whats a good book on lionel trains?

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by ozzy, Jun 28, 2006.

  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    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

    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.
  3. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

    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

    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
  5. wickman

    wickman Member

    Very good question:wave:
  6. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Try O'Briens Toy TRain Collection.

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

    ozzy Active Member

    ya im already looking at some old marx stuff.
  8. Jaabat

    Jaabat New Member

    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.


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