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Lionel Postwar 6464-650 Box

TC8436 ·
I recently purchase a Lionel 6464-650 Rio Grande Box Car, received it from Stout Auction I participated in last year. It came with it's Original Box upon receiving the item and inspecting the box I noticed the sticker that displayed it's number 6464-650 was starting to peel off. I peeled it away a little more and saw the box number was really 6464-900, and on one flap the number was 6464-930 which is the box for the New York Central box car. Is this common with the Lionel 6464 box cars where...
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MTH Premier NS Heritage High Cube Box Cars

R.Cabrera ·
Looking to buy NS Heritage Box Cars: New York Central Illionois Terminal Erie Lackawanna Central of Georgia Conrail Virginian Reading Interstate Southern Thank you. ask-daddy@hotmail.com
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Fig Newton boxcar?

Garrett76 ·
Did any of the manufacturers make a Fig Newton car? I see a lot of Nabisco items, Oreos, Crackers, Chips Ahoy, but no Newtons Thanks
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Prewar box coupler maintenance

Mikeobrienrp ·
I’m a real new year to this. I unearthed my old Lionel train from a box when my mother moved into nursing home. I have a 1666 locomotive , not sure tender number, 2679 boxcar with electric coupler (box coupler) 2682 caboose with electric coupler, and a couple more. Got most everything up and running, looking for info on maintaining and repairing couplers, missing the top of box on one car, also can I lubricate (oil) the solenoid that uncoupled cars. any advice or source of literature would...
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American Flyer U.S.M. 37 Division Box Car

Harry Henning ·
I bought a large personal collection and would like some info. about this yellow operating box car. It is labeled 'BUILT USA 1956' U S M 37 division. It has the box ejection mechanism, & non riveted door guides. I could only find it listed as a 2 piece set w/ a rocket firing flat car from the 'Defender Set'. How was this particular version sold? I presume it was in a set. Thank you for any info. Harry
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Boxes for Modern Tinplate

PittsburghTim ·
I am reaching the point where I just have no more room for all of the empty boxes from my modern tinplate and was wondering how others feel about the decision to pitch them versus saving them. I have never deluded myself into calling my trains investments. I have never sold a train. If I lose interest in a piece, I usually give it to someone who would appreciate it. Is there some aspect of this issue that I am missing? Rest assured, I will always keep the boxes that belong to my prewar...
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Please delete this post. FS: Set of vintage Lionel O/O-27 #58 postwar lamp posts

Bob G (WNY) ·
I have four (4) original Lionel #58 cream-colored gooseneck lamp posts, each equipped with an original and functional pear-shaped frosted bulb, that were manufactured in the postwar era only between 1946 and 1950. These accessories, which I purchased from Madison Hardware Co. in the early 1970s, were inspected by me but never used on my former layout. The posts themselves are in TCA C-8 [like new] condition- -free of any dings or breakage, with unblemished painted surfaces. The bulb...
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WTB a Box for 6419 postwar work caboose

stevin ·
looking for a box very to excellent, insert is a plus. Please email me NLVETS333@AOL.COM if need be ill take the car too even though I have one. Help me out fellas. Thanks
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Looking for D.L&W. postwar Work Caboose, Mainly box but if car is part of the deal so be it.

stevin ·
Lookoing for the earlier style that would have come with the deluxe freight set led by the turbine steamer. The box WOULD NOT SAY O27 ON IT! please email me with what you have ofcourse I would porefer a P6 and up, insert would be nice but show me whatever you have because im trying to complete this is a hurry, I can buy outright or I have plenty of items to trade from prewar, postwar and modern. You name it accessories, track, switches, freight engines passenger, bridges, paper work other...
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One time price reduction, not going any lower. Don't miss out on this one! Lionel 6-29800 MOW Crane New in Box.

Modelrailroader ·
For Sale: Lionel 6-29800 MOW TMCC Crane, this is brand new, never got around to using this one, as I have two of them. Only taken out of the box for these photos, it has not been run at all. While there are other road name ones out there, it's hard to find the MOW one, which can been run with any road consist you may have. Asking $295 net to me, and actual UPS cost to you. If interested, email me directly: robertgromen@gmail.com Thanks for looking!
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electroliner ·
Its the body of a French steeplecab with a custom frame to use a Marx motor unit. I used a tinplate looking trolley pole from a cheap windup knockoff. The headlight mount bracket was fabricated. I did the paint job. I used it wth prewar Flyer and Lionel consists circa 20'-30's....With compromise couplers. I am almost done with a scratch built steam clockwork...using a Hornby drive. Ill post it when done. It uses a Marx tank car for the boiler..Ill post it when completed.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by electroliner: Great looking one
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handyandy ·
Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof.
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electroliner ·
Originally Posted by Khayden93: Originally Posted by electroliner: Great looking one A suggestion..The body was made by Jouef in France and across the pond, steeplecabs in tinplate are much more common and my strategy was to go to the UK version of Ebay, as U.S sellers want an arm and a leg for this stuff. Also..I have bought Hornby etc there and the shipping costs are not as bad as you would think. Often they are comparable to U.S costs. Its a matter of having the patience to search for...
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electroliner ·
Originally Posted by handyandy: Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof. Thats simply brilliant. Amazing! My favorite is Prewar A.F. This is one I restored the headlights, pantograph and replaced the wheels on...
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by handyandy: Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof. Love it awesome great job
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mwb ·
Here's one that started off as this: and after adding a Weaver drive and a little bit more......ended up as this:
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by mwb: Here's one that started off as this: and after adding a Weaver drive and a little bit more......ended up as this: Came out great very nice
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Adriatic ·
Ive seen very nice cab body units, and GG1s carved in wood. Couldn't tell that it wasn't cast without really looking hard. I think wood would work well( ). The motors shape screams electric center cab. A tall hood "block" profile short diesel switcher would be easiest, just keep the body's edge low enough to hide the big wheels(like the long tin MARX cab bodies with the steam sized drivers up front.
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electroliner ·
Originally Posted by mwb: Here's one that started off as this: and after adding a Weaver drive and a little bit more......ended up as this: Wow...I am in awe of your metal working skills etc. If you taught a class. Id attend and sit in the front row. Are the Weaver drives available separately? I have a interurban freight motor I cannot find three rail trucks for. Converting the common two rail trucks seems too daunting.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Adriatic: Ive seen very nice cab body units, and GG1s carved in wood. Couldn't tell that it wasn't cast without really looking hard. I think wood would work well( ). The motors shape screams electric center cab. A tall hood "block" profile short diesel switcher would be easiest, just keep the body's edge low enough to hide the big wheels(like the long tin MARX cab bodies with the steam sized drivers up front. Did not even think of doing a electric center cab might have...
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mwb ·
Originally Posted by electroliner: Wow...I am in awe of your metal working skills etc. If you taught a class. Id attend and sit in the front row. Are the Weaver drives available separately? I have a interurban freight motor I cannot find three rail trucks for. Converting the common two rail trucks seems too daunting. That thing was a total bear to work with - better than 0.080 thick galvanized steel! Soldering was "educational" to say the least, Weaver drives? I just buy up old RS-3 or FA...
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by mwb: Originally Posted by electroliner: That thing was a total bear to work with - better than 0.080 thick galvanized steel! Soldering was "educational" to say the least, Weaver drives? I just buy up old RS-3 or FA units and strip out the drive components, and either resell or give away the body shell. Cheap and reliable drives..... A year or 2 back I adapted a Weaver drive into a set of Current Line traction side frames and put that under one of those old IMP ED144...
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mwb ·
Originally Posted by Khayden93: Originally Posted by mwb: Originally Posted by electroliner: That thing was a total bear to work with - better than 0.080 thick galvanized steel! Soldering was "educational" to say the least, Weaver drives? I just buy up old RS-3 or FA units and strip out the drive components, and either resell or give away the body shell. Cheap and reliable drives..... A year or 2 back I adapted a Weaver drive into a set of Current Line traction side frames and put that under...
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Khayden93 ·
Thanks! still have 3-4 more boxcabs and a few steeple cabs to power stacked up in the projects queue. Cool
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Southwest Hiawatha ·
Electroliner Where did you get your AF parts? I have a similar boxcab in need of restoration. One of the parts I need is the headlight, which is in the cab front rather than on top. Originally Posted by electroliner: My favorite is Prewar A.F. This is one I restored the headlights, pantograph and replaced the wheels on...
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handyandy ·
Back when I could see small parts better, I built these On30 infernal combustion locos, both built from styrene on HO drives. Adding side rods to a Bachmann F-unit was a real treat! LOL
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by handyandy: Back when I could see small parts better, I built these On30 infernal combustion locos, both built from styrene on HO drives. Adding side rods to a Bachmann F-unit was a real treat! LOL They look great
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by handyandy: Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof. What are the dimentions of the engine?
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Lee Willis ·
Was a BEEP. Still is inside.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Lee Willis: Was a BEEP. Still is inside. Pretty cool one
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handyandy ·
Originally Posted by Khayden93: Originally Posted by handyandy: Here's my "Ode to Prewar" centercab I built to haul some prewar AF coaches. It's powered by a Marx double reduction motor and made of wood and PVC pipe, a Radio Shack light socket and other herbs and spices. lol I painted it like an old Ives cast iron engine, including some "chipped" paint around the edges of the roof. What are the dimentions of the engine? 8.25" long over the pilots, 2.625" wide over the roof overhang, and...
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handyandy ·
Originally Posted by Lee Willis: Was a BEEP. Still is inside. Sweet!
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handyandy ·
Originally Posted by mwb: Here's one that started off as this: and after adding a Weaver drive and a little bit more......ended up as this: Very cool. Real steel is awesome.
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Quick Casey ·
Well, It's not a box cab, or a steeple cab, it doesn't have a Marx motor, heck, it isn't even 3 rail O Gauge. (It's S Scale) But here's a freight motor made from a Gilbert Flyer baggage car.
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mwb ·
Here's a smaller boxcab - was an all steel body that is also running on a Weaver drive......with one of my traction stock cars in tow....
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Brother_Love ·
Pardon the poor photos but I have this one on the to do list.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Quick Casey: Well, It's not a box cab, or a steeple cab, it doesn't have a Marx motor, heck, it isn't even 3 rail O Gauge. (It's S Scale) But here's a freight motor made from a Gilbert Flyer baggage car. Very cool great job
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electroliner ·
Originally Posted by Southwest Hiawatha: Electroliner Where did you get your AF parts? I have a similar boxcab in need of restoration. One of the parts I need is the headlight, which is in the cab front rather than on top. Originally Posted by electroliner: My favorite is Prewar A.F. This is one I restored the headlights, pantograph and replaced the wheels on... Hope these help.. http://www.brasseurelectrictra...r/americanflyero.php http://georgetebolt.com/...
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galley_proof ·
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by galley_proof: Love the PA
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Brother_Love: Pardon the poor photos but I have this one on the to do list. Awesome
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John23 ·
I've got a Lionel Rock Island 44T unit that I will be turning into an electric - I have a GG-1 pantograph to mount on it and will add some more bits and cover up the end radiator vents. It'll probably end up being painted Milwaukee Road. The RI 44T doesn't have Blomberg truck frames which will help the look. I just placed the pantograph on top to give an idea of what it'll look like.
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by John23: I've got a Lionel Rock Island 44T unit that I will be turning into an electric - I have a GG-1 pantograph to mount on it and will add some more bits and cover up the end radiator vents. It'll probably end up being painted Milwaukee Road. The RI 44T doesn't have Blomberg truck frames which will help the look. I just placed the pantograph on top to give an idea of what it'll look like. Neat
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electroliner ·
Looks familiar..ala Niagara Junction RR cab and some very similar CN examples. Great kit bash.
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John23 ·
Yeah, if I trim off that belly skirt and hang a couple of air tanks down there, and change the headlights, it'll be very close. The hand rails are even very similar. Thanks for the pic!
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Adriatic ·
To do: 1. Add this this list to old list. 2. Find: appropriately sized Ford Grill 3. Build: GE 125 ton steeple cab switcher #1000 in original Ford blue . 4. Build: GE 125 ton steeple cab switcher #1001 in red on black. 5. Avoid: "Here's the church, Here's the steeple" jokes. "Someday"
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Khayden93 ·
Originally Posted by Adriatic: To do: 1. Add this this list to old list. 2. Find: appropriately sized Ford Grill 3. Build: GE 125 ton steeple cab switcher #1000 in original Ford blue . 4. Build: GE 125 ton steeple cab switcher #1001 in red on black. 5. Avoid: "Here's the church, Here's the steeple" jokes. "Someday" Very cool
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John23 ·
Originally Posted by Khayden93: Originally Posted by Adriatic: To do: 1. Add this this list to old list. 2. Find: appropriately sized Ford Grill 3. Build: GE 125 ton steeple cab switcher #1000 in original Ford blue . 4. Build: GE 125 ton steeple cab switcher #1001 in red on black. 5. Avoid: "Here's the church, Here's the steeple" jokes. "Someday" Very cool That has to be the coolest diesel switcher ever!
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Steve "Papa" Eastman ·
Made from a bunch of spare Marx parts, powered by a K-Line speeder power chassis. Steve
 
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