Restoration and Repair

O and S gauge trains are durable toys. In this section you can learn how to make your vintage classic trains run – and look – like new.

In this online extra, registered users can read how Terry rescued three more cars for use on his home railroad.
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Published: August 20, 2010
We have downloadable article collections on specific areas of interest to the collector, like the repair and restoration of vintage toy train locos, operating cars, and accessories.
Published: November 19, 2009
Fix up older Lionel and American Flyer cars
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Published: June 1, 2006
Eight steps to renew beat-up trains.
By Ray L. Plummer
Published: June 1, 2006
How to tune those toy train motors for best performance
By Mike Hilbert
Published: June 1, 2006
Common postwar trains are excellent fix-up candidates
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Published: June 1, 2006
Get those O and S gauge locomotives back on track
By Ray L. Plummer
Published: June 1, 2006
Tips for changing steam-engine traction tires
By Jim Riccioli
Published: June 1, 2006
Convert pellet-type Lionel smoke units to smoke fluid
By Ray L. Plummer
Published: June 1, 2006
Clean and oil O gauge and Large Scale engines
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Published: June 1, 2006
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