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This Web Page Last Updated: April 14, 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!
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.
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!
310 Complete 1951
Billboard Sheet
E+ Yes $ 55 A complete 1951 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).

Border is partially separated in two places and is being held in place by two small pieces of tape in the back plus there are a couple of minor scrapes and creases. Very clean and very nice -- only the second uncut sheet of 1951 billboards that we have ever had for sale!

If you have a boxed 1951 Lionel train set, it is not complete without this billboard sheet!
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!
310 Billboard Set See Notes
OB
Yes $ 50
SOLD
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 in excellent plus (or better) condition. The billboards were separated and have various minor tears, stains and ragged edges; 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; writing). A few flaws but the box is clean, complete, square & sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere! It also has the OPS label 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)!

Need illumination for your billboards? We have the 410 blinking billboard light listed below!
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.
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!
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!

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