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101 Classic Toy Trains - Best of the Post War Years
Classic Toy Trains (Best of the Post War Years)
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Author: Roger Carp
Softcover, 2010, 8.5 x 11, 128 pages, 120+ full color photographs.

Roger Carp, toy train historian and senior editor of Classic Toy Trains magazine, lists and describes in depth the 101 top toy train accessories, locomotives and rolling stock produced by the giants, Lionel, Gilbert and Marx, as well as a few of the smaller firms, between 1945 and 1969, a particularly fecund period for this select group of manufacturers. Selecting the top 101 required establishing a pretty distinct criteria.

The reader of 101 Classic Toy Trains will certainly agree that the author has made some very interesting and significant choices, historically, as well as practically, for here you will find some of the best and the brightest of the postwar years! Not only are the giants well represented, but you will find some shining examples from the smaller companies, such as Colber, Kusan, Minitoys and Auburn Model Trains.
In 101 Classic Toy Trains, the author surveys the most collectible steam locomotives, diesels, railcars, operating cars, sets, operating accessories, stationary accessories and transformers, classic pieces produced over a critical period and clearly notable under any circumstances. It is thrilling experience to read through Mr. Carp's detailed discussions and share with him the bounty these items bring to the hobby.

Each entry presents history, production facts, approximate values, and other interesting information that brings these fabulous pieces to life. Each page is packed with interesting facts and each entry features a table of the salient features for quick reference. Whether you are a collector or an operator, 101 Classic Toy Trains is a valuable reference to the finest toy trains of their era -- and ours!