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Hello All!  Brand new to the forum so please let me know if I'm posting something that belongs elsewhere!

I wanted to know if anyone knows about this Lionel #60.  This was from my dad's collection which unfortunately was mostly destroyed by fire in 2001.  I picked a few items out of the wreckage and this was one of them - a Lionel #60 FAO Schwartz Department Store Special.

I haven't been able to find EVEN A PHOTO of one of these in original condition anywhere - nor any recorded sales so I have zero idea of value.  Does anyone have one?  Or at least a picture of one?

I'm going to try to clean it up a bit - get the motor working etc - but not planning to restore because I am advised once I lose the #60 stamping on there any value it may have is gone.

Any info helpful and appreciated!

Paul

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There is a photo of that locomotive on page 148 of Greenberg's standard gauge book.  He shows it as "...FAOS Special, 0-4-0, c.1915."  It looks like the same engine as the #33 c, 1917-1918.  There is an NYC decal on the left side of the cab.  It's very faint in those two photos but you can see it if you look for it.

If I had that locomotive, I would straighten all of the handrails and accessory mountings, but I wouldn't try to restore the finish.  That funny looking thing on top should go.

Does it run.  Certainly it can be fixed to run unless the wheels have expanded.  But they may be replaceable.  If you can get it to run, making the headlight work is easy.  The wires probably need new insulation, and you'll probably have to clean the brushes and armature.  Some painstaking work but certainly doable.  It was no reversible, so that avoids one annoying part of wiring.  If I ahd that engine, I would surely get it running.

Malcolm Laughlin

There is a photo of that locomotive on page 148 of Greenberg's standard gauge book.  He shows it as "...FAOS Special, 0-4-0, c.1915."  It looks like the same engine as the #33 c, 1917-1918.  There is an NYC decal on the left side of the cab.  It's very faint in those two photos but you can see it if you look for it.

If I had that locomotive, I would straighten all of the handrails and accessory mountings, but I wouldn't try to restore the finish.  That funny looking thing on top should go.

Does it run.  Certainly it can be fixed to run unless the wheels have expanded.  But they may be replaceable.  If you can get it to run, making the headlight work is easy.  The wires probably need new insulation, and you'll probably have to clean the brushes and armature.  Some painstaking work but certainly doable.  It was no reversible, so that avoids one annoying part of wiring.  If I ahd that engine, I would surely get it running.

Malcolm Laughlin

Thanks Malcolm!

I don't have that book.  Any chance you could snap a pic of the pic and post it here?

The funny looking thing on top is just the loose parts for the loco sitting up there - they could go to where they belong.

I will try to get it spruced up mechanically!

Paul

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