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This Web Page Last Updated: August 10, 2018

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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
64 Highway
Lamp Post
VG Yes $ 45 A mint-green, die-cast, scale highway lamp post from the '40s: measures 6 3/4 inches high. Made before WW2 as well as after but there is no way to distinguish the postwar version from the prewar version.
Another view of the lamp post.
The fixture has various paint chips and some box rub but it's clean overall with nice vibrant paint -- and it does light!
Close-up of both the top and the bulb.
Like the #35 Boulevard Lamp, the 64 Lamp Post was always painted after it was assembled resulting in green-painted wiring underneath!
An "aerial" view plus a close-up of the underside of the base.

Has a unique white rounded bulb that was never used on any other Lionel item; in addition it has never been reproduced accurately and knowledgeable operators keep the voltage level below 12 volts so as to preserve its life. The bulb in this lamp post is yellowed with age but it is an original one and it still works!
132 Passenger Station
with
"STOP
Control"
E+/OB Yes $110 An illuminated passenger station from 1950: white building, maroon base and green roof:
Photo of the front and bench side of the station.
Large plastic station is very detailed and measures 6 1/2 inches high, 12 1/8 inches long and 8 1/4 inches wide.
Photo of the back and ramp side of the station.
Has a thermostatically controlled stop feature and the roof lifts off to allow access to the lever that controls the length of time that the train pauses at the station.
An "aerial" view.
One of the roof corners is chipped and the base sides have some surface scratches (below the outside walkway). That's it for flaws! The station is very clean and the original "LIONELVILLE" signs on the sides are completely 100% intact!
Photo of the envelope, instruction sheet, lockons, insulating pins, connecting wires and inspection slip.
Has the original envelope #132-41 (dated 3/50), correct original instruction sheet #115-2 (dated 3/50), two CTC lockons plus two fibre pins for "O" gauge track, two fibre pins for "O27" gauge track & three unused (still coiled) connecting wires and the inspection slip!

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box.
Another view of the box.
Box flaws: tears, creases, mildly distorted, "aged" look.
Photo of the side with the manufacturer's identification.
Has both RARE inserts and this Seaboard Container Corp. box is solid: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere.
Photo of the inserts.

A great layout piece: impressive looking plus it lights and works perfectly! The 132 Station was made from 1949-1955 but the box, envelope & instruction sheet all help date this accessory as a 1950 item.
156 Station Platform E+/OB Yes $185 Illuminated Station Platform from 1949 with these original signs: (LIONEL CONSTRUCTION KITS -- BABY RUTH -- SUNOCO -- RIVAL). Original red roof and green base.
Photo of the other side.
Small amount of discoloration on the base plus some rub marks on the roof and that's about it for flaws on the structure -- it has new (repro) fencing and this station is very, very clean with nice vibrant paint -- and it does light!
Close-up showing one side of all four signs.
The ORIGINAL signs have a few minor scratches & crazing but they are very clean with nice graphics overall.
Two views of the roof.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 original box (small tears; minor stains; "period" writing).
Another view of the box.
Has both inserts and this box is SOLID: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere! It is one of the nicest 156 Station Platform Boxes we have ever had!
Photo of the box inserts.
This corrugated box was made by the Gair Bogota Corp.
Photo of the manufacturer's information.

This very popular, prewar carryover piece is always a nice addition to any layout and many operators have purchased six (6) over the years to try to duplicate the Lionel layout scene in New York in the late 40's.
160 Unloading Bin E++ Yes $ 45 A short (about 7 inches long), Bakelite bin with predominantly green specks but with some red specks as well all mixed in with the basic color of black.
Two views of the bottom.
One of the most unusual and one of the nicest multi-colored bins we have ever had! It is very, very clean!

A black 160 bin is very, very common but the "marbleized" bins are very unusual and we have only had a handful in the past twenty years. They were made while the manufacturing changeover was taking place going from one color to another during the molding process. They were probably not intended to be sold and most likely left the Lionel factory late at night or in a lunch bucket.
175-200 Control Panel E+ Yes $ 95 Illuminated, multi-function controller that originally came with a 175 rocket launcher; it is used for the movement of the gantry, the countdown and the firing of the rocket. This item is often missing from the accessory or not working properly.
Close-up of the "WARNING" light display.
A few light scratches plus the decal has a few chips and that's about it for flaws! It is complete, all intact and clean overall with nice lettering -- plus it was serviced by us and it lights and works perfectly!
Photo of the back.

Since it has all of the features as the 413 Countdown Control Panel (plus more), it can also be used to operate other space and military items remotely! We have not had this item for sale separately in over two years!
282 Gantry Crane E+/OB Yes $495 Fascinating accessory from 1955: the operating Portal Gantry crane.
Photo of the Crane.
Measures 10 1/2 inches in height to the top of the stack with the portal 5 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches and the span being 3 1/2 inches.
Another view of the Crane.
A few scuffs and paint chips on the metal base and that's about it for flaws! This unit is sharp: completely intact and very, very clean with a nice lettering on the cab! Has the original cab, boom, hook & electromagnet.
Close-up "aerial" view of the cab and platform.
Has the correct 282C controller (with the correct original gray five-conductor wire). All functions of this accessory work perfectly!
Photo of the 282C Controller.

Has the original envelope #282-27 with ALL contents: the original #282-99 instruction sheet (dated 7/55), two unused (still coiled) connecting wires and the original four pieces of iron "scrap" (four small, sintered iron gears); also has the 1955-56 "LIONEL SERVICE STATIONS" booklet which was provided with each accessory and the original inspection slip!
Photo of the instruction sheet, connecting wires, envelope, scrap, service station booklet and inspection slip.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 box (creases; tears; light stains).
Another view of the box.
Has all three inserts! and this Denson Banner corrugated box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the bottom of the box.
The box has the month and year ("9/55") preprinted under the manufacturer's information on the bottom.
Photo of the multiple box inserts.

Gorgeous, high-quality piece in the nicest 282 box we have ever seen!
310 Complete 1952
Billboard Sheet
E/E+ Yes $ 45 A complete 1952 uncut sheet of 10 card-stock billboards. This assortment of original billboards includes these ads: (PLYMOUTH -- WRIGLEY'S -- SUNSWEET -- HEINZ -- FRIGIDAIRE -- BABY RUTH -- DuPONT -- SUNOCO -- SILVER SPRINGS -- GENERAL TIRE).
Close-up of the area with stains.
Some moisture stains on the border and on two of the billboards. Uncut sheets from any year are very hard to find and overall, this sheet is very presentable.

If you have a boxed 1952 Lionel train set, it is not complete without this billboard sheet!
334 Dispatch Board E+/OB Yes $295 An illuminated, operating Dispatch Board from 1957-60: has a light green board with white lettering on the front plus a multi-colored Airex advertisement and a simulated, lithographed "LIONEL TRAVEL CENTER" on the back.
Photo of the back of the unit.
The base measures 9 7/8 inches wide by 4 1/8 inches deep and the overall height of the unit is 7 1/2 inches.
Two side views of the unit.
A couple of minor paint chips and one light scratch on the board plus a few light scuff marks on the black shroud and that's about it for flaws! The unit is very, very clean and nothing is cracked or broken! The unit lights and works perfectly at around 12 volts! Has the original man.
Photo of the instruction sheet and the controller.
Includes the original instruction sheet #334-86, dated 9/57 (tears, creases, stains) and the correct 90C Controller.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (creases; stains; writing).
Another view of the box.
This corrugated box was made by the Express Container Corp.
Photo of the back showing the box manufacturer's identification and data.
Has ALL THREE inserts (some creases) and this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere! this is the first 334 box we have ever had with all three inserts!
Photo of the box inserts.

A great layout piece -- when this clever accessory is energized, the board lights up and the man walks across the front while the dial spins to show the next arriving train. We have not had many Dispatch Boards over the years and this 334 is a nice one -- and it is in a strong box!
Our Archives Page has more information on 334 Dispatch Boards.
364 Conveyor
Lumber Loader
E+/OB Yes $275
SOLD
Here's an accessory that we have not had for sale in many years: the well-designed, illuminated, operating conveyor log loader. Version from 1955 with smooth, silvery-gray, hammertone finish and redesigned motor brush plate plus the improved guide block which prevented logs from jamming at the top. It measures almost 28 inches long and was one of Lionel's longest-running operating accessories!
Two views of the loader.
The red ladder has paint loss plus there are a few scuff marks and scratches in the front providing evidence that this accessory was once used on a layout. That's it for flaws on the unit! It is a very clean piece plus it lights and works very well! The belt has some stains but it is ORIGINAL and it is intact!
Close-up of the identification plate and terminal hookups on the back.
Has the correct, original 364C slide switch, five (5) original stained logs plus the correct original instruction sheet #364-85, dated 2/55 (tears, creases, stains).
Photo of the instruction sheet, slide switch and the logs.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (tears; creases; minor stains). This St. Joe / Kraft box corrugated box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and very sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Close-up of the manufacturer's information and date on the inner box.
The box has the year (designated by "5") preprinted on the manufacturer's data side!
Two views of the shipping box.
Has the RARE original shipping box! This outer box was designed by Lionel specifically for the 364 log loader; it was made by the St. Joe / Kraft company and carries the part number of 364-113 and also has the year (designated by "5") preprinted on the manufacturer's data side. This is the first 364 shipping box we have ever seen!
Close-up of the manufacturer's information and date on the shipping box.
The original Lionel shipping label and postage sticker provides a little history of this accessory: on July 30, 1957 it was sent from Lionel's facility at 1460 Chestnut Avenue in Hillside, New Jersey to a customer who lived at 543 North Street in Teaneck, New Jersey. As you can imagine, the shipping box did not fare as well as the inner box; it is a grade 7 (tears, creases, writing, "aged" look plus it was slit open on one long side) but this very unusual item is still in nice shape as it is fairly clean complete, square and sturdy!

A very useful and great operating accessory with two solid boxes! It is also the first 364 log loader from 1955 that we have ever had.
410 Billboard Blinker
with
Frame & Billboard
E++ Yes $ 45 A blinking lamp metal fixture from 1956-1958: has an adjustment to control the rate of blinking. Minimal flaws -- it is very clean and it works perfectly!
Photo of the back.
Comes with a FREE "AIREX" billboard from 1957-58 and a FREE green #310 plastic frame. (Lionel sold the billboards & frames separately.)
Photo of the 410 attached to a billboard.

Always a great item to dress up a layout!

Need some billboards and frames? We have the 310 billboard Set from 1952 listed above!
445 Switch Tower E++/OB Yes $145
SOLD
A gorgeous, illuminated, operating Switch Tower from 1954: white building, green roof, maroon base. The tower measures 6 1/4 inches long, 5 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches high.
Photo of the switch tower.
A very clever accessory: when the unit is energized, the man on the balcony retreats inside the building while the man holding the lantern on the side porch descends the stairs to meet the train!
Photo of the other two sides.
Minimal flaws! It is all original, completely intact and very, very clean -- plus it lights and works perfectly!
Photo of the envelope, instruction sheet, 145C contactor, connecting wires & inspection slip.
Includes the original parts envelope #145-52 containing the original 145c contactor, four unused (still coiled) connecting wires and the original instruction sheet #145-51, dated 1/54 plus the original factory inspection slip!

Photo of the box.
Grade 9+ original box (has some writing and an old store price sticker but that's it for flaws!)
Another view of the box.
The corrugated box was made by the St. Joe Paper Co. and the year (designated by a "4") is shown on the manufacturer's information side of the box.
Photo of the manufacturer's information and year on the box.
Has both box inserts and this box is SOLID: clean, complete, square & sturdy and there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of both box inserts.

This accessory is in collector-quality condition plus it is a great layout item that provides some action -- and it comes in the nicest 445 box we have ever had!
497 Coaling Station E+/OB Yes $295 A sharp operating Coaling Station made from 1953-56: version with light green roof.
Photo of the front of the accessory.
The base measures 9 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches deep; the height of the unit is 10 inches.
Photo of the back.
Has some scratches and paint chips on the metal base providing evidence that it was once used on a layout. That's it for flaws! It is a very clean piece with both tabs intact on the roof!
Close-up of the base.
Comes with the original 497C controller. All functions of this accessory work perfectly!
Photo of the 497C Controller.
Has the correct #206 bag of coal (over 75% full), the original instruction sheet #497-90 (dated 12/53) plus the original parts envelope (part #497-93) which contains the original CTC lockon and the O-gauge power and ground clips which are necessary to operate the coaling station on O-gauge track. The "027" power blade is included as well. (Lionel chose to ship the "027" power blade from the factory already installed.) Also has the 1953-54 "LIONEL SERVICE STATIONS" booklet which was provided with each accessory!
Photo of the instruction sheet, parts envelope, hardware, coal and service station booklet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 original box (tears; creases; minor writing; small stains).
Another view of the box.
The box was made by the Robert Gair Company.
Photo of the bottom of the box.
Has the larger (more elaborate) box insert and this brick-like box is SOLID: clean, square and sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the box insert.

Good-looking accessory that provides action to a layout -- and it is in the nicest 497 box we have ever had!
3656-9 Box of Cattle E+++/OB Yes $ 45
SOLD
A complete set of nine (9) good-looking, ORIGINAL black cows in a grade 8 original "Middle Classic" component box from 1952-55:
Another view of the box.
Box flaws: tears & creases. The box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy!

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) dates these cows as 1952-55 livestock.

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

Postwar Lionel Transformers
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
ZW 275-Watt
Transformer
(Model R)
E+ Yes $195 The KING of transformers -- the 275-watt ZW is the largest one made by Lionel in the postwar era!
Another view.
The ZW's features include: four independent variable voltage circuits, circuit breaker, "power on" light, "short circuit" warning light plus whistle controls & directional controls for two of the circuits!
Photo of the back showing the "Model R" designation.
Minimal cosmetic flaws -- it is very clean with strong lettering plus the Bakelite case is intact with no cracks! Rollers for each circuit are new plus the line cord was replaced and everything works properly!

Note that the "Model R" designation provided by Lionel for ZWs made in 1957 and for years thereafter reflected improvements made internally for ease of assembly. There is no difference in functionality between a "Model R" ZW or the earlier ones built before 1957.

The "football-like" shape of the ZW is a familiar sight to all model train fans; it has become an icon of the postwar Lionel era. One train club even uses it as their symbol! If you have an extensive layout or plans for one, the ZW is the only way to go.

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