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CTT Expert and long-time contributor Joe Algozzini has been collecting postwar Lionel since 1971. In this video, he shares tips for handling collectible trains.
Published: April 29, 2013
Whether you're brand new to the hobby, returning to the toy trains of your childhood, or own a train and are wondering "what's next?", this exclusive PDF guide has all of the tips you need to get started with toy trains!
Published: February 28, 2013
When Lionel decided to stand back and minimize its risks, American Model Toys' pioneering design and aggressive advertising helped AMT's passenger cars win acceptance in the O gauge market in 1950.
Published: April 23, 2012
We've picked out some downloadable collections of articles that will help you get "on track" when you're starting out with toy trains.
Published: February 14, 2012
This article first appeared in the February 2004 issue of Classic Toy Trains magazine. Subscribers can read it now if they didn't catch it the first time around.
Published: June 21, 2011
The Lionel Corp. four-digit numbers identifying its postwar rolling stock appears haphazard, but a closer examination suggests otherwise.
Published: April 12, 2011
Learn how to use your home computer to make personalized billboards for your layout.
Published: August 31, 2010
Collectable trains need the right kind of coverage. Here's what you need to know
Published: July 1, 2010
Every hobby has a language all its own. Here are several frequently encountered words and their definitions.
Published: April 1, 2010