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Best Birthday Ever!

Yesterday was my birthday.  It was also the monthly meeting of the Sugar Creek Model Railroad Club.  And someone donated what could be called a metric (poop)load of postwar and prewar Lionels in,  well, let's be charitable and say 'well loved' condition.  After a bit of haggling (and a modest donation to the club), the Razorback Traction Company's Home For Wayward Lionels has added this:  GEDC2234

After a bit of cleaning and tweaking, this 2032 consist was growling pleasantly along my layout last night:

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The motor in this 628 was immaculate.  Once I get the E-unit sorted out, it should be a nice runner!

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The prewar 253, while dismanted, has all the major components and, being fairly bulletproof, should go together nicely once I get a new pickup: 

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The postwar freight cars will also clean up well with a bit of loving: 

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This stock car is in very nice condition.  All it needs is a giraffe sticking out of the roof: 

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Some Marx and Lionel signals were also  included:

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And now, closeups of the 253:

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Note the Christmas tree light in this Pullman:

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The other Pullman and observation:

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I'm looking forward to rehabbing the vintage Lionel transformer in order to run the prewar varnish:

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A pair of 1122 switches and a stack of O27 track complete the package!

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All in all, a very happy birthday! 

Mitch

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