Many iterations of this set/engine nowadays but this is unusual.  Got an original from 1957 into the shop for servicing.  I don't think originals are run that much anymore.

This one needed a new flanged drive wheel, motor brushes and tightening of the E-unit handle eyelet/rivet.  Along with normal cleaning, lubricating and smoke piston cleaning and adjustment.

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That's cool!      My daughter loves hers.    I got here the modern re-issue when she was very young.
She's 26 now and an executive with Hilton Worldwide now (proud dad) and the pink Loco sits on a credenza in her office.

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David

I have always kind of wanted one of these sets. My daughter is 9 right now but probably would still like it. The Postwar Celebration Series is the one I would get I think. Just the nostalgia and how iconic it is for the history of Lionel I guess is the draw.

 

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I think the PWC version had a can motor, and they gave the folks who preordered it an extra freight car to make them feel better about the change in specs.

Somehow, the very last version -- Conventional Classics? -- reverted to an AC motor, albeit one made in China whose parts are not interchangeable with Postwar or MPC.  The sku is 6-38340 but it's often referred to as set 1587S.

I would love to know more about the conventional classics version...  How did it run?  What are the differences between the "Chinese" pullmor motor, and the original??  Honestly, before I paid big bucks for any of these, I would be tempted to find a 2037 in good condition and just paint the darn thing pink!

Creep, coast, and pull.  We're not talking about cold fusion here.

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Wasn’t one of these remake versions the one that good ole Clyde Coil posted about on the forum? I can’t find anything from the forum search, but I think he was one of the first to make a post filled with dangs about why Lionel would do this.

Hi`, i just received mine, got it on Ebay, it`s the Lionel Celebration series 6-31700, we just love it, it goes around the track like a champ...

What is the knock on this set with the Can motor that Ted refers to? This is the one I would want unless there is a good enough reason not to. What is the number on the locomotive - is it 8014 or 2037? When I search this set there are images showing both but the person posting them might have made a mistake.

Randy_B posted:

What is the knock on this set with the Can motor that Ted refers to? This is the one I would want unless there is a good enough reason not to. What is the number on the locomotive - is it 8014 or 2037? When I search this set there are images showing both but the person posting them might have made a mistake.

Randy,

The 8014 version refers to the one Lionel Trains Inc. made in 1991. That set’s engine came with a can motor as well as a transformer and an oval of track.

I still see that version ask a substantial price depending on where you look.

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Ted S posted:

I think the PWC version had a can motor, and they gave the folks who preordered it an extra freight car to make them feel better about the change in specs.

With the amount of these Stock Cars I've seen for sale, at high prices originally, I'd guess the stores got them and most who had purchased the sets never even knew they were produced. It is a very colorful set to run and probably a conversation starter.

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