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Classic Toy Trains December 2021 contents

The Milwaukee Lionel Club turns 75, a modern Christmas layout, a compact mostly Marx display, and more!

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In this Issue

Milwaukee Lionel Railroad Club

The group’s O gauge layout keeps getting better

Lionel no. 2020 Turbine from 1946

A smokin’ addition to the early O-27 line

What’s the fun if they don’t run?

A layout to store and operate a colorful (mostly) Marx collection

Smoke set the toy train world on fire

Lionel and Flyer raced to be first with this effect in 1946

American Flyer’s single-dome Gulf tank cars

Realistic models filled the S gauge roster between 1951 and ’57

Holiday nostalgia on an O gauge layout

Modern Lionel trains changed Christmas for Richard Doolittle

Untold story: Behind the Lionel Stock-Watch

A forgotten product for farmers

What does Lionel share with F.D.R. and King Kong?

Richard Mack’s been a toy train fan since 1933

Also in this issue:

EDITOR’S DESK, pg. 4

LETTERS, pg. 6

PHOTO ALBUM, pg. 8

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 14
Atlas O offerings, a unique TCA reefer, books, and more!

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, pg. 20

VIEWS FROM THE UNDERGROUND, pg. 23

S GAUGE THEN NOW AND THEN, pg. 24

REVIEWS, pg. 58
Lionel Legacy GP30

AD INDEX, pg. 65

TIPS & TECHNIQUES, pg. 66
Repairing broken Flyer stirrup steps