Numerically arranged listings allow for rapid reference of prices during auctions.
This compact and comprehensive guide provides you with 2,000+ accurate and easily accessible listings, with secondary market values for the legendary Lionel trains cherished by a majority of today's toy train collectors, including Baby Boomer-age collectors reliving the joys of their youth. This handy and numerically organized train book contains 1,000+ color photos of various models, including steam, diesel and electric locomotives, motorized units, flatcars, tank and vat cars, accessories and catalog sets.
About the Author
Trusted toy train authority David Doyle is an experienced and accomplished writer, and the expert behind the successful Krause Publications line of model train references, which includes Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains, 1945-1969, Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains, 1900-1942, Warman's Lionel Trains Field Guide, Collector's Guide to Classic O Gauge Trains, and Collector's Guide to Prewar Lionel Trains.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a very useful guide for those who love this kind of hobby it is a most have. It gives you detailed information about the prices of trains, carts, types of locomotives (steam, diesel, electric), types of transformers, and all kind of accessories to make your dream layout according to your taste and for your enjoyment. In other words it is a very informative and useful book because in the postwar era, Lionel made beautiful train sets that are a most see!
I found this to be a good reference guide and helpful for pricing information. The small size makes it good to bring to a train meet as a pocket guide. The only shortcoming I found was that it could use more pictures, particularly in the Locomotive section. As it is there are about 4 or 5 picture to about 15 - 20 descriptions. I understand the cost issues associated with pictures vs. text but more pictures would be nice. Soetimes a picture is much more helpful for identifying a unit than a short description. All in all I would rate this as a good value for the price, handy to carry around at trading shows, and informative. I would reccomend it as an addition to a reference collection. Certainly not the only book to rely on.