You are looking at a very special reference book by Project Roar in the Lionel Postwar Encyclopedia series.
Based on 1,000's of authentic internal postwar Lionel documents as well as the expert observations of two leading postwar historians, Joseph P. Algozzini and Emanuel F. Piazza, this volume provides the most complete and authoritative guide to Lionel's operating cars. It is the first volume to include both price and rarity for COMPLETE component boxed items, including:
- All known and authenticated operating car variations;
- All peripherals that came with the operating car;
- Original Boxes;
- Instruction Sheets;
- Insert & liners;
- Packed Envelopes.
This is essential for you to make sure your cars are as like new as possible!
It also includes:
- An introduction by Roger Carp covering the history of Lionel's operating cars;
- Rarity based on actual production numbers;
- Definitions of operating car suffixes;
- Comprehensive appendices on boxes, trucks and couplers and box car "Types"
This is the first time this level of detail straight from postwar Lionel has been compiled. This refreshing and new research will increase any collector or operators expertise on this subject.
The soft cover edition is perfect bound with an attractive and durable "glossy" cover. This volume was manufactured to provide a timeless reference.
CONDITION: C-9. Like new. Has BOTH AUTHORS' inscription on fly page, but not to anyone in particular, so it is not personalized. Back cover has a little bit of shelfwear in the form of laminate bubble. If you hold the back cover under a lamp, you might see some shelfwear in the laminate sheen, but this book looks new. All the rest is in new to like new shape. Probably will not find any newer.