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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Nov 12, 2010
  • Channel: Auction House

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Thank you for looking and bidding! This auction is for an original Lionel # 700E NEW YORK CENTRAL HUDSON CLASS J1e STEAM LOCOMOTIVE. Original engine Circa 1938. A REAL BEAUTY !!!


This is Lionel's best ever ! Made in 1938 ( serial # 011168) this was produced in limited numbers.

This engine was designed by William Kiefer the BRILLIANT locomotive designer for the New York Central . Emphasis on the word BRILLIANT !

Wish I could have been around to see one of these beautiful machines run from Harmon NY to Chicago. The New York Central never saved one of it's 275 HUDSON class locomotives---a pure historical BLUNDER ! However, we can thank The Lionel Corporation and it's sucessors for creating MILLIONS of toy and scale model HUDSONS over the years. THANKS JOSH !

Awesome, all original parts, shell paint and graphics. No cracks or repairs anywhere including the shell. C-7ish piece!!! No touchups anywhere. Some run time. It runs great! All functions OK, lights, whistle. Engine and tender motors need to be services before placing this loco into service!!!

Condition notes----this is the second 700E that I have had in my possesion. It is rare to find one that the wheels spin freely and the reciprocating parts do not bind! This one runs smoothly as is !!! The frame appears straight. Wheels are not cupped and do not foul on any running gear or frame parts. The whistle worked but it needs cleaned and lubed. Boiler does not appear to be stretched more than thousandths of an inch. The shell has not been broken or repaired anywhere!!!

Finish--- this engine has the original paint and graphics. c-7ish. Pint as shown in the pictures--some chips, scuffs rubs etc. Original ruber stamped graphics on the engine and tender. I believe ther is a postwar whistle and bell mounted on the engine. The bell looks to be nickel plated---real 700e bells were chrome plated. Same on the whistle--brassy appearance. Boilerfront---I do believe it is original but the grabrail stanchions look replaced. The wire for the grabrail looks to be FUGAZY (see the ends--not cut clean). The jewe;s are probably replacements but they look fine.

There is a postwar eccentric rod on the engineman's side--see pics. Also the timing of the eccentric crank on the fireman's side needs to be changed---all done with the turn of a screw and a resetting of the crank. I can do that before I ship her. Not sure if the eccentrics are original either. 700E eccentrics have a tendency of swelling up and cannot be removed from the center driver unless they are cut off! These rotated freely. Other than that I believe the rest of the engine is original. The drawbar link pin that holds the engine and tender together has a chain that should be attached to the engine--I can attach before shipment. All drivers are tight.

The tender is set up for RAILCHIEF cars---has the drawbar for it attached. Looks like someone changed the roller on the tender (looks new). Some replacement screws ont he underside of the tender chassis. Original Lionel tender shell and IT IS NOT WARPED AT ALL!!! A MIRACLE!!! The wire form the tender is frayed as shown,

Please ask questions.

Some paint defects on thetender shell near the coal pile as shown. Overall the engine looks great !!!

Good luck to you if you bid on this original Lionel Train item. Please feel free to ask any questions about this item.

Shipping will be USPS Priority Mail OR UPS $24.99 domestic shipping only which includes insurance and tracking .

Thanks! Sincerely, paper…train


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