700E 700K 5344 J-1E (UNPAINTED) GRAY FULL SCALE HUDSON SUPER RARE
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Sold Date: 12/11/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
Attention: No bidding outside the United States. We do not ship outside the United StatesThis is an original 700K 5344 J1-E Hudson from 1940-41. It is all original with its factory gray paint. It is only assembled. All the gray paint tested positive for lead. All the prewar Hudsons had lead in the paint. This is a high end collectors piece it is in LN condition not mint but close to it. It has been run a little but there are virtually no paint chips on the engine or tender. It was in a collection prior to us receiving it for more than thirty years stored in a glass case. It is a third casting. The third castings went from late 1939-41. (After the first castings Lionel knew they had to purify the metal. These third castings were the best of all the castings.) The 700K allowed someone to buy the Hudson cheaper and Lionel provided a black bottle of paint for hand application. Most of these engines were painted black which reduced their value significantly. All the hand applied detailing that was not supposed to be painted was just installed on the engine. The engine has been serviced and runs very good both in forward, neutral and reverse. Whistle works nice mellow sound like all prewar Hudsons had. Nothing broken, missing or replaced. No warpage, no crazing (bubbling) either in the engine or the tender. It is absolutely straight as an arrow. These are full scale with the flanged wheel built to NMRA standards. Just one of the toughest engines you will ever find. Thanks for looking and . We have a no return policy so review the photos and you be the judge of condition. We stand behind every detail we specified in this ad. Payment must be received within 2 days of close of auction with PayPal only. 2 days and no deviation on payment time period. Unlike others on eBay when we ship we will provide a tracking number and all items will be sent signature required. This engine will be triple boxed and shipped USPS Express Mail. This is the only way we will ship this engine. Please provide a street address for shipping we do not ship to PO Boxes. Shipping charge includes full coverage insurance. Attention one more time this engine will not be sold outside the United States and we do not accept bids out of the United States. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER AUCTIONS YOU COULD HAVE THIS GRAY 700K BEFORE THE HOLIDAY THIS IS A (3) DAY AUCTION
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