I was walking through the local train show last week. I had already purchased a Lionel 18000 0-6-0 switcher from one table. It was LN with original box, all for $125.00. I was getting ready to leave, thinking I had seen everything. I looked at the last table at the show, and there I saw it. A Lionel loco with a $20.00 price tag attached. I picked it up thinking it was probably a Scout or a 2037. It wasn't. It was a pre war 224, a late one. I couldn't get the $20.00 bill out fast enough. Sure it needed a few things, like a trailing wheel set (had one) and a good cleaning. There was enough pet hair in the gears to stop the wheels from turning. A quick degreasing, hair removal, than a good cleaning and lube was all it needed. Runs like a top. Now I need to look for a 2224W tender. I love the pursuit, very gratifying.