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MTH electric trains illustrated price & rarity guide
McComas, Tom.
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Publication Information:
New Buffalo, MI : TM Books & Video, Inc., [1999]

Physical Description:
216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library TF197 .M2186 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Central Library TF197 .M2186 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Since 1988, MTH has offered a serious challenge to Lionel's dominance -- Twice as good at half the price is the rallying cry of MTH's fast-growing customer base. This is the first guide to cover MTH products exclusively. Current prices and rarity ratings are accompanied by market reports, an interview with MTH president Mike Wolf, and trend arrows indicating the likely future values of MTH products, all of which are illustrated with gorgeous color photographs.

Author Notes

Tom McComas has been producing books and videos about toy trains since 1974. His award-winning I Love Toy Trains is one of the most popular children's video series in the country. McComas has also co-authored the six-volume Lionel: A Collectors' Guide and History, considered the fines books ever written about Lionel.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
About This Guidep. 2
Toy Train Revue Journalp. 7
Dieselsp. 10
Electricsp. 41
Steamersp. 44
ABS Rolling Stockp. 51
Passenger Carsp. 66
Setsp. 77
Accessoriesp. 79
Rail King
Dieselsp. 80
Electricsp. 91
Steamersp. 94
ABS Rolling Stockp. 104
Die-cast Rolling Stockp. 127
Passenger Carsp. 128
Setsp. 136
Accessoriesp. 143
Specialty Itemsp. 152
Tinplate Traditions
1993 to the present
Accessoriesp. 154
Standard Gaugep. 158
O Gaugep. 165
Early Years (1983-93)
Accessoriesp. 167
Standard Gaugep. 169
O Gaugep. 174
Toysp. 175
Miscellaneous Itemsp. 176
RealTraxp. 177
ScaleTraxp. 178
Paperp. 179
Indexp. 210

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