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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
SOLD
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.
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.
310 Complete 1952
Billboard Sheet
VG Yes $ 30
SOLD
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!

Postwar Lionel Transformers
Catalog #ItemGradePhotoPriceDescription & More Information
1032 Transformer E+++ Yes $ 35
SOLD
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
SOLD
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!!!
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!
16045 Speedway 750 E++/OB Yes $595 A very scarce item from the Lionel Motor Racing Equipment Series -- the Speedway 750 Set (built in 1/32 scale) and sold by Sears in 1963 only! The completed roadway measures 98 inches by 30 inches when assembled.
Photo of the Ferrari & the Corvette.
Has the two original race cars -- a yellow Ferrari and a red Corvette Sting ray. Both cars are completely intact and are very, very clean.
Another view of the two cars.
Has the original "Pacesetter" Timer, "Touch-a-Matic" controllers and "Race Master" Power Pack #5301. The electronic items are very clean but the power cord on the power pack must be replaced if it is to be used.
Photo of the Timer, Controllers and Power Pack.
Has all of the elevated trestle sections, guard rail sections and flag poles. All of the pieces are intact and clean but one trestle section is slightly warped.
Photo of the trestle sections, guard rail sections and flag poles.
Has the terminal roadway section and both crossover sections.
Photo of the terminal roadway section and crossover sections.
Has all twelve curved roadway sections and all seven straight roadway sections plus all 46 rail clips and 10 extra rail clips.
Photo of the curved sections, straight sections and rail clips.
Has the original "pre-gummed" flag & number sheet #5150-35, the original instruction sheet #16040 (dated 5/63) and the original separate notice #2872 (dated 5/63) regarding the rail clips. All three of the paper items have some stains and are discolored but the flag sheet is completely intact (never used) and all three pieces are in very good condition.
Photo of the flag & number sheet, instruction sheet and rail clip notice.

Photo of the box.
Grade 8+ original box.
Another view of the box.
This "Mead Corporation" corrugated box measures 11 1/2 inches wide, 12 inches deep and 6 1/2 inches high.
Photo of the top of the box.
The box has some tears, creases, stains and "period" writing but it is SOLID: clean, complete, square and sturdy! It is also the same style box used for trains and it even has "LIONEL TRAINS" printed all over it!
Photo of the bottom of the box.

This uncatalogued item is very, very unusual and most collectors have never even heard of it! Page 49 of the 1963 Lionel Consumer Catalog has a description of the 16040 Speedway 750 Set and the 16050 Speedway 1000 Set but the 16045 number was reserved for the uncatalogued version. Page 457 of the Sears 1963 Christmas Catalog has a description of the set and the page (glued onto a piece of thin cardboard) is also included.
Photo of page 457 from the 1963 Sears Christmas Catalog.

If you like automobiles, if you like car racing, if you have a layout or if you are fascinated by the entire product line of the Lionel Corporation, consider this piece. This is the only 16045 speedway Set we have ever had -- and it is NICE!

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