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Authoritative Guide to Lionel's Postwar Operating Cars (Soft Cover Shelf Worn)

Authoritative Guide to Lionel's Postwar Operating Cars (Soft Cover Shelf Worn)

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Note this is a shelf worn book.  "Shelf Worn" books are gently used and cannot be sold as new.  These books were used as demo books, came from the printer slightly worn, etc.  They can exhibit slight rubs on the bindings, small tears on the hardcover jackets, some shelf marks on the bottom, or slight bends or creases on the softcover covers.  All books are complete with no missing or torn pages!  These are great books to add to your collection as either your first copy, a second copy for your train room or to complete your collection of Project Roar Publishing books.

 Hurry, supplies are extremely limited.  Once gone, they're gone.

Based on 1,000’s of authentic internal postwar Lionel documents as well as the expert observations of two leading postwar historians, Joseph P. Algozzini and Emanuel F. Piazza, this volume provides the most complete and authoritative guide to Lionel’s operating cars.

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It is the first volume to include both price and rarity for COMPLETE component boxed items, including:

  • All known and authenticated operating car variations
  • All peripherals that came with the operating car
  • Original Boxes
  • Instruction Sheets
  • Insert & liners
  • Packed Envelopes

It also includes:

  • An introduction by Roger Carp covering the history of Lionel’s operating cars
  • Rarity based on actual production numbers
  • Definitions of operating car suffixes
  • Comprehensive appendices on boxes, trucks and couplers and box car “Types”

This is the first time this level of detail straight from postwar Lionel has been compiled.  This refreshing and new research will increase any collector or operators expertise on this subject.

The soft cover edition is perfect bound with an attractive and durable "glossy" cover.  This volume was manufactured to provide a timeless reference.

Soft Cover, 160 Pages, 8½" x 11", Full Color, 325+ Photos

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  1. excellent 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Nov 24th 2021)

    I would like to thank the authors very much for the time and research work that they did to create this beautiful book

  2. Another "GEM" from Joe Algozzini and Emanuel Piazza! 5 Star Review

    (Submitted on Feb 4th 2021)

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Monsignors Algozzini, Piazza, Carp, and Schmid have given us another great tool to help us enjoy the fantastic world of Lionel Trains. I am happy and proud to add this fine publication to my library collection. In just a few days it has already delivered results in making an informed buying decision. Gentlemen, Thank you so much!

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