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This Web Page Last Updated: March 20, 2021

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

* * * Click on "Yes" in the Photo column to see a picture.
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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!
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.
365 Dispatching Station E+/OB Yes $225 One of the hardest accessories to find: the illuminated Dispatching Station from 1958-59. This impressive-looking accessory measures 11 inches long by 5 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches high -- plus another 2 3/4 inches for the antenna.
Photo of the Station.
The structure has a red elevated control room with clear, plastic windows showing dispatchers at work (simulated on a paper insert). Has a gray roof and a buff-colored base.
Another view of the Station.
One stem is missing from the antenna base but that defect does not affect installation; the front of the station has a small black mark on it but that's about it for flaws! It is all original, completely intact and very clean with strong lettering! The paper insert is in excellent plus condition and of course, the accessory does light.
Photo of the back.
Similar to the 465 Sound Dispatching Station but without the microphone or internal speaker. How do we know that this station is really a "365" Dispatch Station and not the common "465" without its microphone masquerading as the 365? See the proof in the next photo.
Photo of the "365" identification on the bottom of the base.

Includes the original envelope #365-11, original instruction sheet #365-10 (dated 3/58), original antenna assembly, original horns and two unused (still coiled) connecting wires!
Photo of the instruction sheet, envelope and connecting wires.
Only the second time we have ever had the original 365 envelope!

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (tears; creases; scrapes; stains; water damage; tape residue; no inserts).
Another view of the box.
A few imperfections but this hard-to-find box has all of its flaps plus it is square and sturdy. It will protect the station in shipping and in storage.
Photo of the bottom of the box.
An old store price sticker on the box provides a little history of this accessory: it was originally sold by the "Meyer Brothers" department store which was located at 161 Main Street in Paterson, New Jersey!

It's a colorful piece that will look great on any layout or display shelf!
410 Billboard Blinker E-/OB Yes $ 50 A blinking lamp metal fixture from 1956-58: the 410 was made to work with a 310 billboard (which was sold separately). It has a bi-metallic strip which can be adjusted to either have the light glow continuously or to flash intermittently at various rates.
Photo of the front of the fixture.
Has the original instruction sheet #410-19 dated 6/56 and FREE for your layout: a "SILVER SPRINGS" billboard ad from 1950-51 with frame! (Lionel sold the billboards & frames separately.)
Photo of the back of the fixture.
Some rust spots but nothing major; it is clean overall and the unit lights and works perfectly!

Another view of the box.
Grade 9 original box (scuffs & discoloration on one end flap from a price sticker removal).

The 410 is a very handy layout item; this one is very presentable and it's in a SOLID box that is clean, complete, square & sturdy.
455 Oil Derrick E++/OB Yes $260
SOLD
One of my favorite accessories: the bubbling and pumping Oil Derrick:
Photo of the derrick.
Has a red metal base with a green tower and platform. The base contains a black drum rack, maroon walking beam plus an orange generator. The base measures 9 7/8 inches wide by 5 1/4 inches deep and the overall height of the unit is 14 inches.
Photo of the other side of the derrick.
When the unit is energized, the lamp under the bubbling tube lights up which then heats the oil in the tube causing small vapor bubbles to rise to the top thus creating the illusion of flowing oil. In addition, a solenoid and plunger mechanism under the base drives the walking beam to rock back and forth intermittently to simulate oil pumping.
Close-up of the platform.
The base has some paint chips and scratches plus the platform has a few minor rust spots and that's it for flaws! The unit is completely intact and very clean with nice vibrant paint!
Close-up of the base.
The unit lights, bubbles and works perfectly!
Photo of the slide switch, oil drums & Sunoco sign.
Has the ORIGINAL Sunoco sign (some factory tape residue), the correct, original 364C slide switch, the four original oil drums (which are somewhat tarnished), the correct original instruction sheet #455-81, dated 8/50 plus the 1950-51 "LIONEL SERVICE STATIONS" booklet which was provided with each accessory.
Photo of the instruction sheet & Service Stations booklet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box.
Another view of the box.
The 455 Oil Derrick was sold from 1950 to 1954 but the preprinted orange end labels on the box helps to date this piece as a 1950 item. This corrugated St. Joe Paper Company box also has the year preprinted on the side.
Close-up of the manufacturer's information and year.
Box flaws: tears, creases, scrapes, writing, burn mark, discoloration, tape residue, address label, tape).
Photo of the bottom of the box.
Has the box insert (missing a small piece) and even with the imperfections, this box is solid as it is square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert.

A fantastic accessory for a layout! The 455 Oil Derrick is a very realistic-looking piece that is also very reliable!
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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Postwar Lionel Transformers
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
ZW Transformer E++/OB Yes $225
SOLD
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 new line cord and the back of the transformer.
Some paint loss on the bottom (metal) plate and that's about it for cosmetic flaws on this unit! Rollers for each circuit are new plus the line cord was replaced. It is a very, very clean unit inside and out and everything works properly!
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Has the original instruction sheet #ZW-134, dated 8/59.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; some dirt; missing two inserts). Has two of the four inserts and this box is very useful as it is fairly clean, square and sturdy. It will protect the transformer in shipping and in storage.
Another view of the box.
An old store price sticker on the box provides a little history of this transformer: it was originally sold by one of the "Abraham & Straus" store outlets. (A & S was a major New York City department store brand based in Brooklyn; founded in 1895, it was acquired by Macy's in 1994 and was quickly eliminated as a brand.)

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.

Note: Actual shipping cost will apply. If there are additional items on the same order, they will be shipped separately and our standard shipping charge will be added.

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