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Classic Toy Trains November 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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christmas & electric trains

Every year for almost a decade, the editorial and art teams responsible for Classic Toy Trains have been giving you a wonderful Christmas present. We’ve combined our talents and knowledge to create “special-interest publications”: extra issues loaded with brand-new material devoted to topics you care about. And every year we look at what we’ve done and honestly believe it is our finest work. That’s how we felt after finishing the special publications about the showroom Lionel maintained in New York City or that firm’s accessories or its displays. Sorry everyone, but I am confident our latest effort, Christmas & Electric Trains, surpasses every previous special-interest publication. In this beautifully illustrated and wonderfully designed 100-page issue, available right now, the spirit of Christmas and its touching connection to electric toy trains truly shines. Where…

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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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newcomers and a timely comment

Never too young I am 13 years old, and I have been collecting prewar and postwar O gauge trains since I was pretty young. It all started with a Marx no. 999 for Christmas, then I got the collecting disease! Lionel nos. 221 and 2020 are among my favorite locomotives. I usually buy junk trains for a low price and fix them. I built a small layout so I can run my trains and accessories on it. This just proves age doesn’t affect collecting! Tamir NassarSacramento, Calif. A working clock tower Lee Willis’ article “Add a working clock tower” in the September issue of Classic Toy Trains reminded me of a feature I added to the clock tower I built for the MTH Tinplate Classic reproduction of Lionel’s no. 116 station. I rescued a sound…

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photo album

WANT TO CONTRIBUTE? PLEASE SEND your best pictures to CTT Photo Album, 21027 Crossroads Circle, Waukesha, WI 53187-1612 or email them to photoalbum@ClassicToy-Trains.com. Digital photos must be taken with the camera set at the largest-possible file size. Include your name, address, and daytime telephone number; a description of each image; and the name of the photographer or layout owner. If your photo is published, we will pay you $50 as long as we have not previously bought the photo. For help on taking pictures, go to www.ClassicToyTrains.com/SubmissionGuidelines. That will lead you to a number of tips on improving your photographic skills as well as assistance with depth-of-field, lighting, and composition.…

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product news

NEW O GAUGE GONDOLAS: Menards has announced a series of gondolas produced from new tooling. At 103/8 inches long, the cars will run on O-27 and wider-diameter track. The gons feature metal wheels and axles with plastic trucks and operating couplers. The O gauge models include the nos. 279-4341 Baltimore & Ohio and 279-4337 Pennsylvania RR (shown). Also available are the nos. 279-4331 Santa Fe, 279-4333 U.S. Army, 279-4335 Union Pacific, and 279-4339 Western Pacific. The gondolas cost $19.99 each plus shipping, or select free shipping to your local Menards store. Order online at www.Menards.com/trains. BUILD LIKE A PRO: You’ve followed the series in the pages of Classic Toy Trains, now see it unfold in video! The experts at Model Railroader Video Plus show how to construct our great-looking 5 x…

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three common questions

During the course of the year, I attend more than 20 train shows. I set up a test track and offer repair advice. I seem to be asked some of the same questions over and over, so I thought it would be helpful to address three common questions here. MAKING INSULATED TRACK Q What is an insulated track (or control rail) and what is it used for? A While most everyone who has been building layouts with three-rail track knows what they are and how to wire them, it still seems to be a confusing concept for some. These track sections can either be purchased or made and are basically used to control something. On a normal section of three-rail tubular track, the center rail is insulated from the ties by small pieces of…