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Toy Trains For All Seasons — Winter 2014



In this edition, we welcome several new authors and break new ground by including a video in Doug Burwell's latest article on running the Disneyland Monorails. We'd be happy to consider brief video clips with YOUR new article too!

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

As always, in our Updated section, we provide actual photos of production cars when they are shipped, to replace initial catalog images, as well as informational updates.

Bob Mintz


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Cover picture. While winter may present outdoor chills, some regions are less affected. Indoors the toy train collector's climate is always under control.

New in this Edition:

TCA's Legacy Cruises:

Cruise ship.6th Annual TCA Legacy Cruise to Bermuda
By Jane Stowe

Cruising with a Train Club
By John Luppino, TCA Operations Manager

Build a Guest Room “Quick-Change” Train Layout!
By Bob Harder

The Saddle River Railroad Line
By Peter Willner

Schuco and Their Classic Toy Train: Running the Disneyland Monorails
By Doug Burwell

What’s past is prologue; my pre-war viewpoint
By Ed Fulginiti

White Paper on the Future of Collecting Trains (A look forward from 2003)
By Clem Clement

Updated: (new information or pictures)

By Bill Meyer, Bob Mintz and Dr. Joseph Lechner

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 (14 updated photos)
By Bob Mintz

Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars (Photo updates plus new ordering information)
By Bob Mintz
Christmas Mint Cars.

Too Many Fish in the Sea (Aquarium Cars)
By Bob Mintz

The Olive Drab Garden
By Bob Mintz

The Ultimate Lionel Lines Sets
By Bob Mintz

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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