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October 2014


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.

By Roger Carp
Steve Nelson runs O gauge trains through breathtaking urban scenes.
pg. 38
Construct an easy O gauge staircase in just 10 minutesIssue Item
By Frank Knautz
This fast and easy project adds a realistic touch to any layout.
pg. 32
Recalling Lionel's no. 415 diesel fueling station
By Roger Carp
This postwar accessory was clever and reliable, but it never quite caught on in the marketplace.  
pg. 34
By Roger Carp
With two young children at home, Christopher Esposito knew it was time to build a fun layout.
pg. 44
Add a hidden maintenance access hatch to your layout
By Dave Jacobs
Follow these tips and reach distant parts of your layout easily
pg. 50
Building an O gauge 8 x 8-foot postwar-style Marx display
By Don Richardson
Showing off vintage tinplate trains on a layout designed for a local train show
pg. 52
Custom decals give your railroad an identity all its own
By Gordon I. Peterson
Add your railroad name and logo using custom-made decals.
pg. 56
Meet the artist behind a famous American Flyer ad
By Roger Carp
The story behind the evocative artwork of a Flyer ad from 1958
pg. 60
Editor's Desk
Photo Album
Questions & Answers
Collectible Classics
American Flyer's no. 590 control tower
Views from the Underground
Weekend Workshop
By Bob Keller
By Bob Keller
Tips, Tools, & Techniques
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