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A couple years ago, I picked these up and finally just painted one of them.

They both were in silver paint. One unit, the sliver one, has motors and pumps inside the "house". The tanks appear to have some kind of a plastic or vinyl insert that hold either water or smoke fluid or some other liquid.

I painted the one but will leave the second one in silver.

The bottom of the one I painted says "LIONEL".

I have searched the Lionel site and Google, but can not find this item. 

Does anyone have any idea what it is and who made it?



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Hi Bill,

The paint is used came from my "antique" collection of lacquer paints. Back in the 1960's, I used a paint from the company Super Model Aircraft in Hinsdale Ill. The paint was called Super Railroad Lacquer. I had many bottles of these as I did a lot of brass painting (HO). 

I still have a couple left over, and use them once in a while. Have never had any issues with these paints that are almost 60 years old. The color of the building is Tuscan Red.

The tank was painted with Scalecoat black. The cement forms are Floquil Cement. I glued Arizona Rock & Mineral Co gravel under the tank.

Glad you liked it.



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