Classic Toy Trains September 2020

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Cover story: Second City on an O gauge layout
By Stan Ludwikowski
Travel back to better times

Collectible Classics: Lionel's no. 7817 Toy Fair boxcar
By Roger Carp
This item celebrated the centennial of Joshua Lionel Cowen's birth.

Old caboose, new again
By Gordon Green
A "restomod" can make one right for you.

The impact of the Korean War on American Flyer
By Ted Hamler
Shortages of materials affected a few S gauge cars.

Springtime for Lionel hits big in 1959
By Roger Carp
Falling apart over a trio of exploding boxcars.

Magical Lionel stations could control trains
By Roger Carp
A simple electrical device caused trains to start and stop on their own.

Handcars find the right place to ride
By Roger Carp
Lifelong Lioneler puts them on flatcars.

Retirees build O gauge paradise
Seniors race full speed ahead on an action-packed layout.

The most obscure accessory ever
By Roger Carp
Anyone remember Pan-M-Bob's turntable?

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