Build Lionel's disappearing layout

Learn the secret behind the 'disappearing' toy train
RELATED TOPICS: o gauge | s gauge | lionel
These two articles illustrate the secret behind one of Lionel’s greatest layouts which featured a “disappearing” toy train.

The original article, written by Roger Carp, includes detailed illustrations for assembling Lionel’s D-27 display layout.

This downloadable packet also has Peter H. Riddle’s update of the original 1950s display, a tricky 5 x 12-foot plan for O gauge sectional track.

A shopping list of track components is included with each plan. 

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