A CARSTENS CLASSIC!
Ives O gauge lithographed No. 1810 boxcab locomotive with die cast wheels in blue, yellow, and black. It was a short-lived solution for a low-cost locomotive once Lionel had assumed control of the company. Note simplified styling.
Toy Trains of Yesteryear puts into one convenient low-priced volume many of the fascinating toy train collecting articles written by Case Kowal for Toy Trains Magazine during 1953 and 1954. The issues containing these articles have long since been out of print, and the back issues of Toy Trains usually command collector's prices when they can be found. At the request of countless collectors we have reproduced some of the more popular articles into Toy Trains of Yesteryear.
O gauge handcar powered by clockwork and produced by Bing.
Collection Hal Carstens.
Toy train collecting has come a long way since 1953, the year before the Train Collectors Association was organized. Many items manufactured in 1953 and later have become sought after collectors items in themselves. Restoration, once looked down upon, has come of age and is recognized as an important tool for the legitimate collector when properly done. Train meets are now a regular occurance throughout North America.
Lionel's chunky No. 33 locomotive can be found in many toy train collections.
While all of the material in this volume has been completely reset for this book, the publishers have not changed the orginal articles in any way. They are reprinted just as they originally appeared insofar as the text is concerned and without apology. The reader should be aware that new research or discoveries since the original writing might conflict with some of the data presented here.
Bing No. 528 tin lithographed caboose. Collection Hal Carstens.
Toy Train of Yesteryear - Contents
1. Carlisle & Finch
2. Knapp Trains
3. Weeden Live Steamers
4. Howard Trolleys
5. Howard Trains
6. American Flyer's Unsuperstitious No. 13
7. American Flyer's Deluxe No. 3020
8. American Flyer's Wide Gauge
9. Bing of the Twenties
10. Bing Clockwork Trains
11. Early German Clockwork Trains
12. Lionel's No. 33
13. Lionel Electrically Lighted O Gauge
14. Lionel's Big No. 42
15. The Lionel Armored Train
16. Dear Mr. Ives: No. 17
17. Ives No. 1 Gauge
18. Ives Economy Models
19. Made in the Ives Shops: Wide Gauge
20. Limited Vestibule Express
21. Ives Streamline Train Designs
22. Dorfan and Die Castings
50 pages, softbound, black and white.
Bing's double-trucked observation car is decorated for New York Central's famous Twentieth Century Limited, though similar to Ives construction of the same period. Collection Hal Carstens.