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November 02, 2005


If you have no interest in model trains just skip this one...

After several weeks of posting an ad in the paper here's my largest success story to date: a nearly complete Lionel set from 1949.

Here's a rundown of what I got:



A very nice 622 switcher. The white in the photograph is just dust. It's in beautiful shape with only a tiny speck of rust on one rivet. Otherwise she is just fantastic.


The crane car that came with the set. It's missing the crane hook but is very tidy. Everything works as smooth as silk.


The crane car's matching caboose. Again no rust and just terrific shape.


A searchlight car that will need to have the wires replaced but is very clean.


The automatic dump car. For 56 years old it's really very nice.

I've had some other successes but this is my best story so far. With this being the last week on the ad we'll see what else the phone brings.

If you are interested in this sort of thing I have found this guide to be of incredible value:

Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1945-1969

Posted by Jim at November 2, 2005 12:44 PM


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