What is a Classic toy train?

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Posted by The Gnome on Sunday, June 24, 2018 1:15 PM

Buying a set to get the transformer makes sense.  Get some more cars with it.  More cars is always nice.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:49 PM

The KW is my transformer of choice these days.  It can run two trains, has a whistle control (orange lever), direction switches and enough extra power for layout lights and accessories.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:36 PM

The KW's an excellent choice.  I've still got mine from when I was a kid, it's 50 years old and still works perfectly.  I did have to replace the power cord but that was no problem.  I use it to power the trains under the Christmas tree.

I picked up another one as a back-up about three years ago, paid $75 for it. Very reasonable in my opinion.  A lot of transformer for the money.

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Posted by The Gnome on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:05 PM

Bob Keller

For the purpose of the magazine it is, broadly speaking, Standard gauge, O, and S gauge trains in the pre and postwar eras. That was our founding focus.*** Modern Standard gauge, O and S gauge trains are now part of the coverage. ****

 Asterisks were inserted by The Gnome

Sure enough, when my first issue of CTT arrived, it included a review of the Premier line PA from MTH, written by Bob.  This is a modern O gauge train, not produced pre or postwar.

So, perhaps my Lionel starter set with with the 8222 New York Central diesel fits under the CTT umbrella.  Also, i have the Marx windup CV with cars and the 1927 American Flyer caboose.  I am starting to get the hang of this.

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Posted by Penny Trains on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 6:39 PM

Oh yeah.  The "maker" can outweigh the age of a piece.

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