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Pre War Pullman set
TRAINS4U2C2
Joined: Oct 4, 2009
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posted Jul 12, 2013: 

I believe this set to be from around 1939. I just picked it up for a pretty reasonable price.
It's in rough shape, I've used a little steel wool on the passanger cars to remove the rust and then sprayed them with
a lubericant. I haven't cleaned the engine or tender yet.































I would appreciated any advice you would share with me, if parts are available, what paint to use, some do's and dont's. This will be my first restoration project.
 
A&GRR
Joined: Apr 20, 2013
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posted Jul 26, 2013: 

Enjoyed your photos. Thanks for sharing. My first train set was an early postwar (1946 or 1947) Lionel freight pulled by a Lionel Lines #1666 engine and tender. The tender had the newer postwar coupler and trucks. Around 1955 I had a 4X8 Christmas layout with the #110 Trestle set. My engine didn't have Magnetraction so, in order to get the 1666 up and over the trestle, I applied thin strips of Johnson & Johnson adhesive tape to all six drivers. Didn't know it at the time but I guess it was the precursor of the tires that come with modern engines. It still runs, but is now retired to "display only" service. The original consist was a gondola, a tank car and a red tinplate Pennsylvania caboose.
 
TRAINS4U2C2
Joined: Oct 4, 2009
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posted Jul 26, 2013: 

Peter, Thanks for sharing your story. My first train was an American Flyer back in the early 50's. A
It's a 4-8-4 #336 which I still have with all the original cars.

Doug
 



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