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« on: April 30, 2017, 09:26:56 am »
At 29, I am a new Lionel train user. I've used simple H/o style trains as an early teenager, and decided to get back into it.

I bought a set at auction for $150 that looks to be a set from between 1952-54. It was either a whole set or pieced together to look like a set. I just want to know what I have.

The auction included:
2026 steam engine with 6466w whistle tender (what throws me off is that it's a 2-6-2, but it looks as if the front 2 were put in to replace the original front 4) the wear on the front isn't the same as the rest.
X6014 looks to be variation D
6465 looks to be type 7 frame and variation D (the word tank hasn't been replaced with 6465 and still has wire handrails)
6462 9 9/16 gondola looks to be variation J type 2a body and 2 lines of data 6 stained barrels
6457 looks to be variation b, chocolate brown diecast stack lighted caboose

All cars have bar ends.

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Re: New user question
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 08:48:41 am »
Sounds like a "built up" set.  The 2026 can be a 2-6-2 or 2-6-4.  It never had a 4 wheel pilot truck from the factory, nor will one fit.  Good solid entry level engine.   There are online guides to what made up each set and from what year.  I used to have the book but loaned it out and it hasn't returned yet.  Unless the set comes from the original owner, then I look at it as possible assembled from seperate items to make up a set that once exhisted.  Replacment part alone are not proof of this.  These were toys, parts got broken or lost over the past 50+years.  As long as it runs good, that was a fair price for all of that.    Mike
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