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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:48 pm 
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Lionel 675 2-6-2 from early postwar period:
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A reworking of the prewar 225E casting, the 675/2025/2035 was dressed up in the spirit of the Pennsy K4 Pacific (note the Belpaire firebox). This example is a bit knicked-up, paired with a 2466W tender. Pulls a lot, and it weighs a lot.

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As a Pennsy fan, this and the GG1 were always among my favorite Lionel locomotives. Much smaller than scale, of course, but they gave a good impression. I had the American Flyer S gauge K-5, which looked a lot like this Lionel.


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Post-war / Pre-war:

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Must have sold a lot of candy bars over the years...

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Or eaten a lot of candy bars . . . .


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Sometimes you find postwar (and prewar) trains in conditions that might have them heading for the bin. It doesn't take much to bring them back to respectability:

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It's a good way to have some fun for not much money. Bought this Lionel 2465 in poor cosmetic condition (someone had slobbered super-glue all over it). An evening's work removing the super-glue, a shot of Testors silver paint and a few decals from George Tebolt and its back to something nice.

Lithography is where you run into problems...not much can be done with that.

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Nice clean-up job.


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Lionel 6404 flat with automobile:
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This car was included in a Quaker Oats promotional set offered briefly in the early 1960's. Lots of play-value here, something Lionel tried to emphasize with their postwar sets.

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Nice, though, with slots for stakes if you wanted to do something fancy.


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Here's a Lionel 1655 from 1948-49. While similar to the Scout 2-4-2, the 1655 (and sister 1654) had standard knuckle couplers and was sold in small sets with O-27 cars. They don't pull more than three or four cars. I have a prewar 1684 2-4-2 which is almost exactly the same as the 1654/55.

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Looks like the same exact casting. This one's in pretty good shape for its age. Usually I see them with more damage to the walkway etc. - Other Paul


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