The Big Book of Lionel: The Complete Guide To Owning And Running America's Favorite Toy Trains, Second Edition

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The Big Book of Lionel: The Complete Guide To Owning And Running America's Favorite Toy Trains, Second Edition

by Robert Schleicher

Voyageur Press | March 28, 2011 | Trade Paperback |

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Lionel products are today more technologically advanced than ever, thanks to such innovations as FasTrack and the Legacy control system. Author and hobby veteran Bob Schleicher updates his classic one-stop, hands-on treasury of practical advice for Lionel enthusiasts to include products such as FasTrack and Legacy, which were unavailable at the time of its original publication in 2004. This volume also features an overview of Lionel product development, more than 30 track plans for the floor and tabletop, advice on building scenery and structures, wiring and track how-to, help in choosing steam or diesel locomotives and freight or passenger operations, maintenance and restoration tips techniques, and instructions for operations that best emulate those of prototype railroads.


Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.39 in

Published: March 28, 2011

Publisher: Voyageur Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760340269

ISBN - 13: 9780760340264

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The Big Book of Lionel: The Complete Guide To Owning And Running America's Favorite Toy Trains, Second Edition

by Robert Schleicher

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 0.39 in

Published: March 28, 2011

Publisher: Voyageur Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0760340269

ISBN - 13: 9780760340264

About the Book

Lionel products are today more technologically advanced than ever, thanks to such innovations as FasTrack and the Legacy control system. Author and hobby veteran Bob Schleicher updates his classic one-stop, hands-on treasury of practical advice for Lionel enthusiasts to include products such as FasTrack and Legacy, which were unavailable at the time of its original publication in 2004. This volume also features an overview of Lionel product development, more than 30 track plans for the floor and tabletop, advice on building scenery and structures, wiring and track how-to, help in choosing steam or diesel locomotives and freight or passenger operations, maintenance and restoration tips techniques, and instructions for operations that best emulate those of prototype railroads.

From the Publisher

Lionel products are today more technologically advanced than ever, thanks to such innovations as FasTrack and the Legacy control system. Author and hobby veteran Bob Schleicher updates his classic one-stop, hands-on treasury of practical advice for Lionel enthusiasts to include products such as FasTrack and Legacy, which were unavailable at the time of its original publication in 2004. This volume also features an overview of Lionel product development, more than 30 track plans for the floor and tabletop, advice on building scenery and structures, wiring and track how-to, help in choosing steam or diesel locomotives and freight or passenger operations, maintenance and restoration tips techniques, and instructions for operations that best emulate those of prototype railroads.


From the Jacket

After more than a century of producing top-notch toy trains, Lionel® products are today more technologically advanced than ever thanks to such innovations as FasTrackTM and the LegacyTM control system. Author and hobby veteran Robert Schleicher updates his classic one-stop treasury of practical advice for Lionel® enthusiasts to include products such as FasTrackTM and LegacyTM. This hands-on volume also features:
 
  • An overview of Lionel product development
  • More than 30 track plans for the floor and tabletop
  • Building scenery and structures
  • Wiring and track how-to
  • Choosing between steam or diesel and freight or passenger operations
  • Maintenance and restoration tips and techniques
  • Operations that best emulate those of prototype railroads.


About the Author

Bob Schleicher of Niwot, Colorado, is a veteran hobby industry writer and publisher, and the author of several Voyageur Press hobby titles on Lionel and slot cars.


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