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Classic Toy Trains February 2018

CLASSIC TOY TRAINS BRINGS YOU O AND S GAUGE FOR THE OPERATOR AND COLLECTOR. SEE THE NEWEST TRAINS FROM LIONEL, MTH, ATLAS O AND OTHERS; LEARN ABOUT TRACK PLANNING, WIRING AND LAYOUT CONSTRUCTION; IDENTIFY AND REPAIR OLD LIONEL AND AMERICAN FLYER TRAINS; AND VISIT THE MOST INSPIRING TOY TRAIN LAYOUTS EVER BUILT.

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United States
言語:
English
出版社:
Kalmbach Publishing Co. - Magazines
刊行頻度:
Bimonthly

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an old friend returns

There is something new this month in the pages of Classic Toy Trains – the debut of a recurring column called, “Video Plus.” It is your guide to the rapidly expanding library of O and S gauge videos from our friends down the hall at Model Railroader Video Plus (MRVP). Although the video side of the electric train hobby carries the name of the world’s largest scale model railroad magazine, MRVP has plenty of content for those of us in the toy train hobby. But don’t take my word for it – just turn to page 6 and read all about it in our new column written by MRVP’s Kent Johnson. Kent’s name will be familiar to longtime readers. He served as senior editor of CTT for many years, and his O…

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do you have a story?

Readers just like you provide stories featured in Classic Toy Trains. To submit an article and photos, send your work to Classic Toy Trains magazine, 21027 Crossroads Circle, P.O. Box 1612, Waukesha, WI 53187. Write the words “Manuscript Enclosed” on the envelope and include a suitable stamped, self-addressed envelope for the return of your material if we cannot use it. Articles are paid for on acceptance. We assume no responsibility for the safe return of unsolicited material. Email submissions can be sent to manuscripts@classictoytrains.com. Before preparing an article, contact us to determine whether we’re interested. Guidelines for writing articles and taking photographs are available from our website. If you are a manufacturer or supplier and would like to see your products in our News or Reviews columns, please email editor@classictoytrains.com, or call 262-796-8776…

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vp perks for ctt readers

I’ve read that on average, a person changes jobs 12 times during his or her career. But when my most recent job change required me to swap my CAB-1 controller for an HD video camera, I never imagined parting from the endearing collective of CTT readers would leave such a void. So when Editor Carl Swanson proposed a new CTT column, one that would allow me to reconnect to the devoted readers I’ve missed since becoming a producer for MRVideoPlus.com (MRVP), I immediately jumped at the opportunity! Just as quickly, I began tallying all the helpful, inspiring, fun, and even funny video efforts that have keep me engrossed with the video-streaming website since its launch in 2013. And yes, scores of the site’s 1000+ instructional videos are very much relevant to…

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photo album

BRIAN INCH’S O GAUGE LAYOUT A short Maine Central freight train prepares to pick up a refrigerator car at a brewery early in the 1950s. Motive power from a different New England railroad occupies the lower line on the 4 x 16-foot O gauge display Brian Inch built with his son, Riley, in Hallowell, Maine. Their detailed tribute to Maine is one of the compact layouts featured in the March issue of Classic Toy Trains. STEVE NELSON’S O GAUGE RAILROAD The October 2014 issue of Classic Toy Trains profiled Steve Nelson and his large, realistic O gauge railroad. Sadly, what readers saw in that magazine no longer exists. Steve loves to construct immense layouts, and his next one is approaching completion, ready to be featured in CTT. Between the two O gauge displays,…

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product news

MODERN POWER ON THE HORIZON: Williams by Bachmann’s F59 diesels are coming. The O gauge F59s will be available in three liveries. The models, which have two can-style motors and the Tru-Blast Plus® sound system, cost $529.95 each. For more information go to www.Bachmanntrains.com. FORD TOUGH: Atlas O has released a 1:50 scale die-cast model of the Ford F-250 pickup truck. The O gauge vehicles come in black, dark blue, gray, red, or white. The super cab, with either a six-foot or eight-foot bed, sells for $74.95. A special two-vehicle set with the models decorated as escort vehicles for wide/special cargo loads is priced at $169.95. See your Atlas O retailer or go to www.AtlasO.com for more information. FOR BRICK BUILDERS: The Lego Trains Book by Holger Matthes has been released by…

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a smoking casey?

Q I have an American Flyer no. 20800 Game Train set from 1963. I’m not sure how to make the no. L2001 Casey Jones 4-4-0 steam engine smoke. Can you help me? – Doris Wegner, Womelsdorf, Pa. A Sorry to be the bearer of bad new, Doris, but that locomotive was an inexpensive model that had no smoke unit. The goal of the Game Train set was to link model trains with board games, so the A.C. Gilbert Co. selected an inexpensive locomotive to pair with the game contents. We’re not sure if you could have placed a smoke unit in one, but the lack of it helped keep the price lower. MULTIPLE TRANSFORMERS Q My O gauge layout is conventionally powered, with two Marx 100-watt, 15-volt transformers and a Lionel no. 1033…