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 scenes of America’s most famous toy train retailer. Inside you’ll find:
– Over 200 unpublished photographs of Madison Hardware. Explore inside Madison’s warehouses, a place where the public was forbidden to visit.
– Informative and entertaining anecdotes from the people closest to Madison Hardware. Including trusted friends and employees, former owner Richard Kughn, and longtime customers.
– Comprehensive information on Lionel parts and special products produced by Madison Hardware.
The Madison Hardware Story is more than just toy trains. It is the story of a store and how it’s owners impacted an entire collectible’s market.