The Big Book of Lionel

The Big Book of Lionel

The Complete Guide to Owning and Running America's Favorite Toy Trains

Book - 2004
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An illustrated treasury for Lionel enthusiasts. Highlights include an overview of product development, 20 track plans for the floor and tabletop, advice on building scenery and structures, wiring and track how-to, help in choosing locomotives and freight or passenger operations, maintenance and restoration tips and techniques, and instructions for all kinds of prototypes. - Hobby Merchandiser, September 2004Author and hobby veteran Robert Schleicher presents an illustrated treasury of practical advice for the Lionel enthusiast. Included in this volume are: an overview of product development, track plans for the floor and tabletop, advice on building scenery and structures, wiring and track how-to, help in choosing steam or diesel locomotives and freight or passenger operations, maintenance and restoration tips techniques, and instructions for operations that best emulate prototype railroads.Officially Licensed by Lionel- Only comprehensive, hands-on Lionel book to take technological developments of the last decade into consideration.- Schleicher's previous Lionel Train Book was published by Lionel in 1986 and has sold an estimated 20,000 copies LTD.- All techniques and topics discussed are fully illustrated.- 2004 will mark the 25th anniversary of General Mills' resuscitation of the Lionel name.About the AuthorBob Schleicher of Niwot, Colorado, is a veteran hobby industry writer and publisher, and the author of several MBI titles, most recently 101 Projects for Your Model Railroad and Slot Car Bible.

In 1900, Joshua Lionel Cowen invented his first toy electric train, and within a few short years Lionel layouts became a part of American living rooms at Christmastime. In this officially licensed guide, veteran hobby industry writer Robert Schleicher presents an illustrated treasury of practical advice for the year-round Lionel enthusiast, or for beginners who want their own holiday tradition with a Lionel set under the tree. Contains comprehensive information for prototype railroads, including track plans for the floor and tabletop, advice for scenery and structures,tips for wiring and track how-to, maintenance and restoration techniques, and instruction s for operations to best emulate a real train. Also includes information on choosing steam or diesel locomotives, freight vs. passenger trains, and Lionel product development.


Publisher: St. Paul, MN : MBI Pub., c2004
ISBN: 9780760318263
0760318263
Branch Call Number: 625.19 SCH
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm

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