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Author:  winced36 [ Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:19 pm ]
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Stopped by a local show today, mostly to support the organizers. Usually its predominantly HO stuff with a bit of modern and postwar O-gauge. Found this late Lionel 807 on a guy's table for a few bucks:

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Black journals, blackened wheel-set, stamped silver lettering and just a single latch-coupler. Dating to the 1939-42 time-frame, soon after Lionel would go to war and not manufacture any trains for a few years.

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:39 am ]
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Got the 1681 down off the shelf to see if it still runs...like a clock!

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I need to clean those rust-spots off the pilot wheels.

Pretty quiet around here...

Paul II

Author:  javinda [ Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:00 am ]
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wow that is awesome!

Author:  winced36 [ Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:29 am ]
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An early Lionel 804 recovered at York this week:

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I've been looking for a nice example for quite awhile...this should clean up nicely.

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:58 pm ]
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Thought I'd repost this...lost all of the others in the Photobucket debacle. Lionel 258 runs south on the mainline after exiting the Lionel 305 Hellgate:

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The layout's been offline for awhile...we had a minor flood in the basement which destroyed a couple of the power-bricks. Need to run down some replacements. In the meantime here's one from the archives.

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:16 pm ]
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I'd been looking for a nice set of olive 600-series passenger cars to go with the MTH/Lionel Corp 254E from a few years ago...finally hit pay-dirt with this nicely restored set:

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Paint matches pretty well.

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:30 pm ]
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Don't think I posted this before...a Lionel 804 from the late-1920's. I found this one with various parts missing and its handrails soldered to the tank-sides. A few bucks, a hot soldering iron and some elbow grease got it back in order. Stripped the tank and repainted it dark green and applied "Cities Service" decals, sort of a homage to the postwar two-dome version. Fun little project:

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A bit of an abomination for the purist, but this was headed to the bin if we hadn't pulled it back from the brink.

Paul II

Author:  winced36 [ Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:07 am ]
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A Lionel 2235T diecast tender purchased at the York TCA meet:

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I wanted a 2224T tender, but saw this for a good price. Just need to swap the tender drawbar.

Paul II

Author:  javinda [ Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:43 pm ]
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Nice color green!

Author:  winced36 [ Sat May 18, 2019 3:17 pm ]
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A nice Lionel 831 found at a local jumble sale this AM:

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An early example, sans journals, dark green, nickel trim. Twenty years ago this sells for $25-$30...today $5.

Paul II

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