Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains

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The new Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1945-1969 is the most complete book of its kind available. With 1,100 photos, meticulous descriptions, accurate current-market pricing, and helpful scarcity ratings, it is a thorough, comprehensive, and easy-to-read encyclopedia covering the heyday of Lionel. Author and Lionel collector David Doyle has called upon his wealth of experience as a writer, hobby store operator, and Lionel expert to assemble the ultimate resource for postwar ...
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Overview

The new Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1945-1969 is the most complete book of its kind available. With 1,100 photos, meticulous descriptions, accurate current-market pricing, and helpful scarcity ratings, it is a thorough, comprehensive, and easy-to-read encyclopedia covering the heyday of Lionel. Author and Lionel collector David Doyle has called upon his wealth of experience as a writer, hobby store operator, and Lionel expert to assemble the ultimate resource for postwar Lionel train enthusiasts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873498906
  • Publisher: Krause Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2004
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Dedication 3
Acknowledgments 6
Introduction: Lionel Trains and the Collecting Hobby 7
Chapter 1 How to Use This Catalog
A Organization 10
B Condition and rarity 10
C Aids to dating trains 11
(a) Boxes 15
(b) Trucks and couplers 11
D Scale vs. guage, and what is Super-O 17
Section A Locomotives
Chapter 2 Steam Locomotives 18
Chapter 3 Diesel Locomotives 52
Chapter 4 Electric Locomotives 92
Chapter 5 Motorized Units 99
Section B Freight & Maintenance of Way Cars
Chapter 6 Cabooses 108
Chapter 7 Crane Cars 131
Chapter 8 Flatcars 137
Chapter 9 Gondola and Dump Cars 175
Chapter 10 Hopper Cars 187
Chapter 11 House Cars 197
Chapter 12 Tank and Vat Cars 247
Section C Passenger Cars
Chapter 13 Passenger Cars 260
Section D Accessories
Chapter 14 Accessories 282
Section E Catalogs
Chapter 15 Catalogs 340
Section F Cataloged Sets
Chapter 16 Cataloged Sets 356
Listed numerically with components 357
Listed by year 385
Appendix 1 Awakening sleeping toys-How to clean and prepare trains for use after long-term storage 387
Appendix 2 How to operate your trains 392
Glossary 396
Index 398
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