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Another Madison Hardware Find

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-02T00:07:21+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About the Author

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-02T00:33:11+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

About The Madison Hardware Story

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-02T00:06:20+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments