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The Big Book of Lionel: The Complete Guide to Owning and Running America's Favorite Toy Trains Paperback – November 21, 2004


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press; First edition (November 21, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0760318263
  • ISBN-13: 978-0760318263
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.6 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,042,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Villager, official newsletter of the Plasticville Collectors Association, November 2005 (circ. unavailable)
“If you do not have a book covering the basics of creating a model railroad layout or one on maintaining and operating your trains in your library you may wish to consider purchasing this one.”

About the Author

Robert Schleicher is a veteran hobby industry writer with dozens of books to his credit. His MBI titles include The Big Book of Lionel, The Lionel FasTrack Book, and The Lionel Legend, among others. He lives in Niwot, Colorado.    

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Eugene J. Piplica on July 10, 2006
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The book covers a wide range of subjects on planning, building and operating a Lionel O-guage layout, but does not go into a lot of detail. Both Post-War and Modern Lionel trains and tracks are covered as is the newer TMCC electronic controls. The photos of existing Lionel O-gauge layouts are excellent, but the book did not describe the type of track nor were track layout diagrams provided, which would have been very informative. Nevertheless, the book is interesting and provides a good overview of what to consider when planning and building a Lionel O-gauge layout.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By R. Brooks on August 23, 2007
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This book lays a great foundation for anyone starting out. Practical ideas and methods are shown for wiring track and accessories. Care and maintenance. High quality book with very thick glossy pages and many many color photos along with some B/W photos. This would be helpful for anyone interested in 3 track O-gauge even if they are planning on using non-Lionel trains and accessories.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By F. Dumanoir on March 21, 2006
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This book with its excellent pictures and detailed descriptions will satisfy the model train neophyte as well as the old veterans.

It is geared especially to the famous "O" gauge Lionel trains of yesteryear. It can serve as a reference book for those just starting out or rediscovering the joys of model train collecting and operating layouts.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Paul Lyons on October 26, 2009
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Very helpful for a novice train layout builder. It helped me figure out how to hook up my father's 50 year old train and track. My four year old has been going nuts waiting for me to set it up!
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