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Why Choose Us

You have invested time and money collecting and operating model electric trains. As with any investment, adequate and accurate supporting information is of extreme importance and value. Whether you are making a decision to buy or sell trains or simply want to learn more about the trains and the company that manufactured them, you demand certain qualities from the research and reference guides you consult. Accuracy, Completeness, Objectivity and Freshness are what distinguish the award winning works published by Project Roar Publishing.

 Inside The Lionel Trains Fun Factory's Numerous Awards

The Authoritative Guide To Lionel's Promotional Outfits 1960 - 1969's Numerous Awards 


Project Roar Publishing has become the authoritative source of historical information on model electric trains. Our publications are based on actual manufacturer documentation and expert observations done by leading toy train historians. Accuracy is ensured through the use of rare original documents and the experts who base their writings on their study of these internal records.

Original Blueprint and Artwork for 3435 Traveling Aquarium Car


Manufacturer production documents list everything that came with an item or train outfit, including all variations, boxes, inserts/liners, envelopes, instruction sheets and other associated peripherals. This level of detail is included in all our publications.

Catalog Outfit 1640W With Authentic Lionel Production Records 


Project Roar’s publications set a new standard of objectivity for the publications devoted to model electric trains. Descriptions and listings are based on actual manufacturer documents as well as the careful observations of leading toy train historians. These documents provide the undeniable facts of what the manufacturer produced and marketed.

Manufacturer production quantities are also used as a basis for determining objective rarity ratings for items and outfits.

3357 Variations Along with Original Blueprints and Production Records


Project Roar’s publications start with a clean slate. Our research begins with manufacturer documents and samples of the actual item(s) we’re writing about. This allows our historians to write publications based on facts and not popular myths. Readers benefit from objective and complete publications.

Some of the 1,000's of Authentic Lionel Historical Documents Used in Our Publications

Project Roar Publishing – Dedicated to preserving the history of hobby collectibles

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