Lionel OO Gauge Complete Pre War Train Set Original package NM Metal Heavy

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  • Sold Date: Jun 14, 2013
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Lionel OO Gauge Complete Pre War Train Set Original package NM Metal Heavy Lionel OO Gauge Complete Pre War Train Set Original package NM Metal Heavy 1939 Lionel OO Gauge Train Set
Offered for you today is a chance to own or "reown" this unprecedented set of authentic Americana. From its original Lionel packing box, to the individually boxed train cars, this set is in incredible shape! At a time when everything was made of metal, this train set is highly detailed and heavy! The highly detailed engine is 3.75 pounds! This 2-rail Lionel OO Train Set is incredible!
Two of the cars are still in their original cellophane! This has been in my family since new. My grandfather purchased this set in Washington D.C. for Christmas of 1939. It has never been run. It has been stored in various family closets for over 70 years!
History of Lionel OO Gauge Train
Made only between 1938 and 1942, these trains featured die cast construction. Lionel 00 trains were high quality. Offered in two rail and three rail versions. The items were also offered in scale and semi-scale versions. The semi-scale versions had less detail and were a bit cheaper. The hopper was never offered in a semi-scale version.
The version you see here is the super detailed scale version. Lionel only made one type of locomotive. A model of the New York Central Hudson steam engine. All Lionel model engines had the same 5342 number on the cab.
What you get!
New York Central Hudson 001E , stamped 003 under the cab, two track, hyper detailed, 3.75lbs, 9" long and 1.75" wide. Boxcar 0014 (1939-40?) two wheel track, super-detailed scale model. Near Mint. 6 7/8" long and 1.75" wide. Boxcar 0044 (1939-40?) two wheel track, super-detailed scale model. Still in its original cellophane! 6 7/8" long and 1.75" wide. Shell Tank car, 0045 , two wheel track, super-detailed scale model still in its original packing cellophane! 5.5" long and 1.5" wide. Hopper car, 0046 , two wheel track, super-detailed scale model, in near mint condition. 5.5" long, 1.75" wide. Caboose, 0047 , red, two wheel track, super-detailed scale model, near mint. Absolutely stunning! 4.75" long, 1 5/8" wide. Tender, 003T , black, two wheel track with hookup for whistle/smoker, near mint. 6.25" long, 1 5/8" wide. Whistle controller , 167 Track box consisting of (11) no. 0031 curved track, (1) no. 0034 connection track
All in original boxes and all tucked nicely into the original Lionel packing box!
More items from my Lionel 00 collection to come!
"introduced in 1939, with some extra equipment and track. The most expensive of the new sets was the 0090W at a price of $42.25, the super-detailed two-rail outfit. For your money you got the 003 locomotive with 003W tender, 0044 box car, 0045 oil car, 0046 coal car, and 0047 caboose, eleven pieces of 0031 curved track and one piece of 0034 connection track (no straight track), and a whistling controller." Thanks to John Ericson, American 00 Today blogsite.
This entire ensemble will be shipped FREE to any continental US address and will HAVE to be signed for. No Exceptions. Foreign shipping will have to paid for by the customer and will be expensive. It will have to be delivered by a Global Carrier with Tracking and signature confirmation. No Exceptions. Please contact me PRIOR to purchase to get the International Shipping Fee.
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