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This Web Page Last Updated: November 11, 2018

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

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* * * Click on "Grade" in the 3rd column heading for an explanation of grading.

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Postwar Lionel Accessories
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
025 Bumper ===> ===> ===> Need a bumper for a siding on your layout? We have a very nice (older style) one for sale.
Click here to go to our Prewar Page to read about a very, very clean illuminated track bumper from 1928-33.
64 Highway
Lamp Post
VG Yes $ 25 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
E+/OB Yes $ 75
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.
138 Water Tower E+ Yes $ 50
The operating Water Tower from 1956-57: has an orange roof, light-brown trestle, chocolate-brown single-walled tank and a gray base. It measures 6 inches wide and 10 1/8 inches tall.
Another view of the water tower.
Some rust on the metal parts (most of which can only be seen by removing the roof) and that's about it for flaws. It is very clean overall -- and completely intact!
Photo of the roof.
Has the correct original #90 controller.
Photo of the controller and base of the tower.

A great layout piece and the spout action works nicely.
154 Highway
Crossing Signal
===> ===> ===> If you are looking for a clean crossing signal, we have a prewar 154 Highway Crossing Signal for sale.
Click here to go to our Prewar Page to read about a nice Highway Crossing Signal from 1940-41.
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 $ 35 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 $ 60
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!
309 Yard Set E++/OB Yes $ 30 A complete set of eight (8) white plastic railroad signs with black lettering mounted on metal bases. Shortest one is 1 3/4 inches high -- tallest one is 4 inches high. All of the signs are original and very clean with nice lettering.
Close-up of the Signs inside the insert.
Grade 7+ orange corrugated original box with a lift-off lid (minor stains; scrapes; tears; creases).
Another view of the box.
The box is fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy and there is no tape anywhere plus it has the display insert -- some discoloration and tears but clean with sharp printing!
Photo of the bottom of the box.

Offered by Lionel for many years -- this nice set of signs is perfect for a layout with a railroad yard!
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 $225 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.
410 Billboard Blinker
Frame & Billboard
E++ Yes $ 35 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!
497 Coaling Station E+/OB Yes $260
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!

Postwar Lionel Transformers
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
1032 Transformer E+++ Yes $ 65 Here's an item we have never had before: a very unusual 75-watts transformer from 1948 only! Has a circuit breaker, whistle control, directional control and circuits for both variable voltage & fixed voltage.
Another view of the transformer.
The line cord was replaced and everything works perfectly! Some scuff marks on the bottom base plate and that's about it for cosmetic flaws! The unit is very, very clean with crisp lettering and the case is completely intact. The unit also has a very clean and rust free base plate.
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Includes the correct original instruction sheet #1033-68, dated 5/48 (tears, tape, "aged" look).

The versatile 1032 is a great transformer for a work bench, small layout or for use around the Christmas tree. It can also be used as an auxiliary source of power for accessories on a large layout. The 1032 came in the 1948 passenger set #1426WS and the 1948 freight set #1427WS (both of which were headed up by a 2026 steamer) and so if you have either of those outfits that you want to make complete, this transformer (and its hard-to-find paperwork) will help satisfy that need.

Comes with a two-year guarantee!!!
ZW 275-Watt
(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.

Comes with a two-year guarantee!!!

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