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a really useful and tough to find book. This is THE ORIGINAL guide to Prewar trains by the experts. The Train Collectors Association put this book together by committee to cover all the prewar bases. This one is the second edition with additions. This is STILL the single most authoritative book on the subject, put together by REAL experts. The bright spot in the picture of the cover is the flash from my camera--not on the book cover. THIS volume even comes with a prewar paint color chart so you can make sure you a) KNOW your color variations, and b) can remix paint for your projects in an accurate manner. NO OTHER PREWAR GUIDE HAS THIS. Why you need this book: •This is a full sized, full color guide to Prewar Lionel. •Assists in every buying and selling activity involving the category of trains commanding the highest prices in the secondary market. •tons of color photos, •256 Pages •accurate dating •variation listings •2 7/8 Gauge •Standard Gauge •O gauge •OO Gauge •Includes accessories •Trolleys •Paper trains •Catalogs and Paper items •Toys and Novelties •section on STREAMLINERS: 072, 0 and 027 series •Separate section on Tenders of all gauges •information on all known variations, •useful index.
Follow the construction of a model railroad layout from start to finish! Over the course of three years, Model Railroader Senior Editor David Popp offered readers a monthly ?Step by Step? glimpse into his N scale Naugatuck River Valley layout as he built the layout from the ground up. Now he tells the complete construction story using techniques any model railroader can use! More than 30 short projects take modelers through the process, from building benchwork to operating realistically. Step-by-step photos and illustrations let modelers see every phase of construction and apply the techniques to their own projects. Project topics include getting the layout started, building benchwork, completing trackwork and wiring, constructing scenery, adding structures, detailing, and running the railroad. Includes new material on choosing a scale, working in the available space, and installing DCC decoders.
I Love Christmas Revised Second Edition >First time on DVD! A joyous Christmas mix featuring Lionel trains, happy holiday music, Dept. 56 villages, the story of the little train that saved Christmas, Dr. William Furnish reciting Twas the Night Before Christmas and much more. Award-winning producer, Tom McComas, creator of the best-selling, I Love Toy Trains series, weaves his magic once again. This time, it s about Christmas. See smoke-puffing steamers chug around Christmas trees, colorful diesels zip through tunnels and handcars operated by Mickey and Minnie, Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket, and Popeye and Olive Oyl. The exciting action includes the Mickey Mouse Circus Train, sparkling light displays, the Toonerville Trolley and lots of Lionel trains dashing through the snow. Also featured are original songs and traditional Christmas songs performed by Jim Coffey and Phil Ambrose plus the Santa Band playing a rollicking version of Jingle Bells. 42 min. in length Great fun for the entire family.
Acquire more space and longer towns and runs with multiple decks. Tony Koester walks you through design, options, lighting and wiring considerations, the where and when sequence, as well as the all-important construction techniques.
Clever solutions give modelers new options for small, flexible layouts. Shows how interchangeable modules, linked dioramas, and even shelving and stacking layout concepts can build a prototype-oriented model railroad into just about any situation. Perfect for modelers wanting a second project layout or a portable railroad that travels well. --Features prototype railroad operations --Includes original, custom-designed HO and N scale layout designs for spaces no larger than 10x12 feet --Each layout design features full-color plans and layout perspectives
With its dramatic scenery and challenging operations, mountain railroading is an appealing theme that crosses many regions and all eras. Respected author Tony Koester offers insight into layout and track planning, and compares narrow gauge with standard gauge railroads. Essential advice on achieving realistic mountain operation is included, along with tips for working relevant scenery into the layout.
Inside The Lionel Trains Fun Factory: The History of a Manufacturing Icon and The Place Where Childhood Dreams Were Made
Do you like Lionel toy trains? Enjoy corporate history? Or just want to take a nostalgic journey back to your childhood?Then Inside The Lionel Trains Fun Factory: The History of a Manufacturing Icon and The Place Where Childhood Dreams Were Made is for you delivering a fascinating trip through the rise, fall and rise again of Lionel, one of the manufacturing and pop icons in modern American life. The impeccable research by Lionel historian Robert J. Osterhoff, along with hundreds of unpublished photos and images, tells the history of Lionel's trains, factories, employees and business practices from the late 19th century until today.
With E-Z Model Railroads, beginning and advanced modelers can learn how to set up and run a railroad using Bachmann's snap-fit E-Z Track system. From choosing a layout style to wiring and track planning techniques, readers are walked through virtually every step of the design and construction process.Features include: •Six in-depth layouts, plus 20 additional layout designs•Tips for beginning to advanced modelers, including weathering and scenery chapters•124 color pages•Tips for beginners to advanced modelers•The easiest way to plan your layout
Learn what makes N scale unique in everything from benchwork to realistic scenery. Colorful photos and illustrations guide beginners as well as more experienced modelers who are making the transition from a different scale. The only comprehensive N scale guide available.
The model railroad empire of MTH Electric Trains continues to steam ahead and revolutionize the O gauge electric train market with its innovative product lines, helping to make O gauge the fastest growing segment in model railroading. This is the first operator's handbook devoted to MTH's unique features and characteristics, including the new MTH Digital Control System.Model railroaders can easily construct a complete MTH railroad with the detailed step-by-step instructions in this full-color reference. Thorough coverage of MTH operating systems and related components helps enthusiasts choose the right layout.Includes an overview of the MTH Premier line and RailKing locomotives, rolling stock, and accessories plus a review of the RealTrax track system and the features and operations of ProtoSounds, Loco-Sound, and MTH conventional, infrared, and digital control systems. It also covers computer track planning software, layout construction, wiring and electrical components, scenery construction, equipment maintenance, and operations.-- First operator's handbook devoted to MTH Electric Trains' unique features and characteristics-- Features step-by-step construction of a complete railroad layout from the ground up-- Overviews MTH Electric Trains' components and control systems
Provides model railroaders with an overview of North American mining, refining, and agricultural operations served by the railroads, and the specific techniques used to model them on a realistic layout of any scale. Jeff Wilson's clear, concise style makes these complex industries easy to understand and model. Numerous photos and illustrations show key structures; the sequence of operations, and the details modelers can incorporate to accurately represent the industries. Perfect for intermediate and skilled beginning model railroaders, and those interested in prototype railroading.
Star Trek Blueprints: the Complete Set of 12 Authentic Blueprints of the Fabulous Starship Enterprise General Plans, Constitution Class, U. S. S. Enterprise
Vinyl packet including Complete Set of 12 Authentic Blueprints of the Fabulous Starship Enterprise General Plans, Constitution Class, U. S. S. Enterprise
The all-new material in Introduction to Model Railroading offers beginning modelers a wealth of information. It begins with choosing a place, era and scale to model. Veteran modeler Jeff Wilson also breaks down the basics of planning a layout and building supporting benchwork. The easy-to-follow instructions and abundance of photographs make this the perfect introduction to scale model railroading.
DCC Projects & Applications Vol. 2 answers questions about starting with or upgrading Digital Command Control equipment, selecting state-of-the-art gear, and installing and operating these new electronics. Based on the popular Model Railroader magazine column, DCC Corner, this volume focuses on actual readers problems and gives real-world solutions that apply to commonly available contemporary equipment.
This complete and illustrated guide to railroad signaling in the U.S. simplifies and presents the utterly bewildering array of mechanisms, procedures, and rules that have evolved since the 1830s to promote safety, impose control, and disseminate information on America's railways. In addition to providing a brief history of North American signaling from the nineteenth century onward, Brian Solomon provides photos of equipment and explanations of not only how it works, but how it is used and what it all means. Solomon also explains how trains on the same route are given "precedence" or placed in pecking orders and how routes are broken down into digestible segments called "blocks" that help dictate the speed and manner in which a train is driven. The result is a fascinating look at the development of communication on the rails, from the days when slips of paper describing an engineer's track orders were held on a metal hook for him to grab on the fly, to today, when instructions are transmitted via computer. Major manufacturers of signaling equipment are represented.
Cab and Caboose - The Story of a Railroad Boy is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Kirk Munroe is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Kirk Munroe then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.
Model Railroader Managing Editor David Popp details the expansion of his N scale Naugatuck Valley Railroad in Building a Model Railroad Step by Step, 2nd edition. Providing an inside look at building a model railroad from start to finish, new chapters highlight the addition of a sizable industrial switching area and delve deeper into operations.