Classic Toy Trains July 2005

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July 2005
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TWO SMART LAYOUTS: LEHIGH VALLEY
Paul J. Dolkos visits Don Kremer's 12- by 12-foot O gauge layout.

IMPROVING NEW LIONEL SMOKE UNITS

Dick Teal explains how to re-wire Lionel fan-driven smoke units for better performance.

BUILD A FACTORY FOR YOUR LAYOUT

Art Curren details how to build an attractive factory for your layout using 1:48 scale plastic wall modules.

BRIDGE OUT!

Neil Besougloff reveals a 12- by 16-foot O gauge track plan which is missing one of its two bridges.

TWO SMART LAYOUTS: MTH IN A ROOM

Roger Carp visits Richard Johnson's U-shaped layout, which fits handsomely in an upstairs room.

75 YEARS OF THE BLUE COMET

Roger Carp celebrates this Standard gauge icon's milestone birthday.

DCS WIRING TIPS

Jamie Haislip provides tips and tricks to add MTH's Digital Control System to a medium or large layout.

BANISH WEAK CROSSING GATES

Dennis Eichenberg shows you how to improve gate action for trolleys and other motorized units.

AMERICAN FLYER GAME TRAIN

Joe Deger recalls how combining trains and board games was a novel idea, but one that didn't succeed.

PHOTO ALBUM

How can you get a photo of your layout into CLASSIC TOY TRAINS? Easy, submit it to Photo Album, our newest regular feature.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE OF CTT: Bob Keller reviews the newest trains from Williams, Weaver, MTH, and more; industry news; Q&A operator tips with Ray L. Plummer; and our popular Collectible Classics column
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