The Big Book of Lionel: The Complete Guide to Owning and Running America's Favorite Toy Trains, Second Edition

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Voyageur Press, Mar 28, 2011 - Crafts & Hobbies - 272 pages
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Lionel products are today more technologically advanced than ever, thanks to such innovations as FasTrack and the Legacy control system. Author and hobby veteran Bob Schleicher updates his classic one-stop, hands-on treasury of practical advice for Lionel enthusiasts to include products such as FasTrack and Legacy, which were unavailable at the time of its original publication in 2004. This volume also features an overview of Lionel product development, more than 30 track plans for the floor and tabletop, advice on building scenery and structures, wiring and track how-to, help in choosing steam or diesel locomotives and freight or passenger operations, maintenance and restoration tips techniques, and instructions for operations that best emulate those of prototype railroads.

 

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Contents

Building a Lionel Layout
6
Scenery
105
Locomotives and Rolling Stock
146
Operating a Real Railroad
184
Fastrack LEGACY
234
GLOSSARY
266
RESOURCES
268
INDEX
269
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About the author (2011)

Bob Schleicher of Niwot, Colorado, is a veteran hobby industry writer and publisher, and the author of several Voyageur Press hobby titles on Lionel and slot cars.

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