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LionelZona

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What years did Lionel HO's start getting being built over seas?
« on: December 15, 2013, 08:11:46 pm »
Trying to find out when the HO's where made out of state?

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LionelZona,
Lionel  HO trains were made or partially made overseas during 2 periods of production, 1957 - 1966 & 1973 - 77.

The first HO trains were licensed through Rivarossi in 1957 & later through Athearn. 
Dies & Tools were later purchased from John English - Hobbyline for domestic production.
HO was dropped in 1967.

In 1973 HO was reintroduced by Lionel, with production divided between domestic partial production at the Mt Clemens Plant & overseas partial production by Kader(Bachmann) in Asia.
HO was again dropped from Production in 78.
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Thanks for that info!

How do you tell if the engine was made in America? Will it state anyplace on the train?


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