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May/June 2022

The May/June 2022 issue of Classic Toy Trains

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In this Issue

Going his own way in O gauge

Chris Raines expresses himself on a new layout and YouTube channel

Marx's military train set

An unnumbered prewar marvel

Backroom treasures from Gilbert

American Flyer rolling stock assortments

Meet Lionel's detail expert

Fritz Della Valle got everything moving correctly

The Marx El Capitan set defined elegance

70 years and counting for this classic O gauge train

Lionel's no. 397 coal loader

Plenty of action and only one track required

Lionel's no. 1615 Cannonball Express set

A study of transition from 1986

Out of many comes one superb layout

The “Eclectic Empire” boasts trains of every gauge and vintage

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
Items from the Amherst show

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS, pg. 18

S GAUGE NOW AND THEN, pg. 20

VIEWS FROM THE UNDERGROUND, pg. 21

WEEKEND WORKSHOP, pg. 48
New life for a Flyer no. 290 steamer

REVIEWS, pg. 50
Lionel Baby K4, Menards hospital

AD INDEX, pg. 57

TIPS & TECHNIQUES, pg. 58
Modifications for trucks and closing track gaps