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Jerry Calabrese steps down as Lionel CEO

Jerry Calabrese steps down as Lionel CEO

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

April 16, 2014, New York, NY – Jerry Calabrese has stepped down as President and CEO of Lionel Electric Trains, a position he held since 2004. Calabrese’s announcement completes a transition process begun more than a year ago when Lionel consolidated operations at its Concord, N.C. facility. Join the forum discussion on this post

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New Greenberg’s Guide features collection of OGH co-founder

New Greenberg’s Guide features collection of OGH co-founder

| April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new Greenberg’s Guide to Lionel Standard and 2-7/8” Gauges, 1901-1939 is now available and features photos contributed by OGH co-founder FriscoSteam Rob. The 448 page book features over 900 photos, some of pieces from Rob’s magnificent collection. Join the forum discussion on this post

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Williams by Bachmann 2014 catalog available

Williams by Bachmann 2014 catalog available

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you weren’t already aware, Bachmann Trains released their 2014 Williams O-gauge catalog earlier this month.  Since my focus is almost entirely on Prewar trains these days, I admit I don’t pay close attention to new products coming from our current manufacturers.  But I’m sure some of you are very interested!  Click the catalog image […]

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Restoring a Lionel No. 385W (c.1934)

Restoring a Lionel No. 385W (c.1934)

| March 2, 2014 | 1 Comment

Been a while since we had an article, so here it goes. Friends brought me this Lionel No.385W standard gauge tender for repair.  As you can see, the “zinc pest” had attacked this one.  As we all know, the crumbling casting is due to impurities in the mold or metal when the piece was originally […]

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TTRP Announces Sale of Business

TTRP Announces Sale of Business

| September 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

From an email I received yesterday.  TTRP is one of the distributors for Model Engineering Works’ line of Prewar train parts. Toy Train Restoration Products (TTRP), the country’s leading manufacturer of specialized repair tools for the toy train industry announced today that they have been acquired by Precision Metal Crafters, LLC of Greensburg, PA. Join […]

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Korber Models Sponsors OGH August Giveaway

Korber Models Sponsors OGH August Giveaway

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

  As you may know, Korber Models has been acquired by OGH Forum Member Rich883 and his wife Mrs Rich883. They have generously donated a brand new #958 Mill Works structure kit for the OGH Members August prize drawing. With the sparse number of buildings kits available for the O Scale hobbyist, we welcome these […]

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Lionel Releases ZW-L Product Video

| June 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Since the original announcement of the Lionel ZW-L transformer, the release has been much anticipated. The design is classic Lionel and the Voltage Meters and Ammeters are a feature I wish I had on my old ZW. The Product Video is found at this link: http://www.lionel.com/customerservice/service-documents/video.cfm?documentid=6419 Here is the decription from the Lionel website: The […]

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Korber Models, LLC Acquires Korber Product Line of Scale Model Structures

Korber Models, LLC Acquires Korber Product Line of Scale Model Structures

| April 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

We just received word announcing Korber Models, LLC has entered into an agreement with Just Trains of Delaware, LLC to acquire the Korber Product Line of HO, O and G scale structures. The agreement includes existing inventory as well as all tooling. According to the news release, Korber will put these models “back in production” […]

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SuperSnap track is back!

SuperSnap track is back!

| March 9, 2012 | 2 Comments

RMT has announced that their SuperSnap line of O gauge track will be in stock and ready to ship starting Tuesday, 13 March!  SuperSnap was originally developed by K-Line, and has been out of production for 10 years.  RMT’s new release of the sectional track features prototypically proportioned ties, a blackened “shadow” center rail and “snap-together” […]

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Build a steam-era sand house

Build a steam-era sand house

| February 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

This is recycled from my participation in a sandhouse “token-build” on OGR a few years back… now long gone. It was my first scratch-build since I was in Middle or High School, some 30+ years earlier. Since I run mainly steam on my layout and have limited space, I chose to model a very traditional […]

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