Classic Toy Trains September 2008

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September 2008
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Cover story
Lionel's finest postwar diesels These three classics are too good to sit on a shelf! Keith Beyer

O gauge memories of famous trains
America's best-known passenger trains are the stars of Carl Ullrich's well-detailed 12 x 40-foot layout.
Roger Carp

The Anonymous & Northern This 12 x 16-foot O gauge track plan won first place in our contest.
Dave Deinard

Run short engines on long switches
Have a small O gauge locomotive that hates long switches? Here's how to fix it fast.
Peter H. Riddle

Wire a track-activated signal Two simple ways to wire a classic highway crossing signal using track lockons.
Allan Burroughs

Basics of LED lighting
Unlock dazzling layout lighting effects using bright, colorful, light-emitting diodes.
Bob Nelson

Perfect mix on a Flyer layout
Gary Ellman's 25 x 36-foot American Flyer layout blends trains, scenery, and accessories.
Roger Carp

A modern set with enduring appeal
The Lionel no. 1587 Capitol Limited set of 1975 opened the door to more realistic O gauge trains.
Mark Suek

Extend a no. 350 transfer table
Make a longer Lionel postwar transfer table for your motive-power fleet.
Joseph B. Besiak

Early Lionel aluminum streamliners It's easy to detect the early production versions of Lionel's streamlined aluminum passenger cars.
Joe Algozzini and Roger Carp
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