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September 2021

The September 2021 issue of Classic Toy Trains

Featured

In this Issue

Details, details

Observation and a little work can add a lot of realism to your layout.

MTH Premier U30C diesel

A terrific O gauge model of one of GE’s heavy haulers.

A northern O gauger models the Southern

Crescent Green reigns on John Staschak’s layout.

Dazzling Alcos for the Flyer line in 1950

Gilbert’s first diesels were shining stars.

Common postwar steamer with an uncommon roof

Discovering a unique Lionel 1654.

The old, the new, and the innovative

Learn how the tried and true can create O gauge magic.

Also in this issue:

EDITOR’S DESK, pg. 4

LETTERS, pg. 6

MODERN ERA NOTES, pg. 8

PHOTO ALBUM, pg. 10

NEWS & PRODUCTS, pg. 14
MTH continues, next York, special run cars

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, pg. 18

VIEWS FROM THE UNDERGROUND, pg. 21

S GAUGE THEN NOW AND THEN, pg. 24

WEEKEND WORKSHOP, pg. 40
Creating a farmhouse with character

REVIEWS, pg. 50
MTH Railking SD24, Kusan Fleet Filler

AD INDEX, pg. 57

TIPS & TECHNIQUES, pg. 58
Make a water tank, coax a bulb out, a hot E-unit