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This Web Page Last Updated: February 26, 2019

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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 $ 25 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!
132 Passenger Station
with
"STOP
Control"
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E++

Unused

OB
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Yes $140 An illuminated passenger station from 1950 that was NEVER USED: has a white building, maroon base and green roof:
Photo of the front and bench side of the station.
Large plastic station is very detailed and measures 6 1/2 inches high, 12 1/8 inches long and 8 1/4 inches wide.
Photo of the back and ramp side of the station.
Has a thermostatically controlled stop feature and the roof lifts off to allow access to the lever that controls the length of time that the train pauses at the station.
An "aerial" view.
A few minor scuffs on the roof plus a couple of scratches on the base below the floor and that's it for flaws! The station is gorgeous: completely intact and very, very clean plus the original "LIONELVILLE" signs on the sides are near perfect! It is the nicest 132 station we have ever had!
Photo of the envelope, instruction sheet, lockons, insulating pins, connecting wires and inspection slip.
Has the original envelope #132-41 (dated 3/50), correct original instruction sheet #115-2 (dated 3/50), two CTC lockons plus two fibre pins for "O" gauge track, two fibre pins for "O27" gauge track & three unused (still coiled) connecting wires and the inspection slip!

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box.
Another view of the box.
Box flaws: scrapes from tape removal and some "period" writing.
Photo of the side with the manufacturer's identification.
Has both RARE inserts and this Seaboard Container Corp. box is SOLID: clean, complete, square & sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere.
Photo of the inserts.

A great layout piece: impressive looking plus it was "bench tested" and it lights and works perfectly! The 132 Station was made from 1949-1955 but the box, envelope & instruction sheet all help date this accessory as a 1950 item.
154 Highway
Crossing Signal
VG+/OB Yes $ 35
SOLD
Very useful illuminated highway crossing signal from 1952: version with plastic crossbuck and bayonet-base bulbs in the target.
Photo of front and back of the signal.
A few scratches on the pole and some paint loss around the mounting holes on the base providing evidence that it was once used on a layout and that's about it for flaws! The signal is very clean with strong lettering on the crossbuck.
Photo of the base.
Includes the correct original #154-23 parts envelope (dated 5/52) containing the correct #154C contactor, correct original instruction sheet (tears, creases, stains) #154-20 (dated 2-50) and what's left of the three used original connecting wires.
Photo of the instruction sheet, envelope, contactor & wires.

Photo of the box.
Grade 6 original box (missing a small piece of the box near the end flap on one side and that end is taped shut; tears; creases; lots of tape; tape residue; glue residue). Some flaws but the box has both end flaps and all four inner flaps plus it is clean, square and sturdy.
Another view of the box.

The 154 signal was sold in the prewar era plus every postwar year through 1969 (except for 1967). However, the plastic crossbuck, bulb type, "OPS Classic" box, envelope date and instruction sheet date all help to date this one as a 1952 accessory.

A good-looking signal -- plus it works perfectly! Hard to envision a layout without a highway crossing signal.
156 Station Platform E+/OB Yes $150 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.
193 Blinking
Water Tower
E++/OB Yes $160
SOLD
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. 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.
Box rub on the tank plus the common discoloration on the platform, catwalk & railing and that's about it for flaws! The unit is completely intact and very, very clean with nice vibrant red paint on the tower!
Close-up of the base.

Photo of the box.
Grade 9 original box (tears; creases).
Another view of the box.
The box was made by the St. Joe Paper Co. and the part number is 193-26.
Close-up of the box manufacturer's data.
Has the insert and this box is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy -- and there is no un-original tape anywhere! It is one of the nicest 193 boxes we have ever seen!
Photo of the box insert and the instruction sheet.
Includes the original instruction sheet #193-24, dated 6-53 (tears, creases, discolored).

Fantastic layout piece: it is prototypical and it works perfectly!
310 Complete 1952
Billboard Sheet
VG Yes $ 30 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 top four billboards.
Some moisture stains on the border and on three of the billboards causing some discoloration.
Close-up of the middle two billboards.
Uncut sheets from any year are very hard to find and overall, this sheet is very presentable.
Close-up of the bottom four billboards.

If you have a boxed 1952 Lionel train set, it is not complete without this billboard sheet!
334 Dispatch Board E+/OB Yes $175 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 $ 35 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!
494 Operating
Beacon Tower
E++/OB Yes $ 60 A handy operating accessory from early 1956: this one has the stamped-steel base, tower and platform (all painted red). The tower base measures 5 inches wide by 5 inches long and the overall height of the unit is 11 3/4 inches.
Close-up of the beacon and platform.
The beacon housing is tarnished but it is all original! Minimal flaws on the tower! It is a very, very clean piece with nice vibrant paint!
Close-up of the base and nameplate.

Photo of the box -- brace yourself, the box is not exactly pretty.
Grade 5 (rather ugly) original box (loads of tape; tears; creases; distorted; small pieces missing; no insert).
Another view of the box.
Although the box is a bit of a fright, it does have all of the flaps. It will protect the piece in shipment and in storage.
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Includes the correct original instruction sheet #494-38, dated 12/55 (tears, creases and insect nibbles).

The 494 with its vibrator-driven beacon, works much better than the earlier 394 tower with the heat-driven beacon as the change made by Lionel greatly improved operation with immediate, more rapid and consistent rotation of the beacon. This one lights & works perfectly; it is a very, very nice piece that will add interest to any layout!
3356-100 Box of Horses E++/OB Yes $ 50
SOLD
Set of nine (9) ORIGINAL black horses in a grade 7 original "Late Classic" component box:
Another view of the box.
The box has a few small tears plus some discoloration and is mildly distorted. A few flaws but it is clean, complete and sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!

These good-looking horses are for the 3356 Horse Car and Horse Corral. Note: original horses work much better than the repros that have been made over the years. If you have a nice Horse Car Set (or if you expect to get one), you may want to consider this item as it is not something that we get in very often!

Postwar Lionel Transformers
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
1032 Transformer E+++ Yes $ 35
On
HOLD
Here's an item we have never had before: a very unusual 75-watts transformer from 1948 only! Has a circuit breaker, whistle control, directional control and circuits for both variable voltage & fixed voltage.
Another view of the transformer.
The line cord was replaced and everything works perfectly! Some scuff marks on the bottom base plate and that's about it for cosmetic flaws! The unit is very, very clean with crisp lettering and the case is completely intact. The unit also has a very clean and rust free base plate.
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Includes the correct original instruction sheet #1033-68, dated 5/48 (tears, tape, "aged" look).

The versatile 1032 is a great transformer for a work bench, small layout or for use around the Christmas tree. It can also be used as an auxiliary source of power for accessories on a large layout. The 1032 came in the 1948 passenger set #1426WS and the 1948 freight set #1427WS (both of which were headed up by a 2026 steamer) and so if you have either of those outfits that you want to make complete, this transformer (and its hard-to-find paperwork) will help satisfy that need.

Comes with a two-year guarantee!!!
1033 Transformer E++/OB Yes $ 55
On
HOLD
A 90-watts transformer from 1954:
Close-up of the controls.
Has a circuit breaker, whistle control, directional control and circuits for both variable voltage & fixed voltage.
Another view of the transformer
The line cord was replaced and everything works perfectly! Minimal cosmetic flaws -- the unit is very, very clean with crisp lettering and the case is completely intact.
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Includes the correct original instruction sheet #1033-68, dated 11/54 (creases, minor stains).

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box (creases; minor stains).
Another view of the box.
This St. Joe Paper Company box is SOLID: clean, complete, square & sturdy plus there is no un-original tape anywhere!

The versatile 1033 is a very popular transformer among operators. It is a great transformer for a work bench, small layout or for use around the Christmas tree. It can also be used as an auxiliary source of power for accessories on a large layout. The 1033 also came in many, many sets so if you have an outfit that you want to make complete, this transformer (plus its paperwork and high-quality box) will help satisfy that need.

Comes with a two-year guarantee!!!
KW 190-Watt
Transformer
E+/OB Yes $75
On
HOLD
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 5/57.
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; punctures; "aged" look; no insert).
Another view of the box.
This Star Corrugated Box Company box is solid: clean, square and sturdy -- plus there is no un-original tape anywhere! It will protect the transformer in shipping and in storage.

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!!!

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