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This page contains our current inventory of Postwar Lionel accessories and includes the following:

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Postwar Lionel Accessories
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
71 Three
Lamp Posts
E++ Yes $ 35
for
all
four
Four gray (6-inch high), die-cast (rewired) lamp posts: each one has a brand new reproduction globe; minimal flaws on the fixtures; they are very clean with sharp enamel-gray paint.

Less than $9 each! Street lights enhance any layout with a town setting and the popular 71 lamp posts were sold by Lionel from 1949 to 1959. These four are nice -- and of course, they all light!
151 Semaphore
Signal
E++/OB Yes $ 60
SOLD
Very useful operating, illuminated semaphore signal offered by Lionel for many years. Original blade and lenses. Includes the correct, original 153C contactor and the correct original instruction sheet #153C-23, dated 4/55.
Two views of the signal.
The signal is very, very clean -- and it lights and works perfectly!
Photo of the base of the signal plus the contactor.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 original box (a few tears).
Another view of the box.
Has the insert and this box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the box insert.

Nice piece in one of the nicest 151 boxes we have ever had!
153 Block
Signal
E+/OB Yes $ 75
SOLD
Operating, illuminated Block Signal from 1955: green base, silver pole, black target, black platforms, orange ladder. Has bayonet-style light bulbs.
Two different views of the signal.
The base has some box rub and a few scuffs plus scratches around the rear mounting hole and that's about it for flaws! It is very, very clean overall and it works perfectly!
Two side views of the signal.
Includes the original instruction sheet #153C-22 (dated 4/55).
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Has the original 153C contactor, two "O" gauge track fibre pins, two "027" track fibre pins, a CTC lockon and four green connecting wires (used).
Photo of the contactor, fibre pins, lockon and wires.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; minor stains; tape inside; no insert); the box is complete, clean, square & sturdy!
Another view of the box.

A very useful item for an operator! I cannot imagine a layout with no block signals!
154 Highway
Crossing Signal
E+/OB Yes $ 49 Very useful illuminated highway crossing signal from 1950: version with plastic crossbuck and bayonet-base bulbs in the target.
Photo of front and back of the signal.
A few muted (but certainly readable) letters on the crossbuck plus some scuffs on the base and that's about it for flaws! The signal is very clean and it works perfectly!.
Photo of the base of the signal plus the contactor.
Has the correct #154C contactor, correct original instruction sheet (tears, creases, tape) #154-20 (dated 2-50) and three used original connecting wires.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; glue residue; "aged" look). A very presentable box: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy plus there is no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

The 154 signal was sold in the prewar era plus every postwar year through 1969 (except for 1967). However, the plastic crossbuck, bulb type, "Middle Classic" box and instruction sheet date all help to date this one as a 1950 accessory.

Hard to envision a layout without a highway crossing signal.
195 Floodlight Tower E+ Yes $ 35 A Railroad Yard Light from the late '50s: the tower is 12 3/4 inches high, has an 8-light bank and is great for nighttime operations!
Photo of the back.
A few surface scratches on the base plus some tarnishing of the metal pieces and that's about it for flaws! It is a very, very clean piece with no cracks -- and of course it does work!
Another view.

Nice, useful layout piece!
260 Two
Lighted

Track
Bumpers
VG/VG+ Yes $ 19
for
the
Pair!
A pair of red-painted, die-cast, illuminated bumpers from 1958-65: later version allowing use with both "O" gauge & "027" track as well as Super O track (each one has narrow "feet" and no notch in the center-rail pickup).
Another view of the bumpers.
Both bumpers have some paint chips and one bumper has some light paint overspray; both are clean overall -- and they do light!
Photo of the bottom of the bumpers.

File photo showing the bottom of both an early version & a later version of the #260 bumper.

Bumpers are a must for any layout with sidings or separate track sections dedicated to a #50 Gang Car, #52 Fire Car, #60 Trolley, #65 Handcar or a #69 Maintenance Car.
310 Billboard Set See Notes
OB
Yes $ 50 A complete set of 10 card-stock billboards with 5 plastic frames. This assortment of original billboards from 1952 has five automobile & travel-related ads plus five food & home-related ads: (PLYMOUTH -- WRIGLEY'S -- SUNSWEET -- HEINZ -- FRIGIDAIRE -- BABY RUTH -- DuPONT -- SUNOCO -- SILVER SPRINGS -- GENERAL TIRE).
Photo of the five frames with automobile & travel-related billboards.
All five frames are clean and completely intact; they are close to like new. The billboards were separated and have various minor tears, stains and ragged edges plus half of them have some green paint on the back providing evidence that they once adorned a layout; overall the billboards are in very good (or better) condition.
Photo of the five food & home-related billboards.

Photo of the box.
CORRECT original 1952 "OPS Middle Classic" box (grade 7+ -- tears; creases; some dirt & stains). A few flaws but the box is complete, square & sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It also has the preprinted OPS information identifying this accessory as a 1952 item.
Another view of the box.
The frames and billboards are fairly common -- the 1952 OPS box is scarce!

Note: The 310 set always included five plastic green frames; however through the years, Lionel provided either ten (five extra), eight (three extra), six (one extra) or five billboards in the set -- and in the later years only three billboards (or two less than the number of frames)!
356 Operating Freight Station E++/OB Yes $160 A nice operating, illuminated Baggage Station from 1953: has a white building, maroon base and a green roof and was designed for a wayside freight/passenger facility.
Photo of the station.
The station measures 15 inches long, 5 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches high.
Photo of the other side.
Has the six original posters (AIREX -- U. S. SAVINGS BONDS -- AIREX -- BE A SCOUT -- RED CROSS -- COMMUNITY CHEST), three original metal signs (BABY RUTH -- SUNOCO -- RIVAL) and original fencing!
Photo of the end of the building.
Minimal flaws on the building, platform and roof! The station is very clean and completely intact!
An "aerial" view.
Has the original carts (one orange, one dark green) with original men plus the 356-35 component box! The carts are completely intact and clean; the grade 6+ component box is missing one tuck and that end is taped shut.
Photo of the carts and the component box.
Has the original envelope #356-43 (dated 10/52) which contains the original 364C controller (slide switch), the original instruction sheet #356-42, dated 11/52 (discolored) and four used connecting wires.
Photo of the envelope, instruction sheet, slide switch and wires.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; punctures; stains; "period" price stamping; "aged" look).
Another view of the box.
Has both inserts and this St. Joe Paper Company box is fairly clean, complete, square & sturdy plus there is no un-original tape anywhere! The box has the year (1953) on one side indicated by "3" under the manufacturer's information.
Photo of the manufacturer's information.

When do you see the box inserts? When do you see the packing envelope? When do you see all four original signs still on the building? Useful layout piece in a solid box -- plus it lights and works properly! It is one of the nicest 356 Stations that we have ever had! The 356 Freight Station was sold by Lionel from 1952-1957 but the instruction sheet and box help to identify this one as a 1953 accessory.
Two different versions of the 3656-9 Box of Cattle:
3656-9 Box of Cattle E+++/OB Yes $ 40 A complete set of nine (9) good-looking, ORIGINAL black cows in a grade 9+ original "Middle Classic" component box from 1952-55: It is the nicest 3656-34 box we have ever had!
Another view of the cows and another view of the box.
Box flaws: one tear. The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!

The cows are for the 3656 Cattle Car and 3656-150 Cattle Corral and they came in component boxes from 1949 to 1958 but this "Middle Classic" box (with "American Toys" logo and with a tuck flap number plus "3656-34" on all four sides) all help to date these cows as 1952-55 livestock.

Note: original cows work much better than the repros that have been made over the years!
3656-9 Box of Cattle E+++/OB Yes $ 30 A complete set of nine (9) good-looking, ORIGINAL black cows in a grade 8 original "Middle Classic" component box from 1950-52:
Another view of the cows and another view of the box.
Box flaws: tears; minor stains; mildly distorted. The box is solid: fairly clean, complete and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!

The cows are for the 3656 Cattle Car and 3656-150 Cattle Corral and they came in component boxes from 1949 to 1958 but this "Middle Classic" box (with "American Toys" logo and with a tuck flap number plus "3656" on all four sides) all help to date these cows as 1950-52 livestock.

Note: original cows work much better than the repros that have been made over the years!
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