VINTAGE AF #4689 4-4-4 NYC BOX CAB + "PRESIDENT'S SPECIAL" PASSENGER CARS

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  • Item Category: Toys, Dolls, Games & Puzzles
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 17,2013
  • Channel: Online Auction

Up for bid is a vintage, all original, wide gauge Lionel #4389 4-4-4 NYC box cab electric in two-tone green and accompanying "Presideent's Special" passenger cars.

American Flyer #4389 4-4-4 NYC box cab electric -- original, brass tarnished and paint dirty but very few scratches , motor does not turn, missing one driver wheel and all others with degraded metal, missing Flyer eagle, bell mechanism rings, other levers move smoothly, no other missing parts as far as I can tell.
American Flyer #4390 "West Point" Club Car -- original, brass tarnished and paint dirty but very few scratches , missing six brass door handrails, roof latch functions, three interior lights with intact wiring, trucks, wheels and electrical pickup intact. American Flyer #4391 "Academy" Pullman Car -- original , brass tarnished and paint dirty but very few scratches, missing one brass door handrail, roof latch functions, three interior lights with intact wiring, trucks, wheels and electrical pickup intact. American Flyer #4392 "Army Navy" Observation Car -- original, brass tarnished and paint dirty, one side much dirtier/stained than other and the plastic windows on that side are also cracked, missing four brass door hand rails, roof latch functions, four interior lights with intact wiring, trucks, wheels and electrical pickup intact. American Flyer #4393 "Academy" Diner Car -- original , brass tarnished and paint dirty but very few scratches, missing one brass door handrail, roof latch functions, three interior lights with intact wiring, trucks, wheels and electrical pickup intact.

I am not a train collector or expert. Most ofthe description here is taken from notes left by my late father (the collector) and hanging out around him over the years. If I have rated this item as "Excellent" or "Good" for instance, it is from an amateur perspective, not that of a TCA member. Likewise, if I have stated that the item seems to be original, then I see no obvious signs of repainting or alternation but subtle indications may have alluded me. Again I am no expert and I have been fooled by well done restorations in the past. CAVEAT EMPTOR!

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