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Blusun64

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What is it?
« on: December 08, 2016, 11:43:27 am »
Hi. Any guesses as to what model and approximate year of manufacture this Lionel is? It was found in a plowed field believe it or not!

Thanks. Rob.

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MarlinC

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2017, 12:18:29 am »
Interesting, I can't quite make out what it is. Did you find out Rob?

ebtrr

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 02:09:57 pm »
Hi. Any guesses as to what model and approximate year of manufacture this Lionel is? It was found in a plowed field believe it or not!

Thanks. Rob.

I did some digging. I looked and looked at cast steam locomotives and I think I've found a winner - the Lionel 1654 (1946-47) and 1655 (1948-49). They share the same boiler casting. The boiler casting appears to be an exact match. this is an early postwar 4-driver lower-end locomotive that initially predates Lionel's first plastic boiler steamer.

I found the attached photo on the Internet of a 1654 in a similar position to the shell that was found.


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Plumadore

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Re: What is it?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2017, 10:53:24 am »
Amazing that you managed to track it down like that. Awesome job Ebtrr!

 

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