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Falling for Toy Trains — Autumn 2013


We welcome Doug Burwell's second article, this one on how Disneyland and Schuco drew him into the toy train hobby.

Our cover photo at left shows a contemporary youngster experiencing his first toy train set. Today, train collecting must survive in an era of planes (note his gaze on Harold the Helicopter), computers, and fast-moving events.

TCA is striving to continue the attraction of toy trains!

If you have an idea for an article, let me know, and we'll work with you to polish it off.

Bob Mintz


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Cover picture.ABOVE: A contemporary toddler's first exposure to toy trains in an era of competing attractions like planes (or helicopters) and computers.

New in this Edition:

TTML.A brief history of TTML
By Dr. Joseph Lechner

Clem's York Primer
York. with new information
By Richard B. "Clem" Clement

The Inside Story of 6464-960: The "Janus" 6464-1965 and 6464-1965X Boxcars
By Alan Stewart & Chris Allen

Schuco and Their Classic Toy Train:  The Sets
By Doug Burwell

Updated: (new information or pictures)

"Live Long and Prosper"- Lionel's Romulans, Vulcans and Klingons - switchers and other motorized units
By Bob Mintz

Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars
Bob Mintz

More "Ore!" Lionel® Adds to Its Roster of Catalogued and Uncatalogued Ore Cars
By Joel Fugazzotto 

The Ultimate Lionel Lines Sets
By Bob Mintz

Window Display and Animated Window Display Cars
By Bob Mintz

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