I dismantled my layout last year to refinish the basement and have taken the opportunity to find new homes for several items in my collection.
I started to prep my set of 4 AEC Reactor Fluid Cars for sale and I noticed that the blue, purple and green cars have different car numbers stenciled on them than printed on the box label. For example, for Lionel 6-16153, the Blue fluid car, the label reads 6315-1, but the car itself is lettered with number 6515-1.
Can anyone tell if this is a “known” issue? I searched around for photos and found images that were similar to my cars. I hope that the numbering discrepancy is a known production quirk and that I don’t have a problem with the authenticity of the cars.
It is hard to believe these are 20 years old or so. They still have a lot of fluid in them, although I gotta believe the angels may have gotten a share over the years.
Thanks in advance for any info.