Just a quick note to let everyone know that the second printing of the book is now available. You can purchase the book through the link at the top of the page or by visiting www.madisonposter.com.
Based on the feedback we have received since our first run sold out in December, we are announcing a second printing of The Madison Hardware Story. We expect to place the order with our Publisher towards the end of February, with an expected delivery in late May or early June. Make sure to pre order [...]
Even two years after we started scanning the Madison Hardware photos from Richard Kughn, we're still finding cool things. This Erie prototype gondola was tucked on a top shelf in the Detroit location. It appears it was designed to load and unload the cement canisters that were common gondola loads during the postwar years. There [...]
As of December 4th, 2016 we are sold out of the first printing of The Madison Hardware Story. We have started a waiting list to gather the level of interest in a second printing. If we reach a minimum quantity by 4/25/17 we will proceed. If you are interested, please visit our link to purchase The [...]
The following review of The Madison Hardware Story was written by Dr. Bruce Greenberg. Dr. Greenberg is an authority on Lionel Trains, and has written and published numerous books on the subject. My sincere thanks to Dr. Greenberg for his review of the book and his help in its publication. You can order Dr. [...]
Derek Thomas has been a toy train enthusiast since the age of three. He received his first O gauge Lionel set in 1992 at the age of eight. Since that time his O gauge collection and knowledge of the industry have continued to grow. In 2007 Derek graduated from Olivet Nazarene University, with a degree [...]
Madison Hardware – For Lionel Train enthusiasts the name invokes thoughts of toy train treasures stacked to the ceiling of a small Manhattan store front. For over ninety years Madison Hardware supplied New York, and later Detroit, with the Lionel Trains that millions of children longed for. The Madison Hardware Story takes you behind the [...]