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The Big Book Of Lionel

Author : Robert Schleicher
ISBN : 9780760340264
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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This classic one-stop, hands-on treasury of practical advice for Lionel enthusiasts has been updated to include products such as FasTrack and Legacy, which were unavailable at the time of its original publication in 2004.
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Author : Dan Ponzol
ISBN : 1586635891
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 71.11 MB
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Celebrate one of the most beloved toys of the 20th-century - the timeless Lionel train. Other playthings have left their mark on the pages of American history and some still evoke a misty-eyed nostalgia, but no toy has had as dramatic an impact as these miniature cars, tracks, and accessories. For a full century, their magic has made children wide-eyed with joy at Christmas, inspired collectors of all ages, and launched a thousand dreams. Enjoy the history of Lionel's rise to greatness in a splendid oversize tribute, featuring larger-than-life, breathtaking images of perfectly preserved trains from every era, including some of the most famous and rare models, as well as reproductions of legendary catalogs and ads. A wealth of enlightening detail about individual pieces puts them in their proper place in the total Lionel output, from the first electrical devices invented by turn-of-the-century engineer (and company founder) Joshua Lionel Cowen to the technical marvels produced today. The legend continues to grow, as new generations find happiness playing with ever-more detailed and innovative models.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Standard Catalog Of Lionel Trains 1900 1942

Author : David Doyle
ISBN : 0896892395
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 42.95 MB
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The new Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1900-1942 is the most complete book of its kind available. From its inception at the turn of the century until World War II interrupted production, Lionel turned out toy trains for children of all ages. With 1,200 color photos, information on all known variations and current pricing for Very Good, Excellent and Like New, this book is the authoritative guide to prewar Lionel Trains. Best-selling author David Doyle is a Memphis, Tenn., writer, hobby store operator and Lionel expert. He wrote the Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1945-1969. Book jacket.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Beginner S Guide To Repairing Lionel Trains

Author : Ray L. Plummer
ISBN : 0897784383
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Teaches how to get old Lionel trains running again! Shows how to repair and maintain Lionel O gauge trains built from the turn of the century through the 1970s. Gives detailed explanations with photos and diagrams illustrating easy repair, lubrication, and maintenance tips and techniques.
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Playing With Trains

Author : Sam Posey
ISBN : 9780307431615
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 82.8 MB
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Why do grown men play with trains? Is it a primal attachment to childhood, nostalgia for the lost age of rail travel, or the stuff of flat-out obsession? In this delightful and unprecedented book, Grand Prix legend Sam Posey tracks those who share his “passion beyond scale” and discovers a wonderfully strange and vital culture. Posey’s first layout, wired by his mother in the years just after the Second World War, was, as he writes in his Introduction, “a miniature universe which I could operate on my own. Speed and control: I was fascinated by both, as well as by the way they were inextricably bound together.” Eventually, when Posey’s son was born, he was convinced that building him a basement layout would be the highest expression of fatherhood. Sixteen years and thousands of hours later, this project, “the outgrowth of chance meetings, unexpected friendships, mistakes, illness, latent ambitions, and sheer luck” was completed. But for Posey, the creation of his HO-scale masterpiece based on the historic Colorado Midland, was just the beginning. In Playing with Trains, Sam Posey ventures well beyond the borders of his layout in northwestern Connecticut, to find out what makes the top modelers tick. He expects to find men “engaged in a genial hobby, happy to spend a few hours a week escaping the pressures of contemporary life.” Instead he uncovers a world of extremes–extreme commitment, extreme passion, and extreme differences of approach. For instance, Malcolm Furlow, holed up on his ranch in the wilderness of New Mexico, insists that model railroading is defined by scenery and artistic self-expression. On the other hand, Tony Koester, a New Jersey modeler, believes his “mission” is to replicate, with fanatical precision and authenticity, the way a real railroad operates. Going to extremes himself, Posey actually “test drives” a real steam engine in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, in an attempt to understand the great machines that inspired the models and connect us to a time when “the railroad was inventing America.” Timeless and original, Playing with Trains reveals a classic, questing American world. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Maintaining And Repairing Your Scale Model Trains

Author : Jim Volhard
ISBN : 0890243247
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 85.68 MB
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Save money and avoid repair shops! Learn fundamental repair skills through simple, step-by-step instructions, photos, and illustrations. You'll be able to maintain and repair DC-powered scale model locomotives, rolling stock, and layouts. Also includes various enhancement projects.
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Realistic Modeling For Toy Trains

Author : Dennis Brennan
ISBN : 9780890247457
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The author shows you how to build a hi-rail toy train layout such as his Sandy Harbor Terminal Railway. He provides modeling concepts as well as practical techniques for incorporating toy trains and accessories into realistic settings.
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Greenberg S Guide To Lionel Trains 1901 1942 O And Oo Gauges 2nd Ed C2001

Author : Bruce C. Greenberg
ISBN : 0897781813
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 26.95 MB
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Provides in-depth information and current prices on all prewar O gauge Lionel trains, including variations in trucks, couplers, and decoration. Recounts the history of Lionel O from its origins in realistic designs, colors, and markings, to the development of creative designs and bright colors.
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Standard Catalog Of American Flyer Trains

Author : David Doyle
ISBN : 0896895157
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 38.4 MB
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A bargain buy when first introduced as Chicago Flyer, American Flyer trains rose to premier toy train status in the last half of the 20th century, and maintain the second spot today! The company's claim to fame, the S gauge train, is supported by the wide gauge and prewar HO and O gauge trains, in collector popularity, and this one-of-a-kind guide covers all three groups in extensive detail. &break;&break;The most comprehensive overview of the American Flyer line, this book follows the winning format of the Standard Catalog line of toy train reference. It is the only full-color guide on the subject, serving the needs of toy train collectors who rely on detailed color photos to accurately identify trains.
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Realistic Model Railroad Operation

Author : Tony Koester
ISBN : 0890244189
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Develop realistic operating sessions and operate your model railroad like a full-sized one. The book covers how to forward cars, move trains, and use signal systems.
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