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Fall 2020

Volume 19, Issue 4.

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Fall 2020 Edition

Carol McGinnis.

As E*Train completes its 19th year, it has over a thousand authoritative articles, all available here for learning, research, and just plain fun!

We have continued to be blessed with great authors who bring excellence to the documentation of our hobby.

YOU can contribute too!.

Our next deadline for submissions is December 1st, 2020, but don't wait! You can share your experiences and expertise. It may be something simple and easy, or it may be more intricate. We can help you get it together if you need assistance, so let me know.

Carol R. McGinnis, e*Train Editor


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Repurposing old designs.
A Design Goes Around and Around, Finding New Life

New in this Edition:

Building a Layout Billboard Because I Biked a Rail Trail
A chance encounter led to a unique layout feature.
By Michael Marmer

Flyerizing Thomas Part 3: Using a Six Wheel Frame and a Cut-Up Schilling Whistle
Skilled effort, step by step.
By Carl Giambrone and John Halajko

Lionel Repurposing: ♫"Bring in the Clones"♫ - Newsstands
Starting a new series.
By Bob Mintz

The John G. Hubbard Restoration Collection Part 1: The Acquisition and Restoration Story
A TCA member applies special skills.
By John G. Hubbard and John S. Halajko

The Newtown & West Wellington Line, Part 1, The Supporting Library
Building for a layout and a library.
By John S. Halajko

Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

Clem's York Primer Fall 2020
Ready for Spring.
By Carol Redman McGinnis

Good Golly Missed Trolley!
Adding some overlooked Lionel trolleys.
By Bob Mintz

The Handcarchief (Handcars)
Some "Large scale" items join the list.
By Bob Mintz


Lionel Control Towers
Two new towers added; chart with details.
By Bill Meyer and Bob Mintz


Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars
The classic saga of mint cars expands.
By Bob Mintz

One 'EL of a Great "Idear"—The M.T.H. Subway Cars
A new Lionel subway chart is added.
By Bob Mintz


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