ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS FOR HO LOCOMOTIVE AND TENDER KIT, M2176A. The 4 page format, front and back, and 2 respective inner pages. Top right corner small tear, bottom right corner small fold, and bottom left corner, very small tear. Pages were once folded at center, horizontally; about 1/2 inch tear at the right margin. Physical size is 5 inches wide, by 6 3/4 inches tall.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HO GAUGE LOCOMOTIVE, M2177. Single sheet, front and back. Top corners both have tears, somewhat extended across top left area. Bottom right corner small fold, and bottom left corner small tear. Also small tattering effect along permiter/edges. Sheet was once folded, approximately in half, horizontally (slight angle); about 1/2 inch tear at each end of the fold. Back side has additional penciled printing. Physical size is about 4 1/2 inches wide, by almost 7 inches tall.
Both unusual Gilbert HO original instruction sheets/papers; the LOCO KIT ASSEMBLY instructions would tend to be considerably more difficult to acquire, i.e. rare paper. The paper is old, appears to have aged/color, somewhat fragile. The black print, and diagrams are all very legible.
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