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This Web Page Last Updated: November 18, 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/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!
153 Block
Signal
E+/OB Yes $ 60
SOLD
Operating, illuminated Block Signal from 1954: green base, silver pole, black target, black platforms, orange ladder. Has bayonet-style light bulbs.
Two different views of the signal.
Has a few moisture spots on the base and that's about it for flaws! It is very clean overall and it works perfectly!
Two side views of the signal.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8 original box (tears; creases; "aged" look); this box is solid as it is complete, clean, square & sturdy!
Another view of the box.
Includes the original envelope #153-29 (dated 3/54) which contains the original instruction sheet #153C-22 (dated 2/54), the original 153C contactor, two "O" gauge track fibre pins, two "027" track fibre pins, a CTC lockon and four green connecting wires (used).
Photo of the packing envelope, contactor, fibre pins, lockon, instruction sheet and wires.

A very useful item for an operator! I cannot imagine a layout with no block signals!
155 Ringing
Highway Signal
Ex. Yes $ 85
SOLD
A bell-ringing, illuminated highway crossing signal: earlier version from 1955 with copper leaf-type contacts and no rubber mounting grommets ("feet").
Photo showing the sides and the back of the signal.
Has a couple of small cracks at the pole base (no loss of plastic) plus some minor surface rust on the metal pole and that's about it for flaws. It is very clean with gorgeous striping -- plus it lights and rings!
An "aerial" view showing the top of the crossbuck and the top of the base.
Comes with the correct original 145C contactor, original instruction sheet #155-44, dated 9/55 (tears & discolored) plus three used connecting wires.
Photo of the instruction sheet, contactor & wires.

The 155 Ringing Signal is a very useful item that always adds interest to a layout. The base on this one is close to pure white which is very, very uncommon as most of them have turned to a cream color or even a caramel color. Hard item to find and this one actually works -- which is also very unusual!
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
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LN
Unused
OB
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Yes $ 75 A stunning operating, illuminated Crossing Gate from 1955 that was NEVER USED!
Photo of the gate in the "down" position.
Completely intact and very, very clean with gorgeous striping! It also has not yellowed with age; it is almost pure white!
Photo of the other side showing the gate in the "up" position.
It was "bench" tested and it lights and works perfectly!
An "aerial" view of the gate.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7+ original box (tears; tape inside).
Another view of the box.
has the insert (liner) and this box is SOLID -- clean, complete, square and sturdy!
Photo of the box insert, packing envelope, contactor, instruction sheet and wires.
Includes the original envelope #252-49 (creases, stains & dirt), original instruction sheet #145-56 (dated 1-55), correct, original #145C contactor and three unused (still coiled) green connecting 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. This is the first unused 252 Crossing Gate we have ever had! 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 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++
Unused
OB
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Yes $ 65
SOLD
A blinking lamp metal fixture from 1956-58 that was NEVER USED! 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 the original instruction sheet #410-19 dated 6/56, two unused (still coiled) connecting wires and FREE for your layout: a "Wrigley's Spearmint Gum" billboard ad from 1954 with frame! (Lionel sold the billboards & frames separately.)
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Minimal flaws; it is a very clean piece!
Photo showing the fixture attached to a 310 frame with a billboard advertising "Wrigley's Spearmint Gum."
Bench tested and the unit lights and works perfectly!
Photo of the back of the fixture.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original box (tears; creases; tape; "aged" look).
Another view 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 & 1960 listed above!

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, very nice -- no cracks and minimal flaws! Rollers for each variable circuit are new plus the line cord was replaced and everything works properly!
Photo of the new line cord and the back of the transformer.
Has a nice rust-free metal base and it is one of the cleanest KW transformers we have ever had!
Photo of the instruction sheet.
Includes an original instruction sheet #20-97, dated 9/50 (tears, creases, tape, discolored).

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!!!
LW 125-Watt
Transformer
E+++/OB Yes $110 Very useful 125-watts transformer sold by Lionel in 1965 and 1966. Has a circuit breaker, whistle control, directional control plus individual circuits for both variable voltage and fixed voltage.
Photo of the back showing the data plate and line cord.
A gorgeous transformer: the Bakelite case is very, very clean and completely intact with minimal flaws! The metal base plate is equally as nice -- very, very clean and rust free! Has a new line cord and everything works perfectly!
Close-up of the data plate.
Includes the correct original instruction sheet #22-86, dated 3/65 (stains & creases).
Photo of the instruction sheet.

Photo of the box.
Grade 7 original (white corrugated) box (tears, creases; stains; some dirt; dent).
Another view of the box.
Has the two inserts and this box is decent as it is complete, fairly square & sturdy -- plus there is no tape anywhere!
Photo of the box inserts.

A very unusual item: we have never had a 1965-66 LW transformer before and so this is the first white corrugated LW box we have ever had and also the first 1965 LW instruction sheet we have ever had.

The LW Transformer was sold from 1955 to 1966 but the white box and the instruction sheet help to date this item as having been sold in either 1965 or 1966. It was also included in various "O" gauge sets during those two years.

The LW is the most powerful single-handle transformer made by Lionel in the postwar era and it is the only postwar Lionel transformer with a lighted dial -- when power is increased the bulb gets brighter! The LW is a very versatile unit as it is strong enough to provide power to a small layout or it can be used an auxiliary unit to energize street lights or other accessories on a large layout. It is also the ideal test transformer for your workbench as it has all of the needed controls.

Comes with a two-year guarantee!!!
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!!!

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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