville, Tennessee - New Haven Railroad Alco PA Locomotive with military railroad equipment.
Model Railroading by Athearn Inc., Dept MT, 11929 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles 47, California - (These are in fact my favorite brand of model trains)