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Lionel's Showroom Layouts - A Video Preview!

By Roger Carp
Published: August 30, 2011
CT3-CV1011
Lionel's Showroom Layouts is a special-interest publication put together by Classic Toy Trains Senior Editor Roger Carp. It covers the entire history of Lionel's main showroom in New York, and is filled with rare images and new articles.

In this video Roger gives you a preview of some of the highlights found in this fascinating book.
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JAMES ALONGI from NEW YORK said:
Hi,i want to say you guys put in great efforts,trying to get informatiom from the pass on lionel.ps-i finally will contact classic toy trains.i became good friends with carl shaw,iam also a jazz drummer.carl used to ask me who is a better drummerbuddy rich or louie bellson.i will say,buddy richhe would say no louie bellson is a better drummer than rich.rich is to business playing,bellson plays with taste.in the later years before closing madison hardware,carl had me stop at the store one early saturday morning.carl actually gave me his original drum set ,that he played on since early 1930s.ps-i also have quite a bite of picture taken with me carl and lou in the store.the time period was middle late seventies.i will try to get thens picture out to you train collectors.i have some great shots of lou and carl.quite interesting.thanks jim
JOHN J ARCHER from CALIFORNIA said:
Great video. Bought the magazine and found many grest ideas to use.
JOSEPH TOTH JR from GERMANY said:
Overall, a great publication! Reproducing the Super-O layout photo three times was a bit overkill though. A pity that Lionel T-Rail hasn't been reintroduced. There isn't any three rail track on the market in the 21st Century that can compare or even come close. Lionel needs to relocate back to New Jersey and manufacture their trains in the USA again and reopen the New York City Showroom! Only then will I consider buying Lionel trains again. No, I don't buy any trains made outside the USA!
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THOMAS D KESSLER from MICHIGAN said:
Great video of lionel's layouts. I'm from Michigan, so I never did get to see them. However, in 1962, I was stationed on the U.S.S. Constellation CVA-64 in Brooklyn Naval Shipyard and was able to visit the original Madison Hardware before it closed. Quite interesting ! Thanks for the re-visit.
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JAMES ALONGI from NEW YORK said:
i bought the magazine layouts.you really post up,some great great layout ,starting from the 1930 to the 1960 s.i enjoyed every layout,cant wait to see some old lionel layout film footage.
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