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To place an order, send payment and your shipping address to my Paypal address rosterhoff@charter.net, or send a check or money order to Bob Osterhoff, 1622 Garden Valley Drive, Wildwood, MO 63038.  If you wish to pay by credit card, please call me at (636) 458-3659.  Combine multiple DVDs and save on shipping:  $2.50 for one DVD, $3.00 for two DVDs, or $5.00 for three or more DVDs!  

Lionel Lines 1938-1944 DVD
Price: $35.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • A unique full-color reference of a comprehensive collection of very rare prewar employee publications--never before pubished!
  • Includes almost 300 pages of fascinating reading about Lionel's wartime activities
  • Provides profiles on employees, executives and wartime military production

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The Gilbert News:  The Early Years 1941-1946 DVD
Price: $20.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Seventeen select issues in full color of fascinating reading as originally published
  • Over 240 pages of fascinating employee personal and company information of the A.C. Gilbert Company
  • Includes 84 pages of bonus material---Employees Manual, Suggestion System Guidelines, Employee Opinion Polls and much more pertaining to the A.C. Gilbert Company
  • Provides unique insight into the company during the wartime years and early postwar years

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Lionel Postwar Dealer Paper DVD
Price: $20.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Fascinating images of Lionel dealer price lists, parts listings, Service Station tools documentation and miscellaneous paper
  • Complete 5F Test Set Manual, Instruction Manuals for setting an Authorized Lionel Service Station. complete Electronic Control Service Manual
  • Over 850 pages of useful dealer service information, as originally published

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Lionel Engineering Standards DVD
Price: $40.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Over 675 factory blueprint images of detailed parts and packaging from 1949 through 1966
  • Unique rare page on secret formula for Lionel SP smoke pellets
  • Pages actually used by Lionel engineers during the postwar era to ensure consistency of train product design using common parts

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The Gilbert News 1945-1954 DVD
Price: $18.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Twenty select issues in full color, including early issues from 1945 to 1949
  • Over 350 pages of fascinating employee personal and company information of the A.C. Gilbert Company
  • Unique profiles on A.C. Gilbert, the man, as well as other Gilbert executives of the era

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Plasticville U.S.A. Catalogs 1950-1957 DVD
Price: $18.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • A unique full-color reference of a complete collection of difficult-to-find postwar Plasticville U.S.A. catalogs
  • Thirty-one catalogs totaling 286 pages of rich information pertaining to Plasticville products
  • Twenty bonus paper items, including product brochures and instruction sheets

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Lionel Prewar Operating Manuals Volume VI DVD
Price: $18.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Terrific reference packed with "how to" information and tips on operating  prewar Lionel trains and accessories
  • Easy navigation and accessibility to quickly find desired instruction manual years
  • Includes over 550 pages of information from 20 manuals, including varieties, as originally published

 

Lionel Postwar Operating Manuals Volume V DVD
Price: $18.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Terrific reference packed with "how to" information and tips on operating Lionel trains and accessories
  • Easy navigation and accessibility to quickly find desired instruction manual years
  • Includes over 1,800 pages of information from 32 manuals, including varieties, as originally published
  • Includes a 1957 "what if" manual, which was never issued

 

Lionel Postwar Instruction Sheets Volume IV

Dealer Displays DVD
Price: $18.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Over 150 pages of rare Lionel display instruction sheets and documentation as originally published
  • Easy navigation and accessibility to quickly find desired instruction sheets
  • Fifty-seven (57) different Lionel dealer display instructions with accompanying illustrations from advance or display catalogs

 

Lionel Postwar Advance Catalogs 1946 - 1969 DVD
Price: $45.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

(Available in Tablet edition also for same price)

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Almost 1,000 pages of spectacular dealer material from the postwar era of 1946-1969
  • Includes bonus of scare postwar advance catalog inserts for those years issued
  • Includes super-rare Spring 1946 dealer catalog!
  • The perfect supplement to your Postwar Consumer Catalog Archives!

 

Lionel Prewar Advance Catalogs 1926 - 1942 DVD
Price: $45.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

(Available in Tablet edition also for same price)

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Over 975 pages of spectacular dealer material from the prewar era of 1926-1942
  • 48 different advance catalogs, dealer "how to sell" booklets, trade price lists and dealer display catalogs from the prewar era, most in full color as issued
  • Four spiral-bound executive master catalogs from the 1930s in full color
  • Several never previously published products brochures from the 1930's
  • The perfect supplement to your Prewar Consumer Catalog Archives!

 

Lionel Postwar Promotional Records DVD with Audio
Price: $16.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, features the following:

  • Actually listen to eleven promotional records produced by/for Lionel!
  • A rare 1949 dealer display record and a 1946 New York Model Railroad Show recording
  • Listen to the 1951-53 Colber Corporation consumer record of train sounds and view four complete Colber dealer/consumer catalog
  • Includes images of documentation, advertising and folders supporting the records

DIGITAL DVD OF LIONEL POSTWAR INSTRUCTIONS SHEETS    All New REVISED and EXPANDED Volume III

Price: $14.00 each + $2.50 Shipping (If Volume I, II and III are ordered together for $14 each, or a total of $42.00, shipping is only $3.50 for all)

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • A unique basic reference for postwar tinplate trains at their finest!
  • Expanded to 400 pages of Lionel instruction sheets and documentation as originally published
  • Easy navigation and accessibility to quickly find desired instruction sheets
  • Includes bonus of rare postwar Lionel Service Bulletins 1960-1969
  • An expanded 155 different track, transformers, HO and miscellaneous instruction sheets

LIONEL POSTWAR INSTRUCTIONS SHEETS - Volume I and II also available for $14 each + $2.50 shipping! 

  • Includes over 400 pages of Lionel instruction sheets and documentation as originally published
  • Easy navigation and accessibility to quickly find desired instruction sheets
  • Includes bonus of rare postwar Lionel Service Bulletins 1946-1949
  • Includes 105 different Locomotive instruction sheets
  • Includes 76 different Rolling Stock instruction sheets
  • Includes tough-to-find F-3 diesel and GG-1 instruction sheets as well as special instruction notices!

  • A unique basic reference for postwar tinplate trains at their finest!
  • Includes over 340 pages of Lionel instruction sheets and documentation as originally published
  • Includes bonus of rare postwar Lionel Service Bulletins 1950-1959
  • Includes 80 different Accessory and 46 different of the most popular Outfits (Sets) instruction sheets

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Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Postwar Cataloged Sets DVD

By Paul Ambrose
Price: $18.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Both First and Second Editions in full color on one DVD
  • 400 pages of the definitive study of Lionel's popular Postwar cataloged sets (outfits)
  • An all-new 34-page  Addendum with updates for both Editions plus new research documented by Paul Ambrose and only available on this DVD!
  • The most comprehensive and original study of Lionel Postwar cataloged sets ever compiled.

Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Postwar Accessories DVD

By Alan Stewart
Price: $18.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Both First and Second Editions in full color on one DVD
  • Over 300 pages of the definitive study of Lionel's popular Postwar accessories
  • These volumes remain the only comprehensive and original study ever published  for Lionel Postwar accessories

All Aboard! - The Story of Joshua Lionel Cowen & His Lionel Train Company DVD

By Ron Hollander
Price: $18.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Pioneering and original research covering Lionel's storied history--over 100,000 hard copies sold!
  • Over 500 digital pages of fascinating reading - both First and Centennial Second Edition on one disk
  • Early promotional brochure for First Edition
  • Second Edition features update on Lionel progress from 1981-2000

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The Annual Reports of The Lionel Corporation 1943 - 1969 DVD
Price: $45.00
+ $2.50 Shipping

(Available in Tablet edition also for same price)

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • Over 500 pages of The Lionel Corporation public reporting as originally published
  • 28 different annual reports, many in full color for each year
  • Amazing highlights and low points of The Lionel Corporation
  • Many references to and illustrations of Lionel products, the New York showroom and dealer displays

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All Aboard at Lionel

The Complete Digital Set 1946 – 1959

 

Now you can own the complete set of Lionel’s fascinating internal publication, All Aboard at Lionel, in digital version on DVD-ROM for the PC/Mac  (not for viewing on TVs).  Featuring 102 issues—over 1,650 pages, this set is absolutely the rarest of Lionel publications, and few are known to exist.  This digital set has been compiled after many years of research and collecting, obtained from a variety of sources.  The images are high resolution, printable for personal use, and produced in three volumes.

         

Volume I – 1946-1949 includes over 470 pages:

  • Bonus issue of All Aboard at Lionel predecessor, “Lionel Lines” special M Award issue of October 1943
  • Exclusive insight into the immediate postwar era of Lionel—its people, manufacturing processes and products
  • Lenny Dean’s (“Mr. Lionel”) wedding photo (1947), as one example of exciting personal profiles of “Lionelers”

 

Volume II – 1950-1953 includes over 600 pages:

  • Incredible expanded 50th anniversary celebration in 1950
  • Exciting detailed profiles of early Lionel executives and management
  • How Lionel products were made and exciting profiles of company partners

 

Volume III – 1954-1959 includes over 580 pages:

  • Increased coverage of Lionel’s top service station/dealer network
  • Special insight into the challenging issues of toy train production and marketing in the 1950’s
  • The final months of Lionel ownership by the Joshua Lionel Cowen family in 1959

When you purchase the complete set of three (3) DVDs, you receive free a special Author’s Edition certificate with an authenticated piece of the Hillside/Irvington, NJ factory floor, plus an unreleased 4”x 6” factory photo reprint---all for the price of $135.00 + $5.00 shipping.  Individual DVDs of Volumes I, II and III are available for $45.00 each + $2.50 shipping per DVD.

This set of Three DVDs is also available in Tablet Edition for iPad and Android devices, for the same price as the PC/Mac Edition ($45.00 each DVD, $135 for set of three).  SPECIAL: Purchase the combo pack PC/Mac Edition PLUS the Tablet Edition for only $200.00 + $5.00 shipping – includes six (6) DVDs total plus factory certificate and photo.

       

 

The Annual Reports of The A.C. Gilbert Company 1937 - 1968

Price:  $18.00 Each + $2.50 shipping

Includes over 300 pages of A.C. Gilbert public reporting as originally published
• Includes 32 different annual reports and special documents related to the business
• Collection provides amazing highlights and low points of The A.C. Gilbert Company
• Documents the last years of A.C. Gilbert including references to sale to The Lionel Corporation

Lionel Postwar Display Catalogs DVD – Complete Set 1947 - 1965
Price: $40.00 + $2.50 Shipping

 

This DVD, which can be viewed on Windows and Mac-based computers, includes:

  • A unique full-color reference of a complete collection of hard-to-find Dealer Display catalogs
  • View each catalog in your web browser using PDF files (this is not a video DVD--it works only on a computer!)
  • Includes complete collection of scarce Lionel “How to Sell” merchandising booklets
  • Includes bonus sales promotional material

 

DVD OF LIONEL PREWAR & POSTWAR Billboards

NEW Version 2.0 (One additional billboard set added)!  

Price: $14.00 each + $2.50 Shipping

  • A unique full-color reference of a complete collection of hard-to-find Lionel billboards
  • Includes Standard Gauge prewar, O and HO Gauge postwar as originally issued
  • Capability to print in original size for use on train layout
  • Includes rare sets from 1932-1933

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