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2016 Catalog

Since 1972

We are the oldest and most complete LIONEL® Restoration Company in the WORLD! 


     I think that since we were school kids, we've all looked forward to summer vacation, and I'm no different! But I haven't taken the whole summer off since I was 17 years old, many moons ago!
     So, in the heat of mid-July, the office will be CLOSED for one week from July 17-22 while we take our annual summer vacation!
     Rest assured, someone will be available here to sign for packages, check messages, and read the e-mails - but we'll be out of touch for a week while we rest up, so be assured that we'll get back to you just as soon as we return!
     Best wishes to all my friends and clients for a safe and healthy summer, and we'll speak to you all in a week!
     Best Regards, Lenny

As many of you know by now, we recently purchased Ted Nyerges' Screw Company and can now offer screws, bolts, nuts, rivets, washers and other small fasteners and parts for LIONEL@ Trains.  If you click on the link above left "Nyerges Bolt & Screw List" you can view our entire list of parts, and prices.  Or, let us know your needs by phone if you prefer, and if we can help you, we will. For now, we have a minimum of order of $15.00. + shipping . Watch our site for future developments, and new parts!

Thank you for visiting our new website! While we are still in the process of completing the website, our restoration business is still going strong and has been for over years!

    We welcome your business! We repair and professionally restore most LIONEL trains from 1900-1966. Our photo of the LIONEL #2343 1951 SANTA FE F-3 Diesel is one of our most popular jobs! We can paint just about any road name on LIONEL F-3 diesels including very rare items that, if you could possibly find an original would cost you thousand of dollars! Try us! Great work, reasonable prices and we have tremendous references from just about every LIONEL dealer, manufacturer or long –time collector in the business. Our relationship with the now closed MADISON HARDWARE COMPANY, affectionately referred to as “LIONEL SERVICE STATION #1” because of their close and personal relationship with LIONEL founder, J. Lionel Cowen, is well known and documented.

   CALL US with your questions and needs. If it’s LIONEL, we can probably help you! As president and owner of L & L Model Train Co., although I have been creating top-quality LIONEL® restorations for over 40 years now, I am also a LIONEL® train collector, operator and enthusiast, and have been a member of the TRAIN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION since 1973 - TCA #73-5876. Our ads often say "STATE OF THE ART" because I will personally settle for nothing less than that when tackling a restoration job. Every completed job we send out is a miniature advertising billboard for our company - and I know it has to be better than just "good" because, as is always our goal, 100% satisfaction. So hopefully we'll hear from you soon. All our contact information is below. We prefer phone calls, so we might speak to you and explain our work, and how we might best serve you! We look forward to hearing from you.

L & L MTC Ltd.

We're happy to announce our new e-mail address which should be activated by Feb. 1, 2015. While we still prefer to speak with you over the phone, we will be happy to respond to your e-mail requests as they arrive. Please allow 48-72 hours for us to process your e-mails. Our phone and office hours will remain the same. Our new e-mail address is: 
As always we look forward to hearing from you and working with you,  Len

“In my 58 years of building model electric trains, I have never discovered a more fascinating hobby”
Joshua Lionel Cowen, 1881-1965 Founder of the LIONEL CORPORATION

"Professional, world-class LIONEL® restoration since 1972"

FLASH! We have just updated our catalog for 2016 and it is available as a free download by clicking on the red box at the right. You can print the catalog from your own computer's printer free of charge. Our catalog is complete listing of ALL our restoration services, parts AND prices! Naturally, we always welcome your phone calls, and hopefully our catalog will give you a better idea of the complete range of our products and services we offer.

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See our ad in the upcoming issue of

We're sorry, but we don't work on these trains, but our good friend and colleague JOE MANIA does!  He has vast experience restoring and repairing these brands, and his work is of the highest quality.  You may recognize Joe's name, he is the leading columnist for CLASSIC TOY TRAINS' monthly "Questions and Answers" column.  Like myself, Joe is a life-long aficionado of model electric trains and will be happy to answer questions regarding your prized collectibles.
 Contact Joe at:  www.jlmtrains.com  or e-mail him at  joe@jlmtrains.com 

CONTACT US:   Phone (10am-6pm, Tue-Sat)  .........  201-438-1266

We have moved to larger, more efficient quarters to serve you better. We will also gradually increase our website to include beautiful hi-resolution photos of ALL our restoration work, which, in many instances is virtually indistinguishable from the originals!

E-Mail us lionellennyrestoration@gmail.com
'Snail' Mail, checks, UPS, Fed-Ex and USPS deliveries:
1 Orient Way, Suite 'F' #348
Rutherford, NJ 07070



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