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This Web Page Last Updated: May 13, 2017

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

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Postwar Lionel Accessories
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
35 Boulevard
Lamp Post
E++/OB Yes $ 30 A very nice, silver-painted, die-cast lamp post from 1945-49: has an opalescent, octagonal lampshade that is topped by a cap shaped like a crown of thorns. The quaint fixture measures 6 1/8 inches high. Made before WW2 as well as after but this is the postwar version.
Photo of the back of the lamp post.
Very, very clean, all original and all intact -- and of course, the fixture does light!
Photo of the base underside.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (stains; dent); a very, very nice box -- complete; no tape; rather brick-like!
Another view of the box.

File photo showing a 1941-42 prewar version and a postwar version of the #35.
The postwar version is painted silver; the 1941-42 version of the prewar version is painted medium gray.
File photo showing a close-up of the bases of both the prewar and postwar versions.

This useful layout piece is described in one guidebook as "a detailed replica of a prototype design that can still be seen in some American towns and cities." This one is the nicest #35 Lamp Post we have ever had for sale!
93 Water Tower ===> ===> ===> If you are looking for a #93 (all-metal) Water Tower, we have a very clean, boxed prewar one for sale.
Click here to go to our Prewar Page to read about a very nice Water Tower from 1936.
154 Highway
Crossing Signal
E+ Yes $ 30 Very useful illuminated highway crossing signal offered by Lionel for many years: version from 1949 with die-cast crossbuck with black lettering plus screw-type bulbs in the target.
Photo of the back of the signal.
The crossbuck has yellowed with age plus there is a small amount surface rust on the back of the crossbuck. In addition, the bulbs are reproduction items. The signal is very clean overall with gorgeous lettering.
Close-up of the crossbuck and bulbs.
Includes the correct #154C contactor and the correct original instruction sheet #154-20, dated 7-49.
Photo of the instruction sheet and contactor.

Note that this signal has a die-cast crossbuck with raised (embossed) lettering which identifies it as an early postwar signal. The lettering on the prewar version is not raised.
File photo showing the crossbuck on a prewar version and a postwar version.

A good-looking signal -- plus it works perfectly! Hard to envision a layout without a highway crossing signal.
214 Girder Bridge E++/OB Yes $ 25 A single-span, girder bridge from 1953-55: black with white lettering -- the base is made of sheet metal while the sides are plastic.
Photo of the other side of the bridge.
Version with "LIONEL" in raised lettering on the sides; the bridge measures 10 inches long, 2 inches high, 4 1/2 inches wide.
Photo of the decking on the bridge.
Minimal flaws! This bridge is very, very clean with sharp lettering and there are no scratches on the base suggesting that this item may never have been used!
Photo of the bottom of the base.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (stains; puncture; tears; creases; distorted). Even with the flaws, this box is decent as it is complete & sturdy with no tape anywhere!
Another view of the box.

Nice, inexpensive, useful layout piece.
450 Overhead Signal Bridge Ex./OB Yes $ 60 Prototypical, dual-track signal bridge from early 1953:
Photo of the signal bridge.
This authentic-looking accessory has two sets of red & green lights and has an inside width of 7 1/2 inches and an inside height of 6 inches.
Photo of the back of the signal bridge.
Minor rust, a few scratches and a couple of paint chips on the metal bridge plus the plastic bases have some scratches and a small melt mark inside providing evidence that this piece was once used on a layout. The flaws are rather insignificant and the accessory still looks good as it is clean with nice vibrant paint -- plus it works perfectly!
Photo of the envelope, instruction sheet, contactor and service station listings booklet.
Has the original envelope (part #450-43 and dated 10/52), the original instruction sheet #450-42 (dated 10/52) and the original #153C contactor. It also has the original 1952-1953 Lionel Service Station Listings Booklet (which Lionel included with all of their larger accessories).

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (tears; creases; scrapes; minor stains).
Another view of the box.
Has the insert and this box is SOLID: fairly clean, complete, square & sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the box insert.

One of the most realistic signals made by Lionel in the postwar period -- it is a fantastic layout piece!
927 Lubricating and
Maintenance Kit
VG/OB Yes $ 25 A Lubricating and Maintenance Kit from 1954. ALL of the components are present!
Photo of the contents.
The original (hard) box is about a grade 7 (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 -- both hardly used (E+);
~~~~~ metal-handle dust brush with black bristles: probably used (E+);
~~~~~ wooden tamper for smoke pellet residue: looks unused and close to like new;
~~~~~ oiler: 1/3 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: 1/3 full -- the tube looks decent (VG).
~~~~~ wiping cloth: was definitely used and is stained (Fair condition).
~~~~~ Original (twelve-page) instruction booklet #927-14 from 1954 entitled "How to Clean and Lubricate Lionel Trains and Equipment" -- tears and some discoloration plus an overall "aged" look (Very good condition).
Photo of the instruction booklet.

A very interesting and useful package!
3530-50 =============
Transformer Pole

for the
3530 GM Generator Car
=============
E+++ Yes $ 30 Here's an item that does not show up separately very often: the Transformer Pole & Remote Searchlight for the GM Generator Car sold from 1956-58.
Photo of the base.
Minimal flaws, all original, very clean -- and, of course, it does work!

Although sold with the car, this item can also be used separately on a layout.

Postwar Lionel Transformers
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
KW 190-Watt
Transformer
E+ Yes $110
SOLD
The 190-watt KW is one of the biggest transformers produced by Lionel in the postwar era.
Close-up of the identification plate.
A very versatile transformer, it has two independent variable voltage circuits, three fixed voltage circuits (6V, 14V & 20V), a circuit breaker, a "short circuit" warning light plus whistle controls & directional controls for each of the variable circuits!
Another view of the transformer.
Minimal cosmetic flaws! The Bakelite case is very nice -- no cracks and minimal flaws! Rollers for each variable circuit are new & the line cord was replaced.
Photo of the back.
It is a very clean unit and everything works properly! Has a nice rust-free metal base.
Close-up of the terminal panel.
Includes the original instruction sheet #20-97, dated 9/50.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

With 190 watts of power, two independent controls and the additional three fixed circuits, the KW is ideal for layouts with plenty of action -- and the many features of the KW have led to it being called the "transformer of choice for accessory laden layouts." In addition, if you are planning a large layout, two KWs (which would provide 380 watts of power) are a better value than a single 275-watt ZW!

Comes with a two-year guarantee!!!

LIONEL Motor Racing Equipment
Cat #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription
5160 Official
Viewing
Stand
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E+
Unused
OB
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Yes $475 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. The control room contains a paper insert depicting workers and racing fans.
Photo of back and one corner of the Viewing Stand.
Roof and base have some minor discoloration in the plastic and that's it for flaws! It is all original, completely intact and very clean with sharp lettering plus the paper insert is clean and intact!
Another view.
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, the 419 Heliport and the 465 Sound Dispatching Station reflecting Lionel's attempt to save tooling costs.
File photo showing a 5160 Viewing Stand assembled with flag poles, speakers and the antenna.

Has the original envelope #5160-12 (which was NEVER OPENED) containing the original instruction sheet, antenna stand, 2 antennas, 2 horns and the 2 flag poles!
Photo of the SEALED envelope and flag sheet.
Has the original (complete) sheet of track flags (#5160-30 & dated 4/63).

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original, beige, "Mead Corporation" corrugated box.
Another view of the box.
Flaws: stains, writing, small dent, punctures, a few stains.
Photo of the top of the box.
Overall, this box is solid: complete, square and sturdy! It is a brick!
Photo of the bottom of the box.
Has both original inserts!
Photo of the box inserts.

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 the first unused Viewing Stand we have ever had!

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