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This Web Page Last Updated: January 27, 2023

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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
93 Water Tower ===> ===> ===> If you are looking for a #93 (all-metal) Water Tower, we have a boxed prewar one for sale.
Click here to go to our Prewar Page to read about a Water Tower from 1940.
156 Station Platform E+ Yes $110 Illuminated Station Platform from 1946-1949 with these ORIGINAL signs: (REMINGTON TYPEWRITERS -- BABY RUTH -- SUNOCO -- RIVAL). Original red roof and green base.
Photo of the other side.
Minor paint chips on the roof plus the base has some paint loss around one of the mounting holes and that's about it for flaws on the structure; has reproduction fencing. This station is very clean with nice vibrant paint -- and it does light!
Close-up showing one side of all four signs.
Minor flaws on the signs! They are all are very clean with nice graphics.
Two views of the roof.

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.
193 Blinking
Water Tower
E++/OB Yes $160
A flashing water tower from 1953-55: gray plastic base with a green shed, red-painted metal tower with a black cardboard center pipe plus a silver catwalk and silver tank with a black metal ladder.
Two views of the Water Tower.
The base measures 6 inches wide by 6 inches deep. The overall height of the unit is 15 7/8 inches and the flashing light is achieved by means of a bimetallic switch located inside the tank.
Close-up of the tank and catwalk.
Minimal flaws! The unit is completely intact and very, very clean with nice silver and vibrant red paint on the tower!
Close-up of the base.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (creases; light stains). The box was made by the Express Container Corp. and the part number is 193-32. It is the earlier version which opens from the ends.
Another view of the box.
Has the insert and this box is fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere!
Photo of the box manufacturer's data.
A label on the box provides a little history of this particular accessory -- it was originally sold by the famous Madison Hardware of New York City!
Photo of the box insert, instruction sheet, wires & wrapping paper.
Includes the original instruction sheet #193-24, dated 6-53 (creases & discolored), both unused (still-coiled) connecting wires and the small piece of original Lionel wrapping paper (wrinkled, torn & incomplete) used to protect the tank top from box rub!

Fantastic layout piece: it is prototypical and it works perfectly!
310 Complete 1954
Billboard Sheet
VG Yes $ 45 A complete 1954 uncut sheet of 8 card-stock billboards. This assortment of original billboards has three automobile-related ads plus three food-related ads and two home-related ads: (BRECK SHAMPOOS -- CAMPBELL'S SOUPS -- DuPONT ANTI-FREEZE -- FRAM OIL FILTERS -- LIPTON ICED TEA -- NEW DEPARTURE Safety Brakes -- SUNOCO MOTOR OIL -- WRIGLEY'S).
Close-up of the top four billboards.
Some moisture stains and creases. However the creases should improve over time with proper storage including the use of heavy objects to maintain an equal distribution of weight on top.
Close-up of the bottom four billboards.
Uncut sheets from any year are very hard to find!

This is the first 1954 uncut set that we have ever offered for sale! If you have a boxed 1954 Lionel train set, it is not complete without this billboard sheet!
310 Billboard Set See Notes
Yes $ 40 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)!
352 Ice Depot Set Depot:


Yes $295 A sharp operating Ice Depot Set from 1955: includes the 6352-1 Union Pacific Ice Car (version with four lines of rubber-stamped data on the ice compartment door).
Photo of the Station.
Also called the "Icing Station" -- this one has the red base and it measures 11 3/4 inches long by 4 inches wide by 8 1/2 inches high.
Photo of the other side of the station.
Minor discoloration on the white sides of the building and that's about it for flaws! The unit is very clean and nothing is cracked or missing! The rust-free metal frame is nice as well. Has the original man & paddle.
An "aerial" view of the station.

Photo of the unloading side of the car.
The special orange "PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS" reefer has black heat-stamped lettering on the body plus metal, bar-end trucks with magnetic couplers.
Photo of the loading side of the car.
Minor rust spots on the metal door guides and that's about it for flaws! The car is completely intact and very, very clean with very strong lettering!
An "aerial" view of the car.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; creases; stains; "aged" look).
Another view of the box.
Has the elaborate insert and this box is solid: fairly clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the bottom of the box.
Has the original instruction sheet #352-44, dated 10/55 (tears, creases, tape), the 5 original ice cubes and the correct 90C controller.
Photo of the instruction sheet, ice cubes and controller.

One of Lionel's most reliable and smooth-working accessories; this one works great, looks great and certainly lives up to its reputation as being a "cool" accessory!
Our Archives Page has more information on 352 Ice Depots.
943 Exploding Ammo Dump E+/OB Yes $ 55 Need a little action on your layout? Here's a clever accessory from the "Space and Military" series: the Exploding Ammunition Dump from 1959-61!
Photo of the back.
Scratches on the inside walls providing evidence that it was once used on a layout. The metal base is somewhat tarnished. Overall it is nice: complete with nice lettering and there are no cracks. Works fine.
An "aerial" view.
Has the original instruction sheet #943-11 dated 9/59.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (missing one inner flap and a small piece of the box; creases; tape residue). A few flaws but the box is clean, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

Measures 3 inches long, 5 inches wide and 4 inches high -- it is designed to work with the missile firing cars; the internal mechanism is similar to that of an old-fashioned mousetrap.
Our Archives Page: more about the 943 Ammo Dump Accessory.

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