LIONEL STANDARD GAUGE 400E BLUE COMET/400T TENDER~#1395

LIONEL STANDARD GAUGE 400E BLUE COMET/400T TENDER~ #1395

Tu-tone blue/brass & copper trim Blue Comet Loco & Tender, early variation . Loco appears all original with honest playwear, mainly edges . All original castings include very straight /solid frame with 90+% paint, solid cylinders & boiler front. Missing (1) 400E side badge (plastic) o/w looks complete. Bild-A-Loco motor has had 2-position reverse removed & later 3-position installed. Hole in bulkhead inside cab for control switch that was never installed. See photos of motor. Solid original drivers. Front pony wheels have some fatigue/expanding. Rear pony has black wheels ~ all look fine & are not reproduction. It ran then quit when tested. You will have to do some tinkering with reverse. 400T diecast tender has original heavy paint finish that shows runs from dip-painting. Diecast body has light edge wear o/w shiny clean near Excellent, very nice. Trim is copper & brass. Dark blue frame has more edge wear but top surface of frame is nice & clean. Front truck is original to tender with diecast journals. 1 journal is missing & 1-has edge chips. Rear truck is vintage Lionel but either a later truck or later journals as they are stamped nickel. Rear coupler is bent & some corrosion on wheels/coupler & draw-bar. T are 22 pictures,
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