whats a good book on lionel trains?

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  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    im looking for a book that will tell what was made in what years and so on, and maybe by the markings on it, like the numbers.
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    The is a series by McCuhoy and Tomas http://www.tmbooks-video.com that cover most of the field. They're divided by time categories.
    Kalmbach publish the Greenberg's guides They are divided into even more categories.
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    Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains by David Doyle. Vol. 1 is postwar trains (1945-1969), Vol. 2 is prewar (1901-1942). Both are available at most larger bookstores like Barnes & Noble or Borders.
  4. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    i got Greenberg's guides ordered, covers all years i guess, seen they make one for marx too, ill have to get it now to...lol
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    Very good question:wave:
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    Gil Finn Active Member

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    Try O'Briens Toy TRain Collection.

    At some time you will want to know about more that Lionel.
  7. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    ya im already looking at some old marx stuff.
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    Jaabat New Member

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    I have volume one of this series and highly recommend it.

    I've also seen a new pocket reference guide by Mr. Doyle - "Warman's Lionel Train Field Guide: Values And Identification" that is very comprehensive and loaded with color photos. It's very compact and easy to carry to train shows, etc for quick referrencing.

    Jim