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Build this Retro 4 x 8 Railroad

By John Grams | September 1, 2017

How we created a postwar-style layout, from start to finish.

Build this Retro 4 x 8 Railroad
Build this Retro 4 x 8 Railroad

Large layouts are cool, no doubt, but we thought that something smaller that combined postwar trains with modern materials also sounded like fun.

We told Classic Toy Trains Editor Carl Swanson what we were thinking, and he challenged us to actually follow through. Uh-oh.

This special 13-page magazine supplement contains step-by-step instructions for creating a 4 x 8-foot layout. The O gauge plan draws ideas from traditional Lionel displays, complete with illustrations and photos.
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6 thoughts on “Build this Retro 4 x 8 Railroad

  1. A very good article. Something I can get my grandson working on with me to get his feet wet with Lionel trains. Thank you…

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