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In the pages of CLASSIC TOY TRAINS magazine you'll find information about building, operating, and enhancing toy train layouts; track plans, repair and maintenance tips, profiles of collectible postwar and prewar trains, and more.

Features
DREAM TEAM: LIONEL FELL FOR THE BALTIMORE & OHIO IN 1956
By Roger Carp
A venerable railroad inspired stunning additions to the O gauge line.
pg. 34
BUILD SUPER-SIMPLE OVERHEAD CATENARY FOR YOUR RAILROAD
By Peter H. Riddle
Add an uncomplicated catenary power supply to any layout.
pg. 38
A REAL-WORLD RAILROADER BUILDS HIS O GAUGE DREAM LAYOUT
By David Downton
Railroader David Downton's layout salutes the Western Maryland Ry.
pg. 42
LIONEL NW2S REFLECT TRENDS
By Roger Carp
Business decisions in the mid-1950s added two O-27 NW2 switch engines.
pg. 48
GRADES ON YOUR RAILROAD
By John Rusterholz
Learn the basics of visually pleasing and operationally interesting grades.
pg. 50
THE GREATEST HO MODELER INSPIRED A SCENIC S GAUGE LAYOUT
By Roger Carp
Mountains and canyons on Dan Malkiewicz's railroad recall the work of pioneering HO modeler John Allen.
pg. 52
By Stan Trzoniec
A master O gauge modeler has enjoyed great times with his innovative layouts.
pg. 57
A LIFELONG LOVE OF TRAINS CRAFTED A GREAT FAMILY LAYOUT
By Roger Carp
Pat Gaglio keeps her family's love of O gauge strong on a superb railroad.
pg. 60
WORKING FOR LIONEL IN THE DAYS WHEN TRAINS RULED THE TOY WORLD
By Roger Carp
From 1946 until 1963, salesman Bill Gaston was a key member of Lionel's New York City sales team.
pg. 66
Departments
Editor's Desk
A RAILROAD FOR THE AGES
By Carl Swanson
Endless inspiration from a hobby pioneer
pg. 4
Letters
Photo Album
News
Questions & Answers
Collectible Classics
Lionel's no. 165 magnetic crane
Views from the Underground
Weekend Workshop
Reviews
Tips, Tools, & Techniques
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