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1912
Lionel in the United States began production of a range of trains using Maerklin's philosophy of offering a complete range of trains, track and accessories and adopted the No 2 gauge. However, they too assumed that the 2 1/8" gauge stated in Maerklin's literature was measured between the rails, which was the norm in the USA. When the mistake was realised, Lionel coined the term "Standard Gauge" which is still in use today in the USA.

We carry sets, engines, rolling stock and accessories from Lionel, American Flyer, Marx, Williams, MTH, K-Line and more. Our inventory changes daily. Call us at 724-652-4912 or email Lou to verify your requests. Additionally, we carry custom water decals for your restoration projects. Check out the list below.

Water Decals

Department 56

Old Toys

I NEVER MET A TRAIN I DIDN T LIKE by Lou Palumbo
Lou opened The Underground Railroad Shoppe in 1985, and began writing articles and columns for various toy train publications starting in 1987. Since 2007, Lou has been writing a monthly column called Views from the Underground for Classic Toy Trains Magazine, and is known for his candid and constructive opinions of the toy train hobby, along with his famous home spun humor. - I Never Met A Train I Didn t Like - compiles some of Lou s best articles along with brand new exclusive writings sure to be both informative and entertaining to all readers. It is available from Amazon.com (search for Lou Palumbo.) You can also get a signed copy directly from Lou at the store or in the Orange Hall at the York Train Show for $12.99 (plus $3 shipping on mail orders). Contact us to order the book!
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UNDERGROUND RAILROAD SHOPPE DVD
From the producers of the popular I LOVE TOY TRAINS series: All aboard for a fun-filled trip to the Underground Railroad! Great train layout action, toe-tapping music and lots of laughs starring Lou Palumbo and Vinny Boombatz! Contact us to order the DVD for $14.99, free shipping
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EXCLUSIVE TO THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD SHOPPE - THE 20" M.T.H. NEON CLOCK
A specially produced 20" diameter M.T.H. Neon Clock, perfect for your train room. Contact us to order! Price is $329.95 + $29.95 shipping/handling (PA residents add 6% sales tax)
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