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O'Brien's Collecting Toy Trains: Identification And Value Guide (O'Brien's Collecting Toy Trains) Paperback – June 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Series: O'Brien's Collecting Toy Trains
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publ; Sixth Edition edition (June 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0896893049
  • ISBN-13: 978-0896893047
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,325,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Irvin Goodman HALL OF FAME on February 8, 2000
Format: Paperback
This 5th edition, 448 page volume contains a wealth of information, updated with the latest prices. It contains over 6,000 listings and more than 2,200 photos, mostly black and white (plus a 16 page full color section containing very large, sharp photos). In addition to the complete listings, it provides background information on each manufacturer. Topics range from American Flyer to Lionel, to Marx and Tootsietoy. A number of pages cover "miscellaneous" makers. Every item bears prices for up to 3 grades of condition. A must for toy train collectors!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on July 7, 2006
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For the first time in full color, the updated 6th edition of O'Brien's Collecting Toy Trains pairs photos of the leading brands with listings of collectible pieces and their values. Over a thousand such photos provide visual reference to updated prices of over 6,000 train listings, organized handily by maker name for quick reference. David Doyle is a renowned toy expert who has produced catalogs of Lionel trains before: O'Brien's Collecting Toy Trains expands to other makers, includes color sidebars of data and information, and is a 'must' for any avid train collector.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. S. Forst on July 2, 2006
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This book is worth 10 times the money,It has valuable pictures and price guides for various makes and models.It also has accessories with price guide. I would recomend this book to anyone who collects model trains.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. de Treville on July 20, 2006
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The 6th edition is much improved over previous editions, especially with more and clearer pictures. It does have two faults -- almost nothing on pre-war American Flyer accessories (neither did previous editions) and seems to have left out Marx 3/16 scale tinplate cars, a very popular catagory, and which was included in previous editions.
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This book is very helpful tool to determine values and identification of collectible model trains. There are numerous good quality pictures and a very complete listing of models. Valuation of trains are in line with other publications. Very good reference for a collector or a model train dealer.
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Limited in scope not a guide for all toy trains. Cast iron trains are not represented, nor are european manufacturers such as Hornby. The Ives section suffered from poor black and white photography, blurry, small photos are of little use in distinguishing the features of Ives models.
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