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May 2021

May 2021 issue of Classic Toy Trains

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In this Issue

Ed Berg’s Marx layout gets a new home

The 40 x 60-inch display also gets a new name.

American Flyer Gulf tank car

Lionel’s no. 9100 helped revive S gauge in 1979.

Train right out of history!

American Flyer’s Frontiersman set sold with executive flair.

Three-rail joys of realism

Capturing the feel of the Northern Pacific in 50 square feet.

Lionel’s coal elevator

Handling black diamonds with the colorful no. 97.

How to add a small sign business

A structure and fencing are all you need.

Familiar with the Lionel D-189 display?

It’s a perfect choice for your first – or next – layout.

Our family saluted the Baltimore Colts of 1959

American Flyer, Lionel, and football made the perfect display.

Also in this issue:

EDITOR’S DESK, pg. 5

LETTERS, pg. 6

MODERN ERA NOTES, pg. 8

PHOTO ALBUM, pg. 10

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 14
Collectible cars, Frank Ellison repro building, Plasticville, U.S.A. book

VIEWS FROM THE UNDERGROUND, pg. 17

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, pg. 18

GREATEST FIND, pg. 29
A colorful Lionel set from J.C. Penney

REVIEWS, pg. 50
Lionel LionChief 2.0 GG1, Menards Amtrak station

AD INDEX, pg. 57

TIPS & TECHNIQUES, pg. 58
Make a covered hopper