Last train show at the Monroeville train show I found out what was a almost 4 year hunt for this Lionel 256 my father passed away almost 4 years ago .
I'm a big postwar O gauge guy and I wanted something I could run and have I decide since my father was born in 1925 to find something made or in that time period
I felt the Lionel 256 would be the best of the best .
The gentleman I bought it from gave me a great deal and now that I own it I only know it probably form the late version form the 1930 or 1929
I am not sure of anything else . I decided to go with freight cars because My understanding is this item could of been purchased as a single sale item . and my dad at that age 0f 4 -6 yrs old back in the day im sure would of been a freight guy..
Im thinking of the 810 crane the 820 search light cars
otherwise Im not sure if you had any suggestions I appreciate knowing your thoughts and any info on this engine I have
also I rewired the engine new brushes and cleaned and oiled it runs great it had new wheels installed
the field wire needed to be attach better contacts needed clean and the brush springs where home made after corrected all good
what Im confused about is white flags meant I think a lone run green and red meant other functions for the
Would a lone freight train have two flags on each end if not what would the color of the flags be I use electrical tape for my flags easy to change and look pretty good on it
Also one last ? I read that cabooses had flags on the ends but why don't you see any Lionel cabooses with holders like the engine has? and with flags ?
thank you for the info ...daniel