Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1900-1942

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The new Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1900-1942 is the most complete book of its kind available. From its inception at the turn of the century until World War II interrupted production, Lionel turned out toy trains for children of all ages. With 1,200 color photos, information on all known variations and current pricing for Very Good, Excellent and Like New, this book is the authoritative guide to prewar Lionel Trains. Best-selling author David Doyle is a Memphis, Tenn., writer, hobby store operator and ...
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Overview

The new Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1900-1942 is the most complete book of its kind available. From its inception at the turn of the century until World War II interrupted production, Lionel turned out toy trains for children of all ages. With 1,200 color photos, information on all known variations and current pricing for Very Good, Excellent and Like New, this book is the authoritative guide to prewar Lionel Trains. Best-selling author David Doyle is a Memphis, Tenn., writer, hobby store operator and Lionel expert. He wrote the Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1945-1969.
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David Doyle knows toy trains. A long-time collector, and former hobby store owner, these days he spends much of his time traveling the country gathering information on toy trains. He's the captain of Krause Publications' fleet of train books, which include Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains, 1945-1969, Standard Catalog of Lionel Sets, Warman's Lionel Trains Field Guide, Collector's Guide to Postwar Lionel and others.

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Table of Contents

Dedication 3
Acknowledgments 6
Chapter 1 Introduction: Lionel Trains and the Collecting Hobby 7
Chapter 2 How to Use This Catalog 11
a.) Organization 11
b.) Condition and Rarity 12
c.) Gauges and Scales 13
Section A 2 7/8-Inch Gauge
Overview 16
Chapter 3 2 7/8-inch Gauge 17
Section B Standard Gauge
Overview 25
Chapter 4 Steam Locomotives 26
Chapter 5 Electric Locomotives 38
Chapter 6 Trolleys 61
Chapter 7 Cabooses 69
Chapter 8 Crane and Derrick Cars 79
Chapter 9 Flat and Searchlight cars 81
Chapter 10 Gondola and Dump Cars 87
Chapter 11 Hopper and Ballast Cars 95
Chapter 12 Box, Stock and Refrigerator Cars 100
Chapter 13 Tank Cars 113
Chapter 14 Passenger Cars 120
Section C O Gauge
Overview 149
Chapter 15 Steam Locomotives 150
Chapter 16 Electric Locomotives 174
Chapter 17 Cabooses 186
Chapter 18 Crane and Derrick Cars 196
Chapter 19 Flat and Searchlight cars 199
Chapter 20 Gondola and Ore Dump Cars 203
Chapter 21 Box, Stock and Refrigerator Cars 211
Chapter 22 Hopper and Ballast Cars 224
Chapter 23 Tank Cars 229
Chapter 24 Passenger Cars and Articulated Passenger Trains 238
Section D 00 Gauge
Overview 283
Chapter 25 00 Gauge 284
Section E Accessories, Catalogs & Toys, ETC.
Overview 283
Chapter 26 Accessories 294
Chapter 27 Catalogs & Paper Products 370
Chapter 28 Toys and Novelties 382
Appendix 1 Awakening sleeping toys: how to clean and prepare trains for use after long-term storage 387
Appendix 2 How to set up your Lionel trains: the basics 390
Glossary 394
Index 395
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