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Toy Trains for Summer 2013


We hope you're enjoying the summer and having fun with trains! As our cover picture shows, trains are important in our lives!

Don't forget, we're always looking for new authors. In this edition, we welcome Doug Burwell, with his fascinating article, as well as returning contributors Clem Clement and Gordon Wilson.

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: An ad from 1961 reflecting the public's (and Disney's) interest in toy trains.

New in this Edition:

Clem's York Primer Fall 2013
By Richard B. "Clem" Clement

The Forgotten Anniversary: Schuco and Their Classic Toy Train
By Doug Burwell

Staying Current -- How we work to keep e-Train accurate and up to date
By Bob Mintz

Summer Odyssey - A trip to and from the 2013 TCA National Convention
By Gordon L. Wilson

Trenes Lionel
By Bob Mintz

Updated: (new information or pictures)

By Bill Meyer, Bob Mintz and Dr. Joseph Lechner

The Handcarchief (Handcars)
By Bob Mintz

In Answer To The "6464 Thousand Thousand Dollar Dollar Question Question"
By Bob Mintz

Lionel®'s Monopoly®--Go Directly to York; Do Not Pass The Fairgrounds; Do Not Spend less than $200…
By Bob Mintz 

Maintenance of Way in the 21st Century--Ballast Tampers and Beyond
By Bob Mintz

Mintz's Mint In The Box Mint Cars
By Bob Mintz

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

The Olive Drab Garden
By Bob Mintz

Too Many Fish in the Sea

By Bob Mintz

The Ultimate Lionel Lines Sets
By Bob Mintz

"Vat" City -- Updates to Lionel Vat Cars 2004 through 2013
By Joel Fugazzotto

Window Display and Animated Window Display Cars
By Bob Mintz

Opinions and comments made in by-lined columns in this publication do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Board of Directors or the views of officers and appointed officials; nor do they indicate a club endorsement of any products mentioned.
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