LIONEL SMITHSONIAN DREYFUSS HUDSON FINE ART MODELS KOHS O SCALE BRASS 6-18026

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  • Sold Date: Jun 11,2012
  • Channel: Online Auction

RARE RARE RARE TRAIN !!! #308 of 500 produced....

Thank you for looking and bidding! This auction is for an all original Lionel LTI Smithsonian #6-18026 NEW YORK CENTRAL HUDSON CLASS Streamlined J3a STEAM LOCOMOTIVE. Original engine Circa 1993. A REAL BEAUTY !!! Very LIMITED EDITION HAND MADE BRASS SCALE MODEL MADE BY GARY KOHS IN KOREA FOR LIONEL. This is a super detailed 2-rail version.

A GORGEOUS, RARELY SEEN EXAMPLE! WOW !!!

This is one of Lionel's best ever ! Made in the early 1990s, this was produced in very limited numbers for the Lionel Smithsonian collection by Gary Kohs the great gauge 1 model producer and importer (Fine Art Models). This is the 308th model to be made----out of 500 total produced. There is a brass plate on the underside of the ashpan and on the wooden case that has the number.

Lionel produced matching cars which are awesome, and made a scale streamlined PRR Pennsylvania Railroad K4s Pacific engine and cars for the Broadway Limited as well.

This is a streamlined engine designed by William Kiefer with famed industrial designer Henry Dreyfus who designed the streamlined casing, cars and interiors for the 20th Century Limited (1938). Notice the Timken roller bearing side rods---these could handle the stresses better, lightweight forged steel.

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-9 to C-10 piece!!! No touchups anywhere. GORGEOUS ! Test run on it maybe ??? Can't tell.

Truly a like - new piece !!! You should see the gauge one scale model that Gary Kohs made several years ago...it will take even more of your breath away than this one !!! WHEEEWWWW !!!!

Comes in the original wooden case and foam inserts as shown. Has rare original roller base with plexi cover and transformer. There is a booklet inside that describes the engine. I dont think the rollerbase has ever been out of the wrap.

Look at the pic of the rollers and wheels. Looks like a test run perhaps probably at the SJ model factory. WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A great opportunity to own this fine model !!! One of Lionel's BEST EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 $49.99 domestic shipping only which includes insurance and tracking.

Thanks! Sincerely, paper…train

LIONEL SMITHSONIAN DREYFUSS HUDSON FINE ART MODELS RARE O SCALE BRASS 6-18026 KOHS