Getting Started with Lionel Trains: Your Introduction to Model Railroading Fun

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Krause Publications, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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This information-packed guide helps train lovers of all ages to gain the most enjoyment from their new Lionel[registered] train set by taking them step-by-step through the process of selecting, setting-up, operating and maintaining their trains and accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions describe how to wire and control a Lionel layout with conventional transformers and with their innovative TrainMaster Command Control System[registered]. The construction of a complete Lionel layout is detailed in text and photographs. Covering everything from their new action accessories to the current version of the renowned ZW transformer, this book explains Lionel railroading in the clear and simple terms needed for a fun-filled entry into the hobby. Features: Essential information on selecting, purchasing, setting-up, operating and maintaining Lionel[registered] Electric Trains; Explains benchwork construction, track planning and layout design, wiring and control, scenery and maintenance procedures; Only operator-oriented book authorised and licensed by Lionel[registered] LLC.
 

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Contents

Why Lionel? and other frequently asked questions
6
The Lionel Legacy
13
Todays Lionel
22
Getting Started in Lionel Railroading
29
the TriedandTrue Lionel Track System
35
Powering Your Lionel Trains
47
Planning a Lionel Layout
59
Twenty Track Plans For Small Lionel Layouts
69
Personalizing Your Layout With Scenery and Details
92
Great Lionel Layouts From the Pages of O Gauge Railroading Magazine
104
Maintenance Tips For Lionel Trains
110
Appendix A
116
Appendix B
120
Appendix C
121
Appendix D
122
Appendix E
124

Constructing an ActionPacked Lionel Layout
80

Common terms and phrases

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