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This Web Page Last Updated: January 19, 2020

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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/OB 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. Like the #35 Boulevard Lamp, the 64 Lamp Post was always painted after it was assembled resulting in green-painted wiring underneath!
Two more views of the lamp post.
The fixture has various paint chips and rub marks but it's clean overall with nice vibrant paint -- and it does light!

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing one inner flap; tears; creases; writing; tape; store stampings; "period" writing).
Another view of the box.
Some flaws but the box has fairly clean, square and sturdy!

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!
156 Station Platform ===> ===> ===> We have a prewar 156 Station Platform for sale; it is the very uncommon version with GRAY-painted posts!
Click here to go to our Prewar Page to read about a nice, boxed Station Platform from 1942 with the unusual "FLEERS BUBBLE GUM sign!
252 Highway
Crossing Gate
E++/OB Yes $ 65 A sharp operating, illuminated Crossing Gate from 1955:
Photo of the gate.
Completely intact and very, very clean with gorgeous striping! It also has not yellowed with age; it is almost pure white!
Another view of the gate.
Lights and works perfectly!

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (one end flap is not original to this box and is discolored; tears; tape inside; glue residue).
Photo of the nicer end of the box.
Has the insert (a little distorted) and this box is solid: fairly clean, square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert.
Includes the original envelope #252-49 (tears, creases & tape), correct, original instruction sheet #145-56 (dated 2-55), correct, original #145C contactor and three unused (still coiled) green connecting wires.
Photo of the packing envelope, contactor, instruction sheet and wires.

The 252 crossing gate was offered by Lionel for many years but the instruction sheet and box style help to identify this one as a 1955 accessory. The 252 is a very common item -- but NOT in this condition!
Three Different 310 Billboard Sets with Frames:
310 Billboard Set E+/OB Yes $ 55
SOLD
A complete set of 5 card-stock billboards with 5 plastic frames. This assortment of original billboards from 1961 includes these ads: NAVY -- CITIES SERVICE GAS -- Swift's Premium FRANKS -- LIONEL SCIENCE SERIES and a "TARGET RANGE" bull's eye for use with military items.
Photo of the five frames and the billboards.
All five frames are clean and completely intact; they are in excellent plus (or better) condition. The billboards were separated but have minimal flaws and they are also in excellent plus (or better) condition.
Close-up of the "TARGET" billboard.

Photo of the box.
CORRECT original (later version) box (grade 6 -- tears; creases; tape inside; "period" writing). A few flaws but the box is clean, complete, square & sturdy.
Another view of the box.

This item is unusual in a few ways: (1) the frames are a light green (not the common dark green); (2) the later-version box is very hard to find; and (3) the "TARGET" billboard still has the instructions attached indicating how this billboard could be used in concert with Lionel's "exciting missile launchers."

This is the first 310 Billboard Set from 1961 we have ever had available for sale!

Need illumination for your billboards? We have the 410 blinking billboard light listed below!
310 Billboard Set Good/VG
OB
Yes $ 25 A complete set of 10 card-stock billboards with 5 plastic frames. This assortment of original billboards from 1951 has five automobile/travel-related ads plus five food/home-related ads: (AMERICA'S BIG THREE: GRAND CANYON, NIAGARA FALLS, SILVER SPRINGS -- ATLANTIC GAS -- BABY RUTH -- DuPONT ANTI-FREEZE -- FRIGIDAIRE -- GENERAL TIRE -- HALLICRAFTERS TELEVISIONS -- HEINZ SOUPS -- PLYMOUTH -- WRIGLEY'S).
Photo of all ten billboards.
All of the frames are intact and in excellent-plus (or better) condition. The billboards all have some minor flaws: small tears, creases, ragged edges, small amount of dirt; overall the billboards are in good/very good condition.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original "Middle Classic" box (tears; creases; puncture; scrapes; stains; tape inside; glue residue; mildly distorted). Lots of flaws but the box is clean, complete and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

Note: The 310 set from 1951 always included five plastic green frames and ten billboards; however in other years, Lionel provided either 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)!

Need illumination for your billboards? We have the 410 blinking billboard light listed below!
310 Billboard Set VG+/OB Yes $ 40 A complete set of 8 card-stock billboards with 5 plastic frames. This assortment of original billboards from 1950 includes these ads: (AMERICA'S BIG THREE: GRAND CANYON, NIAGARA FALLS, SILVER SPRINGS -- BABY RUTH -- DuPONT ANTI-FREEZE -- FORD -- NASH -- PLYMOUTH -- NORTHERN TISSUE -- WRIGLEY'S).
Photo of the eight billboards.
All of the frames are in excellent plus (or better) condition (intact and very clean). The billboards all have some minor flaws: small tears, ragged edges, small amount of dirt. Overall the billboards are in very good plus (or better) condition.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original "Middle Classic" box (a few stains; minor tears; "aged" look). This box is SOLID: fairly clean, complete and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It is one of the nicest 310 boxes we have ever had!
Another view of the box.
An old store price sticker on the box provides a little history of this accessory: it was originally sold by one of the "Sears, Roebuck and Co." stores -- a department store chain founded in 1893 that still exists to this day (barely).

The 1950 set is particularly interesting in that there are three different ads for car manufacturers and another for an automotive product!

Note: The 310 set from 1950 always included five plastic green frames and eight billboards; 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)!

Need illumination for your billboards? We have the 410 blinking billboard light listed below!
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362-94 Packing Envelope
for the 362
Operating
Barrel
Loader
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Sealed!
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Yes $ 40 Here's something we have never offered for sale before: an UNOPENED #362-94 packing envelope for the 362 Operating Barrel Loader: the envelope is dated 10/52 and contains two (2) #362-82 Track Clips, a #364C Slide Controller, three (3) #81-32 connecting wires and a #362-96 Instruction Sheet!
Photo of the back of the envelope.
Has some creases and a tear in the back plus a little rust from the metal staple. The envelope is very clean overall!

If you have a gorgeous 362 Operating Barrel Loader, here is a chance to enhance its collectability!
410 Billboard Blinker E++/OB Yes $ 55 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 a FREE "Wrigley's Spearmint Gum" billboard ad from 1958 with frame for your layout! (Lionel sold the billboards & frames separately.)
Photo showing the fixture attached to a 310 frame with a billboard advertising "Wrigley's Spearmint Gum."
A few paint chips and that's about it for flaws! It is a very clean piece -- plus it lights and works perfectly!
Photo of the back of the fixture.

Grade 7 original box (tears; tape; writing).
Photo of the box.

The 410 is a very handy layout item; this one is nice -- and it's in a very presentable box that is clean, complete & sturdy.

Need some billboards and frames? We have the 310 billboard Sets from 1950, 1951 & 1961 listed above!
927 Lubricating and
Maintenance Kit
Ex./OB Yes $ 45 A Lubricating and Maintenance Kit from 1952. ALL of the components are present!
Photo of the contents.
The original (hard) "OPS" box is about a grade 7 -- mildly distorted plus the usual stains on the inside cover and the usual issue of the top layer of the lid cracking and flaking in the seams.
Photo of one side and the bottom of the box.
Has the dividers and tray!

Inventory:
~~~~~ can of Track Clean: evaporated completely (they usually are and it's probably a good thing as it once contained a flammable substance that Lionel discontinued using in 1956) -- the can has some discoloration and oxidation;
~~~~~ two (2) orangewood sticks -- one was used, the other was not (E+);
~~~~~ metal-handle dust brush with black bristles: used very little if at all (E+);
~~~~~ wooden tamper for smoke pellet residue: looks unused and close to like new;
~~~~~ oiler: 1/2 full -- graphics on the vial are still present (E+);
~~~~~ six (6) small emery boards: five are clean and appear to be unused; one was definitely used;
~~~~~ tube of grease: 2/3 full -- the tube is intact (E+).
~~~~~ wiping cloth: was definitely used and is somewhat stained (Good condition overall).
~~~~~ Original (twelve-page) instruction booklet #927-14 from 1952 entitled "How to Clean and Lubricate Lionel Trains and Equipment" -- tears and some discoloration plus an overall "aged" look (Very good condition).

Extra paper we are providing: the instruction sheet #926-26 (dated 2/51) provided with locomotives with an advertisement for the 927 Maintenance Kit!
Photo of the 926-26 instruction sheet.

A very interesting and useful package! This is the first 927 Maintenance Kit from 1952 we have ever had available for sale!
3656-9 Box of Cattle E+++/OB Yes $ 45 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 anther 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!
LTC Three (3) Illuminated
Lockons

(in the
original
component boxes
)
E+/OBs
Yes $ 95 For the operator: three of the most attractive and useful track connectors made by Lionel in the postwar era: lighted "LTC" lockons. Comes with three original instruction sheets #23-10 (one from 1952 & two from 1953) and six used connecting wires!

All three are very clean and completely intact -- and they all work!
Comes with two Grade 8 original boxes and one grade 6 original box (missing the tuck on one end flap and that end is taped shut).

The lighted lockon is a handy device for any layout as it allows the operator to know if power is being supplied to the track thus allowing the operator to know if there is a broken wire -- or worse, if there is a short.

Postwar Lionel Transformers
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
Two Different Versions of the 275-Watt ZW Transformer:
ZW 275-Watt
Transformer
(Model R)
E+ Yes $185 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!!!
ZW Transformer E++ Yes $195 The KING of transformers -- the 275-watt ZW is the largest one made by Lionel in the postwar era!
Close-up of the identification plate.
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.
Minimal cosmetic flaws! It is rust free and very, very clean with sharp lettering plus the Bakelite case is intact with no cracks! 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!

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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LIONEL Motor Racing Equipment
Cat #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription
5160 Official
Viewing
Stand
E+++/OB Yes $425 A very scarce item from 1963 only -- the Raceway Viewing Stand offered by Lionel as part of their "Motor Racing Series." Has the original flag poles, speakers and roof antenna stand with antennas.
Photo of the Viewing Stand.
The plastic structure has a red elevated control room with clear, plastic windows plus a gray roof and a buff-colored base.
Photo of one corner in the front of the Viewing Stand.
The control room contains a paper insert depicting workers and racing fans.
Photo of the other front corner of the Viewing Stand.
All original, clean, sharp lettering plus the paper insert is clean and intact!
Photo of the back of the Viewing Stand.
This impressive looking accessory measures 11 inches long by 5 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches high (excluding the flag poles, speakers and roof antenna).
An "aerial" view.
The structure of this accessory is similar in design to the 365 Dispatching Station, 419 Heliport and the 465 Sound Dispatching Station reflecting Lionel's attempt to save tooling costs.
Photo of the envelope, instruction sheet and flag sheet.
Has the original envelope (#5160-12) containing the original instruction sheet (#5160-10 & dated 7/63) and the original (complete) sheet of track flags (#5160-30 & dated 4/63).

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original, beige, "Mead Corporation" corrugated box.
Another view of the box.
Minor flaws: tears, creases, scrapes from price sticker removal, a few stains, missing one insert (although it would be very easy to fabricate as it is the two original inserts are identical).
Photo of the top of the box.
This box is SOLID: fairly clean, square and sturdy! It is a brick!
Photo of the bottom of the box.

If you like high-quality items, if you like obscure pieces, if you like automobiles, if you like car racing, if you have a layout with an auto theme or if you are fascinated by the entire product line of the Lionel Corporation, consider this piece. It is very unusual and it is NICE!

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