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Does anyone have this Tyco railroad manual?? and I am wondering what it has in it....
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I always wondered too!
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I have it and the later reprint...the line about sending your locomotive with a broken coupler to an authorized TYCO repair center is priceless. And who'd a thunk you could have a card order operating session with TYCO equipment... http://misterbobsmodelworksemporium.blogspot.com/2009/09/tyco-model-railroad-manual-1979.html
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oooo I want one! Anyone got a extra?
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i have a spare one as walts picture,ken
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Walt - I have it also - It is an attempt to cover model railroading using Tyco trains and accessories from the time period. Covers scenery wiring and even kitbashing Tyco locos. It has been referred by some as the Haynes version of model railroading. Everything is Tyco in the manual except trees and scenery which it doesn't specify manufacturer of those. - I am going to say fantasy meets model railroad. One comical picture in the book is the Tyco traffic signal over a switch track? My overall opinion of the book is it is not bad considering the time it was printed. -Die hard rivet counters would probably scarf at it
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My overall opinion of the book is it is not bad considering the time it was printed. -Die hard rivet counters would probably scarf at it...
Originally posted by Brianstyco - May 07 2012 :  3:20:38 PM



I second that opinion...it's an easy read for someone just getting into the hobby, especially a younger modeler.

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Hey Brian;

Yeah the Haynes or the "Chilton"! Unless you plan on an empire or have money to waste it's a good guide.

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oooo I want one! Anyone got a extra?

Originally posted by microbusss - May 07 2012 :  09:40:12 AM



Anyone interested in buying one of these Tyco books, Amazon.com has them listed. I just bought one a few minutes ago online for $4.77 plus 3.99 shipping, They go up from there to 86 bucks Here's a link if you want a short cut -

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0801968569/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

They also have some of Jim Volhard's Maintaining and Repairing your Scale Model trains, starts at $10 on up. I bought one of those also. I figured I better put my order in BEFORE I post this, or they may all disappear overnight! LOL.

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Wow, just looked Jerry and some nut want $84 for it! I think I'll buy the $4 one just for fun.
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I watched the one listed on Ebay for a week. With 22 hours to go and no bids I thought I would get the bidding started. The book sold for 99 cents but the shipping was near $8. I guess $9 overall isn't bad...
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I'll look for this next Sat the 19th during Depot Days in Cheyenne
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Wow! Back when I was in 6th or 7th grade that book cost me something like eight GP20/SD24 shells that I hacked up with cheap Atlas saws. I still have that book, but the cover and every page is so dog eared.
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You guys missed the duplicated pictures in color & black-n-white...

Did you miss also, the guy using the gold TYCO powerpack as a hand-held throttle, too?

I had this book when it didn't have "TYCO" in the title, plus, two more books followed this one and went nowhere close to kiddie trains, but into brass and hand-laying rail & ties...

"...a long, long time ago, I could remember..."

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Ah, no John.

Don't think anyting was "missed" just not mentioned. Rather important distinction.

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Well, the USPS mail tracker shows this book is in town & will be delivered on Monday... Should be interesting to leaf thru it. I'm not expecting anything great.. but I will enjoy it anyway...
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I got my $4.47 Tyco book in the mail today. While it's not a high-end Modeler's bible, it is fun to look at, all the items in the book are Tyco, shows many of the engines, rolling stock,and accessories in use. Some Kit-bashing of TYco engines and buildings are in there, plus basic modeling from benchwork to detailing to track-laying. Most pictures are black and white, with a few in color in the center of the book. Overall, it is worth the money I paid for it, $8.00+ with shipping, just to have a nice Tyco-oriented model train book around. I'm not disappointed at all in it. It's more oriented to over-views of modeling than actually step-by-step modeling. If you love Tyco trains, and just want a neat reference guide using nothing but Tyco, then this book will fill the bill. I wouldn't pay more than $10 for it, though. I do love how they used the automobiles throughout the book, many used are the Camaro and AMX off the Auto-loader.

Jerry

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I received my book on Monday and I feel about it just like Jerry. Kinda neat to own for what it is.

The cars (Camaros) are located in some really strange place since there's no road anywhere... I also love the placement of the Tyco blinking traffic light amoung the trains...

My biggest surprise was the photos that had the Kenworth trucks in them. The book is 1979, and I never knew the KW's were avalible then. I thought they were 1980's.. Guess I was wrong...

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