Classic Toy Trains March 2011

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March 2011
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MISTY MOUNTAIN LAYOUT: LIVING THE DREAM
By Roger Carp
The O gauge Misty Mountain RR combines incredible size (55 x 72 feet) with extraordinary detail.
pg. 34

HOW-TO ADD A REALISTIC FLATCAR LOAD
By Gordon I. Peterson
Turn a basic Lionel flatcar into a layout showpiece in just three steps.
pg. 32

HOW-TO IMPROVE YOUR LAYOUT WITH THESE FIVE QUICK TRICKS
By Peter H. Riddle
An expert builder shares easy tips that make a dramatic difference.
pg. 40

A TRI-LEVEL TRACK PLAN FOR LIONEL TREASURES
By Ray Stuber
Built a stunning postwar-style layout with this month's toy train track plan.
pg. 42

PROJECT RAILROAD PART 2
By Kent Johnson
How we added wiring, track, and landforms to our layout. We go from tabletop to running trains as our coal country layout takes shape.
pg. 46

ALL ABOARD FOR MUSIC CITY USA ON THIS S GAUGE EMPIRE
By Roger Carp
Tom Robinson takes us on a magical journey through the rolling hills of Tennessee on his 15 x 16-foot layout.
pg. 54

IN 1950, THE LIONEL FACTORY SAID "WE'LL BUILD ONE FOR YOU"
By Salvatore R. Petoia
Sixty years ago, Lionel's New Jersey factory went out of its way to brighten a young visitor's Christmas.
pg. 61

LIONEL'S ERIE ALCO FAs OF 1952: SIMPLIFIED BUT SENSATIONAL
By Ron Antonelli
FOCUS ON CLASSICS: New documents show the design that might have been for Lionel's no. 2032 Erie RR Alco diesels.
pg. 62

THE POSTWAR O-27 SET THAT LIONEL NEVER MADE - BUT SHOULD HAVE
By Len Carparelli
FOCUS ON CLASSICS: The author paints a traditionally sized Erie passenger train to match Lionel's postwar Erie Alco cab units.
pg. 64
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