Classic Toy Trains October 2005

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October 2005
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HOMEWARD BOUND ON THE PENNSY
Dennis Cuneo tells how a small town in the Allegheny Mountains inspired his 18- by 24-foot layout.

LIONEL'S TRAIL-BLAZING SWITCHERS

Frequent contributor Len Carparelli details how these diesels set the standard for motor design and Magne-Traction in the postwar years.

CONQUER THE ROCKIES

Don Woodwell offers a room-sized O gauge track plan that was inspired by the Canadian Pacific Railroad's famed spiral tunnels.

HOW TO RESTORE OLD TRAIN BOXES

Jack Willer shows that a hairdryer, clothes iron, waxed paper, and clamps are all that you need to repair a battered box.

IN A LEAGUE OF ITS OWN

Roger Carp visits Alan Wishengrad's creative 9- by 16-foot layout.

WIRE TRACK SWITCHES FOR QUICK ROUTING

John Rusterholz reveals how you can create different automatic train routes by wiring together pairs of O gauge switches.

BUILD A HARDBOARD HOBOKEN TERMINAL

William Hildebrand constructs a big-city station with low-cost materials.

LIONEL LEFT ITS MARK

Roger Carp spotlights William Alpern's salesman days at Lionel.

HALT HANDCAR HANG-UPS

Joseph Rampolla adds a trailer and a reverse unit to an O gauge handcar for improved operation.

FLYER'S "FAT BOY" DIESELS

Ted Hamler and Roger Carp detail how these toy-like S gauge F9 diesels reflect Gilbert's struggles in the 1960s.
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