Spring Issue 2006

York Train Meet Made Easy - Clem's York Primer-Spring 2006 - a must read if you plan to attend the York meet.
By Clem Clement, Eastern Division President

Detecting Your Trains & Separating them with Blocks
By Don Woodwell

O Gauge Hood's Milk Cars - a look at different manufacturer's variations.
By John Mateyko

Lionel 822 Prewar O-gauge Cabooses
By Doug Gordon

A Tale of Two Cities--with apologies to Charles Dickens - a visit to the Railway Museum in York, England.
By Gordon L. Wilson

Behind the Scenes at the TCA Museum - Special Days - request from the "Make a Wish Foundation".
By Roy Aydelotte

The Spiritual Dimensions of Model Railroading - some reflections on the hobby.
By Bill Laughlin

Verde Canyon Railroad:--Rail Fanning in a Mining District
By Don Woodwell

“Warman's Lionel Train Field Guide: 1945-1969”--by David Doyle - a book review.
Reviewed by Joseph H. Lechner

A Most Unusual Marx Sand (Coal) Loader - has anyone ever seen one of these before?
By Dr. Paul Wassermann

UPDATED ARTICLES:

Lionel Switchers and more Motorized Units - (updated article on 3/17/2006).
By Bob Mintz

Maintenance of Way in the 21st Century--Ballast Tampers and Beyond
...
gang cars, fire cars, burro cranes, step vans, snow plows, speeders and more.
(updated article - more facts and photos)
By Bob Mintz

Lionel New York Toy Fair Boxcars — 1973 to 2006 (updated April 2006)
article and photos by Robert I. Mintz and Frank Samaritano

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

Handcars - (Updated article on 03/17/06 with additional text and photos)
By Bob Mintz

The complete 6464 Boxcar Chart with links to the Boxcar Photos
By Bob Mintz

THE ULTIMATE LIONEL LINES SETS - (updated article on 3/17/2006)
By Bob Mintz

Window Display and Animated Window Display Cars
By Bob Mintz

Mintz's Mint in the Box Mint Cars - (updated article 3/17/2006)
By Bob Mintz

E-Train Editor: Bob Mintz - rimbob@banet.net
Webmaster: Angelo Lautazi - lautazi@aol.com

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"TCA Mission: To preserve an important segment of history - Tinplate Toy Trains - through research, education, community outreach, fellowship, establishment of collecting standards, and to promote the growth and enjoyment of the hobby."
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