LIONEL POSTWAR #2322 VIRGINIAN FM TRAINMASTER EX+

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 11,2010
  • Channel: Online Auction

NOTE: PLEASE READ THIS NARRATIVE TO THE END BEFORE USING THE BUY IT NOW - WE SHIP WORLDWIDE - IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL BUYER, YOU MAY PURCHASE ANY OF MY TOY TRAINS. WE HAVE EXPERIENCE SHIPPING INTERNATIONALLY, SO IT IS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO PURCHASE SOME OF MY TRAINS. I PACK AND SHIP EVERY ITEM VERY CAREFULLY.
THIS ORIGINAL LIONEL 1965-1966 RARE VERSION POST-WAR #2322 BLUE VIRGINIAN FM TRAINMASTER WITH BOTH THE YELLOW AND THE BLUE PAINTED ON THE GRAY SHELL. IT HAS A RARITY RATING OF 6 (SEE THE DOYLE 2ND EDITION BOOK). IT IS IN EXCELLENT PLUS OR BETTER COSMETIC CONDITION, AND IN EXCELLENT PLUS OPERATING CONDITION. T IS NO BATTERY DAMAGE, AND NO SCREW HOLE CRACKS IN THE SHELL. WHILE IT MAY HAVE SOME SLIGHT HANDLING MARKS, IT STLL CAN BE DESCRIBED AS BEING IN EXCELLENT PLUS COSMETIC CONDITION OR BETTER. THE METAL TRIM IS ALSO VERY NICE WITH NO CORROSION. THE BOTTOM UNIT IS ALSO IN EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION OR BETTER AND SHOWS VERY LITTLE WEAR AND IS ALSO BASICALLY CORROSION FREE. THE ROLLERS SHOW HARDLY ANY SIGNS OF USE. THIS UNIT APPEARS TO HAVE HAD VERY LITTLE USE, AND WAS OBVIOUSLY OWNED BY A CARING ADULT SINCE NEW. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO COLLECT OR USE A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF THE LIONEL POSTWAR 2322 VIRGINIAN FM TRAINMASTER ENGINE, THEN LOOK NO FURTHER. YOU HAVE FOUND IT.
AS YOU ARE AWARE, LIONEL MADE AN ERROR WHEN THEY MADE ALL OF THE POSTWAR FM TRAINMASTER SHELLS, IN THAT THEY ARE SLIGHTLY LONGER THAN THE METAL BOTTOM FRAME. AS A RESULT MOST ALL POSTWAR FM TRAINMASTERS HAVE BEEN CRACKED AT BOTH ENDS OF THE SHELL. WHEN THE SHELL WAS REMOVED, TO REPLACE A LIGHT BULB OR TO LUBRICATE THE ENGINE, AND THE SCREWS WERE PUT BACK IN, WHEN TIGHTENED, THEY CRACKED THE SHELL. TO FIND ONE WITH NO SCREW HOLE CRACKS IS UNUSUAL IN THE LEAST. IT WOULD BE HARD TO FIND A NICER TOP OR BOTTOM UNIT.
THIS ENGINE WILL MAKE AN EXCELLENT ENGINE TO OPERATE ON YOUR LAYOUT, OR PERHAPS EVEN BE AN UPGRADE TO YOUR EXISTING ENGINE IN LESSER CONDITION. I HAVE TAKEN PHOTOS OF THE ENGINE AND PAID FOR THE ENLARGEMENT OPTION SO THAT YOU CAN LOOK AT IT CLOSELY.
PRICING OF THIS ITEM HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED THROUGH THE USE OF THE DAVID BOYLE BOOK STANDARD CATALOG OF LIONEL TRAINS, 2ND EDITION. I BELIEVE THIS IS ONE OF THE NICEST FM TRAINMASTERS YOU CAN FIND FOR YOUR COLLECTION OR OPERATING LAYOUT. I WILL BE PRICING ALL OF MY LIONEL POSTWAR ENGINES AT THE PRICE SET BY DOYLE FOR EXCELLENT CONDITION, EVEN THOUGH MANY OF THEM ARE IN EVEN NICER CONDITION.
MY COMPLETE TRAIN COLLECTION OF PRE-WAR, POST-WAR, AND MODERN TOY TRAINS IS BEING SOLD. IT IS AN ADVANCED COLLECTION OF 1000-2000 TOY TRAINS. ALL WILL EVENTUALLY BE LISTED INCLUDING LIONEL PREWAR, LIONEL POSTWAR, LIONEL MODERN, MTH TRAINS, AMERICAN FLYER, AND IVES.
DUE TO HEALTH REASONS, I AM NOW ALSO INCLUDING MY VERY FINEST ITEMS FOR SALE IN MY ZEBRATOWN STORE.
ALL OF THE ITEMS IN THIS COLLECTION ARE AT LEAST IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, WITH THE VAST MAJORITY BEING IN EXCELLENT OR BETTER CONDITION. MOST ALL OF THE ITEMS ARE SINGLE ITEMS AND WILL GO TO THE FIRST BUYER USING BUY IT NOW.
DUE TO THE EXTRA FINE QUALITY OF THESE ITEMS, ALL OF THE ITEMS ARE GOING TO BE SOLD "AS IS" WITH NO RETURNS. THIS IS TO ELIMINATE THE POSSIBILITY OF UNSCRUPULOUS BUYERS SWITCHING PARTS TO UPGRADE THEIR OWN ITEMS AND THEN TRYING TO RETURN THE ITEMS PURCHASED AFTER SWITCHING THE PARTS.
PLEASE BOOKMARK MY ZEBRATOWN STORE, AS MANY MORE GREAT ITEMS WILL BE GOING INTO THE ZEBRATOWN STORE OVER THE NEXT YEAR. WE WILL BE LISTING MANY LIONEL PRE-WAR ITEMS, LIONEL POST-WAR ITEMS, AMERICAN FLYER PRE-WAR ITEMS, IVES PRE-WAR ITEMS, MTH ITEMS, AND OTHER PERSONAL ITEMS. PLEASE CHECK OUR 100% FEEDBACK AND BUY WITH CONFIDENCE THAT YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.
A FEW MONTHS AGO I LISTED MOST OF THE LIONEL POSTWAR F3 SETS IN THE COLLECTION, AND ALMOST ALL SOLD SHORTLY AFTER THEY WERE LISTED, WITH MANY BUYERS PURCHASING MORE THAN ONE SET. ONLY A FEW REMAIN, AND THEY WILL BE LISTED SHORTLY.
WE ARE NOW STARTING TO LIST THE LIONEL POST-WAR FM TRAINMASTERS, DIESEL ENGINES, ELECTRIC ENGINES A...

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