1955 LIONEL SET #2249WS – W/736 BERKSHIRE – MOSTLY COMPLETE & NICE – HAVE A LOOK


1955 LIONEL SET #2249WS – W/736 BERKSHIRE – MOSTLY COMPLETE & NICE – HAVE A LOOK

HERE’S A VERY NICE & VERY ORIGINAL POST-WAR LIONEL TRAIN SET WE RECENTLY PURCHASED………………………………..1955FREIGHT SETSET No. 2249WSWITH ORIGINAL SET BOX………………………………………………..AS SHOWN, THIS SET IS COMPRISED OF THE FOLLOWING MOTIVE POWER AND ROLLING STOCKNo. 736 BERKSHIRE STEAM LOCOMOTIVENo. 2046W – WHISTLE TENDERNo. 3562-50 – OPERATING BARREL CARNo. 3359-55 – TWIN BIN DUMP CARNo. 6414 – EVANS AUTO LOADERNo. 6464-275 – STATE OF MAINE BOX CAR – SOLID RED DOOR VARIETYNo. 6517 – BAY WINDOW CABOOSE- UNDERSCORED DATE VARIETY……………………………………………….THIS SET HAD BEEN STORED FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS AND GREASE IN MOTOR WAS HARD SO MOTOR HAS BEEN DISASSEMBLED, CLEANED, LUBED AND NEW BRUSHES INSTALLED – ALL BEARINGS AND SHIMS REINSTALLED PROPERLY. IT RUNS, SMOKES, LIGHTS, AND REVERSES GREAT. ARMATURE LOOKS GREAT.WHISTLE TENDER WORKS PROPERLY AND WIRING LOOKS GOODBARREL CAR FUNCTIONS PROPERLY BUT “MAN” IS MISSING. NO CRACKS OR BREAKS. THE BARRELS ARE MISSING BUT BARREL BOX IS HERE. THE INSTRUCTION SHEET FOR THIS CAR IS PRESENT BUT HAS BEEN VISITED BY SILVER FISH.TWIN BIN DUMP IS NICE AND WORKS AND CYCLES PROPERLYAUTO LOADER IS IN NICE CONDITION AND ALL CARS ARE PRESENT, HOWEVER, AS WITH MANY OF THESE, THE CARS WERE PLAYED WITH BY SOME YOUNGSTER I’M SURE. THE YELLOW CAR IS COMPLETE. THE OTHER THREE ALL HAVE BROKEN BUMPERS AND ONE BUMPER IS TOTALLY MISSING.STATE OF MAINE BOX CAR LOOKS GREAT – DON’T SEE ANY ISSUES – SOLID RED DOOR VARIETY.BAY WINDOW CABOOSE ALSO IS IN GREAT CONDITION – UNDERSCORED DATE VARIETY.NO TRACK CAME TO US WITH THE SET; MUST ASSUME IT WAS LEFT ON A LAYOUT AS THE UCS TRACK IS NOT HEREEITHER. THE CONTROLLER AND BOX ARE BUT NOT THE TRACK.BOTH OTCs ARE PRESENT AND HAVE THE O GAUGE CLIPS INSTALLED. ONE No. 90 CONTROLLER IS PRESENT. BOTH No. 160 BINS ARE PRESENT AND IN GREAT CONDITION.THERE IS ABOUT 1/2 BOTTLE OF ORIGINAL SMOKE PELLETS WITH THE SET AND PELLETS ARE STILL IN USABLE CONDITION.AS YOU CAN SEE WHILE LOOKING THROUGH THE PHOTOS. ALL THE BOXES ARE HERE BUT WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE TENDER AND DUMP CAR, THEY HAVE AT LEAST ONE FLAP OFF. I HAVE LOCATED ALL BUT THE 1 FLAP MISSING FROM THE AUTO LOADER AND PERHAPS A FEW SIDE FLAPS. SET BOX IS COMPLETE BUT SHOWS YEARS OF HANDLING.ALL IN ALL, THIS SET IS VERY NICE. YOU MIGHT WANT TO GENTLY CLEAN UP SOME OF THE BODIES BUT THERE IS NO MAJOR ISSUES. ALL METAL FRAMES ARE IN GOOD CONDITION CAN’T SAY I SAW ANY REAL RUST GOING ON. THE MARKER LIGHTS AND CAB ROOF ARE EVEN UNDAMAGED ON THE ENGINE. DON’T SEE ANY STEPS BROKEN ON ANY OF THE ITEMS. LIGHTS ARE ALL WORKING.**ALL MISSING PARTS ARE AVAILABLE FROM PARTS SUPPLIERS**