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Classic Toy Trains July 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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launching a new train show

A dreary refrain, and one I’ve gotten tired of hearing, involves the allegedly impending demise of the hobby. These self-ordained prophets of doom tell me nobody is interested in trains (full-size or model) anymore. They often add, “And train shows are withering on the vine.” Well, color me skeptical. Why? Because I’ve seen something you don’t see every day: the announcement of a brand-new regional train show – the International Toy Train Expo, which will be held this summer in Eau Claire, Wis. Organizing a train show from scratch is an immense undertaking. You don’t jump into a task like that without a healthy sense of optimism about the hobby’s future. Among the Expo’s sponsors is the home-improvement (and train-making) chain Menards, which is headquartered in Eau Claire. A local hobby shop, Model Train…

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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 and photographs 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…

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lionel in 1950 and a.c. gilbert’s shelburne museum layout

Layout salutes 1950 Lionel I greatly enjoyed the fine article about my layout and 1950 Lionel O gauge collection in the May issue of Classic Toy Trains (“Build a layout that highlights 1950 Lionel”). However, my one regret about the article is that CTT used an older “mid-development” photograph of the layout showing a rather barren landscape. I have since added more Lionel accessories, many period Plasticville buildings, landscaping, roads, figures and vehicles — all using my simple “old school” approach to such items but a big improvement nonetheless. I have included a photo of the current layout from the vantage point of the opening photo you used on pages 48 and 49 so your readers can see the improvements. Thanks again for a great article! Bob Banks Lake Bluff, Ill. It’s wonderful to see a layout…

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photo album

GEORGE FLANAGAN’S O GAUGE LAYOUT The creek catches your attention first, thanks to the strands of ice and bare branches along its banks. George Flanagan created the murky waters to leave the powerful impression of an industrial town in decline, with pollution and uncertainty characterizing life there. Then, of course, you note the pair of Norfolk Southern SD70M-2 road diesels braking around the curve. George, whose O gauge layout will be showcased in an upcoming issue of Classic Toy Trains, has lightly weathered his MTH models so they fit with the general environment he’s modeling on his Linganore Valley RR in New Market, Md. CHRISTOPHER DE AUGUSTINE’S O GAUGE LAYOUT Every engineer knows the pleasures of sitting in the cab of a powerful locomotive as it rolls along a beautifully maintained route under…

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project layout unveiled

Pssst! Can you keep a secret? In my experience, asking someone to do that is one way to make sure discrete intel gets broadcast far and wide. Which is why I couldn’t possibly (wink, wink) tell you about a top-secret way to see insider details of the all-new O gauge project layout soon to appear in the September 2018 Classic Toy Trains! It’s so hard for me to avoid shouting it out, but YES, staff members from CTT and MR Video Plus recently teamed up to build the City Terminal & Transfer Railway (CT&T), a small 5 x 9-foot layout that’s really big on city scenery. As readers know from previous projects I’ve tackled, the associated articles printed in CTT will include plans, photos, and a plethora of information to help you…

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product news

LETS HAVE A BARN DANCE: The latest Built-&-Ready Structure from Woodland Scenics is the no. BR5865 Old Weathered Barn. The O gauge structure has a fieldstone foundation, shingled roof, hayloft door, and weather vane above the cupola. It also has a concrete grain silo, implement shed, paned windows, and traditional barn doors. The structure is equipped with LED lights and a printed interior. The installed LED lighting was made for use with the Just Plug Lighting System from Woodland Scenics. The structure costs $169.99. See your hobby retailer or go to www.woodlandscenics.com for more information. THE SEASON’S REASON: Monsignor Sherman Council 5103 of the Knights of Columbus (Glendale, N.Y.), is offering a 2018 Keep Christ In Christmas boxcar. The first of a series, the O gauge cars are made in the U.S. by…