This information-packed guide helps train lovers of all ages to gain the most enjoyment from their new Lionel[registered] train set by taking them step-by-step through the process of selecting, setting-up, operating and maintaining their trains and accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions describe how to wire and control a Lionel layout with conventional transformers and with their innovative TrainMaster Command Control System[registered]. The construction of a complete Lionel layout is detailed in text and photographs. Covering everything from their new action accessories to the current version of the renowned ZW transformer, this book explains Lionel railroading in the clear and simple terms needed for a fun-filled entry into the hobby. Features: Essential information on selecting, purchasing, setting-up, operating and maintaining Lionel[registered] Electric Trains; Explains benchwork construction, track planning and layout design, wiring and control, scenery and maintenance procedures; Only operator-oriented book authorised and licensed by Lionel[registered] LLC.