Monthly Archives: July 2011

Christmas Tree with Upside-Down Train

This MANCO Novelty Layout features a rotating inverted Christmas tree with an O-gauge train running around the “base” of the tree on the ceiling.  Another O-gauge train runs around a loop on the floor.  The venue is the November 2009 … Continue reading

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INSIDE LOOP Novelty Layout

This MANCO Novelty Layout Inside Loop was displayed at the TTOS Cal Stewart Train Show in Pasadena, CA in November of 2010. The 5 1/2 foot diameter loop of track can rotate in either direction, and the Snowman Train can … Continue reading

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Lionel CW-80 Transformer General Description “Original Version”

Also consult the Lionel Owner’s Manual at http://www.lionel.com/media/servicedocuments/71-4198-251.pdf This description covers the “original” version of the CW-80 transformer. This version had several problems that were subsequently modified in the “revised” version covered elsewhere. Some photos used here are from a … Continue reading

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MANCO Novelty Layouts

Are you looking for something to add a bit of zest to your train room? Let your trains and track slip the bonds of gravity to create exciting new possibilities for track layouts and train operation: A train running on … Continue reading

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