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Title: What is it?
Post by: Blusun64 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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Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: MarlinC on June 01, 2017, 12:18:29 am
Hi. Any guesses as to what model and approximate year of https://www.scidacreview.org/probolan-50-review-results manufacture Probolan 50 this Lionel is? It was found in a plowed field believe it or not!

Thanks. Rob.

Interesting, I can't quite make out what it is. Did you find out Rob?
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: ebtrr 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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Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: Plumadore on October 13, 2017, 10:53:24 am
Amazing that you managed to track it down like that. Awesome job Ebtrr!
Title: Re: What is it?
Post by: JohnnyZ on November 16, 2017, 02:42:52 pm
Looking at it. It may be o e of the 20## series. It looks like it jad the motor direction switch cut out infront of the cab.