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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 21, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
PRESENTING THE ONE OF THE SCARCEST PRE-WAR SETS EVER TO BE ON EBAY, THE ELUSIVE 195-W GUN-METAL FREIGHT OUTFIT WITH BUILT-IN WHISTLE, IN MINT, UN-RUN� CONDITION WITH ALL BOXES, PAPERWORK AND SET BOX IN HIGH-GRADE! THIS RARE SET IS FROM 1938-1939 ONLY! ****FOR MY FAITHFUL REGULAR CUSTOMERS OUT THERE, YOU WANTED VERY RARE, WELL HERE IT IS***!ACCORDING TO “GREENBERG’S GUIDE TO LIONEL TRAINS, 1901-1942, VOLUME IV, PREWAR SETS”, PAGE 87,� NO ORIGINAL BOXED SETS FROM 1938 HAVE EVER BEEN REPORTED FOR THIS SET! THEY WERE PARTLY PRODUCED IN 1938 AND WERE FINISHED IN EARLY 1939. RARE, RARE, RARE! THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL ONE-OF-A KIND SET! THE LAST TIME I SAW A 195-W SET WAS AT AUCTION ABOUT 14 YEARS AGO, AND THE SET I SAW HAD NO BOXES OR PAPERWORK, AND QUITE A BIT OF RUN TIME. I BID UP TO $4000.00 AND DID NOT WIN THE SET. THE SET AUCTIONED OFF FOR ABOVE $9000.00, DUE TO THE RARITY OF THE SET! NOW WE HAVE POSSIBLY THE ONLY MINT SET WITH ALL OF THE BOXES, MASTER SET BOX, AND ALL ACCESSORIES, AND PAPERWORK! OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A RARE AND VALUABLE SET! PRE-WAR “O” GAUGE COLLECTORS SHOULD GET EXCITED WITH THIS CHANCE TO HAVE THE RAREST SET OUT THERE! LIONEL PRE-WAR “O” GAUGE SET NUMBER 195-W, WITH 263-E GUNMETAL ENGINE and 2263W GUNMETAL TENDER.� THIS TENDER IS VERY RARE!! THE SET ALSO COMES WITH THE 3859 OPERATING RED AND BLACK COAL DUMP CAR, AND THE 2817 RED CABOOSE! THIS MASSIVE SET ALSO COMES WITH THE 206 BAG OF COAL THAT STILL LOOKS MINT. THIS BEAUTIFUL SET ALSO COMES WITH THE HIGHLY DESIRABLE 2814 BOXCAR IN RARE CREAM AND MAROON COLORATION. THERE ARE SO MANY PIECES TO THIS HUGE SET IT NEEDS A DETAILED DESCRIPTION. PLEASE FOLLOW ME BY LOOKING AT THE PHOTOS. This awesome set has the three original fresh from the factory Freight Cars each with electric couplers, and in pristine condition. Each car also comes with it’s own very high-grade box. The 2817 red Caboose has pristine silver windows and silver railings. The car is all original and is totally pristine, with no rust, just a box rub on the cupola. Looks as if it just came from the factory as do the rest of the cars.� The caboose is totally un-run Mint + condition. The set also comes with the elusive 2814 cream and maroon boxcar, that is pristine with no repainting or dents or scratches. This piece is immaculate! . The condition of theBoxcar is un-run and is Mint+. The set also has the 3859 red and black operating Dump Car. The red is the brightest and the most pristine that I have seen for this car. The Dunp Car is un-run and Mint + condition. The rare set comes with the 263E Steam Locomotive in the nicest gun-metal gray I have ever seen. Again a pristine piece with what looks like no run time. It also has the original red firebox bulb underneath the cab. � The engine pilot wheels and the trailing truck wheels are starting to get dry looking, as is normal, and this also shows the originality of the piece. You can see this in the photo. The set also comes with the 2263-W Tender in fantastic gun-metal gray, again in pristine condition. THE TENDER IS ALSO IN UN-RUN MINT + CONDITION! THE ENGINE AND THE TENDER HAVE THE SHINIEST NICKEL TRIM I HAVE SEEN. THEY LOOK AS IF THEY JUST CAME OUT OF THE FACTORY. The engine and tender with their high-grade boxes are a spectacular find alone, without the rare set! Both pieces have the brightest trim I have ever seen. Many extras are included in the set, such as an pristine RCS remote control track set, un-used and in Mint condition, with instructions and boxed! This is extremely rare to find. The set also has the 66 Whistle Controller, with instruction sheet, boxed. The set also has the track clip with the original packet, and many Instruction Sheets, and Booklets, all high-grade. The set also comes with the original bag of 206 Artificial Coal, and the un-used 160 Bakelite unloading bin. The set also comes with the original “O” gauge track, complete. This is very rare to find. The paperwork is as follows: “1938 Consumer Catalog” in Near-Mint condition, sheet of “Instructions For Operating Lionel Electric Remote Controlled Dump Cars 3659”, two s...