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Magazine - Classic Toy Trains Run 2020

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In the pages of CLASSIC TOY TRAINS magazine you'll find information about building, operating, and enhancing toy train layouts; track plans, repair and maintenance tips, profiles of collectible postwar and prewar trains, and more.

The gift of a lifetime
By Steve Hepler
Steve Hepler’s first Lionel set arrived during Christmas of 1958 and still welcomes the arrival of the holidays.


So you bought a starter set
By Bob Keller
Here’s what you need to know after you open the box.


"Just toys" or rational business decisions?
By George Hoffer
The story behind American Flyer’s oddities adds collector interest.


The perfect holiday display
By Roger Carp
Trains and the right props bring an old Detroit movie theater to life.


All I want for Christmas is a Flyer triple-dome tanker
By Marv Raguse
Marv Raguse wished for a snazzy new S gauge freight car in 1955.


The Lehigh lives again!
By Roger Carp
A great layout salutes the famed coal-hauling fallen flag.


The early world of Lionel store display layouts
By Roger Carp
Moving trains as a sales tool were essential right from the start.


What's above your layout?
By Gene Maag
How to add an animated hot-air balloon above your railroad.

50 GREAT IDEAS!
By Roger Carp
Three fantastic modelers share tips on making your layout fun to run and attention grabbing.


Richie Rich gets a layout
By Roger Carp
Jack Halbleib’s S gauge layout looks like it was built for the cartoon’s “Poor little rich boy.”


My greatest find
By Roger Carp
A friendship grows from the chance purchase of a Flyer set.


New chapter in standard gauge modeling
By Roger Carp
Reproductions invigorated Richard Zarnowski’s hobby interest.


Thank you Don Heimberger
By Roger Carp
For boosting S gauge railroading for 57 years


Marx goes longer with the 994 steam engine
By Gary Anderson
The most impressive stamped-steel locomotive of postwar days


Hail, hail, the gang's all here!
By Ted Hamler , Roger Carp
A look at a landmark animated accessory from Gilbert

A system for scenery
How one modeler establishes rural realism on his layout.
By Neil Schorr
Cover photo by Neil Schorr

Roots run deep
Explore John and Cathy Rose’s Chesapeake & Old Dominion line.
By Roger Carp

Bring a bike rider to life
Hidden track helps create this animated scene.
By Joseph Rampolla

Gilbert went west on the Texas Pacific
The American Flyer line featured several diesels wearing orange and black.
By Mark Suek

Your gift from Colber
The no.120 railroader’s pack
By Roger Carp

Stars of Lionel for 1970
General Mils broke ground with modern collectible boxcars.
By Roger Carp

The many wonders of a Lionel prewar set
Richard Sbuttoni will always cherish his father’s boyhood train.
By Roger Carp

Exceptional Lionel models
Paul V. Ambrose has spent a lifetime searching for the very finest – and scarcest – Lionel postwar trains.
By Roger Carp

Fun in small places
By Roger Carp
How to pack action into a 30-square-foot layout

The start of something big
By Roger Carp
A 4-by-8-foot S-gauge layout promises to grow and grow.

Lionel's top brass for 1967
By Roger Carp
Unique boxcars from the Train Collectors Association.

Solving a 1907 mystery
By Dave McEntarfer
The American Miniature Railway Co. made toy trains for a short time.

Lionel's overlooked modern-era warbonnets
By Michael Connor
An O gauge icon at a value price!

Take a load off, Allis
By Roger Carp
Lionel flatcars carried construction equipment.

Restoring a Lionel postwar display
By Richard Lyons
A lot of T.L.C. brings a D62 layout back to life.

An easy to make livestock pen
By Eric Beheim
Common vintage Marx fence sections keep the cattle in.

American Flyer steam engine variations
By Eric Hundertmark
How Gilbert decorated its steamers created collectible differences.

From an oval to an empire
By Art Williams
A lifetime journey with trains

Dropping by Sommerfeld's Trains & Hobbies
By Roger Carp
Two generations have made this business great.

Of mice and trees - O gauge, of course!
By Roger Carp
A retired dentist relives boyhood joys of trains.

Mercury or bust for Lionel 1962
By Roger Carp
Two great cars celebrated national feats.

Weekend workshop: Build a postcard billboard
By James M. Sheil
Design lets you change the theme anytime.

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