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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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Lionel Maroon 8 Freshening

Lionel Maroon 8 Freshening

| December 1, 2011 | 4 Comments

One question that many folks ask when delving into Prewar Lionel Collecting is… just what is it going to take to get this locomotive operating again? What I have endeavored to do here is to provide a pictorial reference for performing such a maintenance operation. The subject is a Lionel Electric Trains 1925 Maroon Number 8.  […]

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