Classic Toy Trains December 2017

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Cool Christmas layout
By Roger Carp
Winter never ends on Donald and Miriam Pruter’s richly detailed 12 x 20-foot O gauge railroad.

By Lou Neiderlander
For the 15th anniversary of Classic Toy Trains, experts predicted the next 15 years of hobby developments. Time’s up! How did they do?

Automobile-hauling boxcars roll on Lionel Lines
By Roger Carp
A guide to collecting and operating the different versions of O gauge automotive boxcars from Lionel.

The timeless appeal of Standard gauge trains
By Roger Carp
Step inside Glenn Skidmore’s prewar train room and relive tinplate glory.

Spirit of the season
By Roger Carp
Sal Soldano shares his richly detailed O gauge layout with disabled and special-needs adults and children.

Flyer's one-of-a-kind hobo car never entered production

By Roger Carp
An ingenious S gauge mechanism was developed, but the operating hobo car was never produced.

30 years of great photos
By Roger Carp
Take a trip down memory lane through the lenses of some of the top photographers in the hobby.

Mounting bracket missing from your loco? No problem!
By Paul Ullich
A common household item is a simple substitute for a missing Lionel EP-5 mounting bracket.
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