Reply to "Which Hobby Stores In Your Area Have a Good, Regularly Refreshed Selection Of Postwar Trains?"

eddie g posted:

Mr. Mallard sir, A lot of the new people into trains consider postwar to be anything after 1945

Perhaps Eddie, but that's just because they don't know that the correct term for Lionel trains made after 1969 is modern.

Modern Lionel trains have further eras within modern, based on ownership. MPC is from 1970 to1986. That was followed by the Richard Kughn period known as LTI (Lionel Trains Inc.), and finally the current Neil Young based partnership Lionel LLC.

If I was a betting man Eddie, I'd say you don't have any modern Lionel trains, and furthermore, the people who think current production is postwar probably have no idea which war is being referred to.


Enough rebuttal, back to the question at hand.

The Twin Cities is pretty thin on postwar. Most of it has dried up long ago, and is in the hands of the collectors already.

Scale Model Supplies has a rather tired batch of stuff that never moves. I'm not sure why they even waste their space with it.

There is a store in Hopkins, west of Minneapolis, called Steve's Train City. Steve is at least a TCA member. The store is a little hard to find, and his hours are a little odd. He's been known to have a bit of a gruff exterior when dealing with the unwashed public, but he's actually a good guy. If you get a chance to go in there, and know what you're talking about, you could have good luck.

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