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Spring 2020

Volume 19, Issue 2.

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Spring 2020 Edition

Carol McGinnis.

As our cowboy friend on the handcar at the left shows, this is a good time to work with our trains while staying away from other people, and think of what's in the future. (Click the image for information.)

You don't need to be out in crowds to enjoy trains.They take no food, need a bit of care and coaxing, and can be so much fun. Relax and enjoy these friends.Tackle some layout chores you've been thinking about.

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To share your experiences and expertise, please let us know, and we'll help you get the information right here, where it will help others.

Carol R. McGinnis, e*Train Editor


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BuzzLightyear and Woody.
Pumping Along, Thinking of What's Ahead

New in this Edition:

A British North American Mystery
By Charles Reif

Clem's York Primer Spring 2020 (An Abbreviated Version)
By Carol McGinnis

By John S. Halajko


LEGO® Bricks and Lionel® Trains, Part 3, TCA Kids Club and TCA Teens Contests: Trainscaping with Construction Blocks 2020
By John S. Halajko

My Lionelized Ertl Thomas/Percy and Giraffe Cars Meet the Atlantic Division Layout, Part I How to Make Giraffe Cars Work with Ballasted GarGraves Track
By John S. Halajko

Stronlite Model Railways –The story of a model railway system which promised much
By Nicholas Oddy

Updated: (new information or picture Updates)

Good Golly Missed Trolley!
By Bob Mintz


Mint car.Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars (Trotta car added)
By Bob Mintz

The Handcarchief (Handcars)
By Bob Mintz 

Too Many Fish in the Sea - an updated Article on Aquarium Cars
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 an association endorsement of any products mentioned.
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