Lionel 225E Parts

I picked up a decent looking Lionel Prewar 225E this weekend at a train show as the price seemed right and I've been wanting one to add to my collection of late prewar die cast locomotives.  I wish I would have looked closer when I purchased it as it initially looked like it just needed a new front truck due to some damage to the original.  Upon installing the replacement I purchased, I noticed that it appears that the truck damage was likely sustained during a drop and the pilot must have shattered as well.  Somebody did a very clean looking epoxy job that is hard to notice at a glance and I unfortunately didn't notice this at the show before purchasing it.

I can't seem to locate a 225E steam chest replacement, but the postwar 675 part looks similar (I believe the 225E tooling became the postwar 675/2025).  Are these actually compatible, or is there a source for a replacement steam chest?  I'd also be on the hunt for a new boiler front as I'm not happy with how the door on this one fits.  Any potential sources would be great.

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SantaFe158 posted:

I picked up a decent looking Lionel Prewar 225E this weekend at a train show as the price seemed right and I've been wanting one to add to my collection of late prewar die cast locomotives.  I wish I would have looked closer when I purchased it as it initially looked like it just needed a new front truck due to some damage to the original.  Upon installing the replacement I purchased, I noticed that it appears that the truck damage was likely sustained during a drop and the pilot must have shattered as well.  Somebody did a very clean looking epoxy job that is hard to notice at a glance and I unfortunately didn't notice this at the show before purchasing it.

I can't seem to locate a 225E steam chest replacement, but the postwar 675 part looks similar (I believe the 225E tooling became the postwar 675/2025).  Are these actually compatible, or is there a source for a replacement steam chest?  I'd also be on the hunt for a new boiler front as I'm not happy with how the door on this one fits.  Any potential sources would be great.

Try Dr. Tinker - dave@drtinkertrains.com.  He has a large stock of prewar parts, although he has only postwar on his posted list.  I saw him last week and he was able to provide five of the six parts I was looking for for restoration of Lionel from the 20's.

Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep that in mind.  I was able to purchase an original steam chest off of Ebay yesterday, so that solves most of my problems.  I'm still thinking about whether or not to replace the original smokebox front as the latch to keep the door shut is bent out of shape.

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