Classic Toy Trains July 2011

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July 2011
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15 KEYS TO A GREAT RAILROAD
By Roger Carp
Peter Atonna shares tips gleaned from the construction of his detailed O gauge layout.
pg. 42

JOHN GRAMS REMEMBERED
By Dick Christianson
An appreciation of John Grams, toy train author and historian.
pg. 19

PROJECT RAILROAD: DETAILS THAT ADD CHARACTER
By Kent Johnson
We add details to our 4 x 8-foot Readers' Choice RR - and plan for its expansion.
pg. 32

WHEN THE CUSTOMER SPOKE, GILBERT LISTENED
By Daniel A. Yett
An internal memo sheds new light on American Flyer in the late 1940s
pg. 38

FIVE RETRO-STYLE O GAUGE TRACK PLANS
By Terry Thompson
Nothing says "O gauge trains" like a postwar-style layout.
pg. 53

A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES ON ONE O GAUGE LAYOUT
By Roger Carp
Doug Bloom's 28 x 50-foot railroad shows how a layout can reflect a lifetime of places and experiences.
pg. 56

BETTER THAN THE ORIGINALS? LOOKING AT LIONEL CORP. REPROS
By Jeff Gamble
How well do the new Lionel Corp. reproductions of prewar tinplate trains stack up against the originals? The author compares and contracts.
pg. 62

2 projects: Add a cemetery scene and a scratchbuilt ladder
By Bob Keller, Peter H. Riddle
This month's Weekend Workshop presents two fast, easy, and great looking layout additions.
pg. 64
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