Some of these bumpers are stamped on the bottom as being made in Hong Kong others are stamped MACAO ( China, i presume). Any other variations-both seem to be exactly the same-any subtle differences? Finally-there is a 2283 bumper with "Track 29 LCCA 1994 Chattanooga" stamped on its top-anybody know about these bumpers-were they boxed, when during that convention were they handed out, did they come in pairs as the normal 2283s were? thanks in advance-P Hering
There are a bunch of variations on the 2283’s over the years — manufacturing location (Hong Kong, Macao and China), many different packaging changes, etc. Track down Railbear601 on here - he’s documented many different versions.
The LCCA Track 29 Bumper actually has a “real” Lionel number — 6-52039. They were distributed singly in bubble wrap to everyone that attended the 1994 Chattanooga convention.
PaperTRW - You are a wealth of inside Lionel information. Please continue to share these tidbits.
Jim I agree with your sentiments. These folks are the ones who make this hobby great. BTW-I was not able to find the thread about these bumpers written by Railbear601. I did "ask the experts" at LCCA and they confirm what TRW said. Turtle7