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Over 200 unpublished photographs of Madison Hardware.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 StoryFriday, July 21st, 2017 at 4:37am

Special delivery from Lionel Trains! Our production sample of The Madison Hardware 6464-105 boxcar arrived. We'll post additional photos in the coming days. Please remember orders for the boxcar are due by August 1st!

The Madison Hardware Story
The Madison Hardware Story
The Madison Hardware StoryWednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 2:06pm

Just released at We have SIX packs of unused Madison Hardware paper that we acquired from a large Lionel collector. Ninteen items included in each pack. Grab them now, they'll go quick!