Lionel 1956 Train Set 2273W The Milwaukee Road 2378 w/ 6517 3662 3562 342 +++

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  • Sold Date: Dec 06, 2012
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Lionel 1956 Train Set 2273W The Milwaukee Road 2378 w/ 6517 3662 3562 342 +++

Please examine all 166 photos closely because they are being used to describe this ebay item and it's condition.

First, there will be no Buy it Now on this item, it will be sold to the highest bidder. Second, I know you all are thinking I must be crazy starting this out at only $9.95, but I am looking for, and hoping for, a lot of interest and action on this item. Also, my eBay customers realize the risk I am taking by offering an item with no reserve, and no minium, and they never have let me down. So perhaps I am crazy, but let's hope I am not. Good Luck, and thanks for all your interest and bids.

Here is a wonderful and rare Set of Lionel O Gauge postwar Trains. Set No. 2273W from 1956. Featuring the Milwaukee Road No. 2378P and 2378C, F-3 A and B Diesels with Dual Motors, Magnetraction and Horn. It includes the No. 342 Operating Culvert Loader with the No. 6342 NYC Culvert Gondola, the No. 3562-50 Yellow Operating Barrel Car, the No. 3662 Operating Milk Car Set, the No. 3359 Operating Twin-Dump Ore Car, and the No. 6517 Bay Window Caboose. This set comes with a lot of the inner contents including: 362-78 w/six wood barrels, factory sealed 3562-73 components envelope, complete 3662-80 components envelope, complete 342-48 components envelope, a clean 207 bag of artificial coal, near complete 3359-78 components envelope (missing one 24' connecting wire), an extra No. 90 controller, eight curved sections of track, seven straight sections of track, and a box of UCS Remote Control Track Set (Please note that even though this item is mint in its box that the black plastic wire coating is brittle and cracking off. This wire will need to be replaced before use).

As for the paper items there is (1) uncut 1955 billboards (stained), 1956 accessories catalog with tape repaired spine (poor condition, discolored, bug nibbles?), 1956-1957 instructions booklet (poor condition, missing cover page to include back page, starts at table of contents and goes to page 64), Form 926-55 1955 instructions booklet (poor condition, bug nibbles, in three pieces), 2367-18 ---7-56---TT instructions sheets (Poor condition, has bug nibbles) and two Lionel engine wrapping paper.

Most of the boxes are in fair to good, with no missing flaps, however you can see in the pictures that on parts on them that there has been some deterioration from bugs (I think). Places on the boxes, as well as parts of the printed instruction sheets and pamphlets (see above), have as best as I can describe as very small nibbles in the paper. I am not sure if this is caused by bugs, or something else, but you can see in easily in many of the pictures. The one box for the 3359 Twin Bin Operating Dump Car Set is in poor condition with tearing and taping. The 2273W Set box is in fair condition and it is a little weak and beginning to tear in places, but to have the outer box in any condition is extremely rare.

Overall I consider this set is in good condition. If it was run, it was run very little and then packed away. Since this set did not come with a transformer (I think originally it may have) I am unable to test this train to see if it is in working order or not. It is very clean inside, all the copper wiring sparkles, and I do not see anything that looks out of place. The 166 pictures that I have taken attest to the marvelous condition of these trains, their cars, and the accessories. The only thing to make note of is on the front of the engine, on the nose, the paint has peeled off a bit, and the remaining paint on the very front looks fragile and kind of puckery, see pics.

Have fun looking at all the pictures. The shipping weight of this item is over 31 pounds. Email me any questions.

P.S. I thought I may give you some areas on the internet to go and look to see what these sets sell for. Since eBay no longer allows someone to put links into their listing I can only tell you to go to liveauctioneers(dot)com and l...