The Madison Hardware Story – Now Availible


For Lionel Train enthusiasts the name “Madison Hardware” 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 is more than just toy trains. It is the story of a store and how it’s owners impacted an entire collectible’s market.

Over 200 unpublished photographs of Madison Hardware.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 now available. Visit to order the book. 

Pricing for the book ranges from $39.95 to $49.95 The book is an 8.5 x 11 hard cover with 152 full color pages.

The Latest News About The Madison Hardware Story:

The Madison Hardware Story
The Madison Hardware StoryWednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 6:22am

Twenty five books to go...👍

The Madison Hardware Story
The Madison Hardware StoryTuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 3:56pm

35 copies of The Madison Hardware Story left in stock until we are SOLD OUT. This is my second and final printing of this version of the book. The plan is to take 2018, regroup, and look at some other projects. I'll of course be here from time to time to share more Madison Hardware photos and stories, plus updates when the boxcar comes in, however for the moment we are close to winding things down. If you want a copy of the book, please pick one up using the Shop Now button at the top of our Facebook page. All the best, Derek