Classic Toy Trains October 2015

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Jason Capra's O gauge layout pays back his grandfather
By Roger Carp
The roots of this detailed layout stretch back to the maker’s childhood.
The amazing story behind a classic Lionel display
By Roger Carp
A 1952 Lionel factory-built layout unlocks the story of one store’s decision to expand into electric trains.
This basement railroad showcases heavy industry
By Roger Carp
Freight-handling accessories add action to this compact layout.

Stir up a flatcar load!
By Stan Trzoniec
When it comes to adding layout details, wooden coffee stirrers are unbeatable and affordable.

When mom purchased a dryer, junior got a Flyer!
By Roger Carp
The story behind American Flyer’s Speed Queen train set from 1956.

"What fun we'll have!"
By Roger Carp
Lionel borrowed a wonderful 1948 illustration to show kids how to involve “Pop” in the hobby.
Practical ideas for building a great toy train layout
By Roger Carp
Vehicles and trains all move on Lee Willis’ remarkable layout.
A set Lionel should have made
By Stuart Armstrong
Creative paint work is the secret to a colorful one-of-a-kind train set.

Weekend workshop: Barricade lighting tips
By William Intelisano
Enhance realism with individually flashing barricade warning lights
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