Originally Posted by AmFlyer
Its hard to be certain with the angle from which the picture was taken but the 710 track section looks like a 1946 piece. The way to tell 1946 track is the rail webs are blackened. A 1947 710 would have metal colored webs.
I am understanding you have most of a 4619 set from 1947. There is no difference in content between the 1946 and 1947 sets. The only way to tell would be from the engine details, couplers and possibly a silver rather than white lettered caboose. The cars included were a 717, 627, 632, 630.
Thanks for the info. If the "webs" are the clips holding down the track to the bed, they are brass colored. The 630 caboose has silver lettering. Engine is smoke in boiler, but not sure what else might differentiate it. All of the LCs were converted to KCs before I got it.
I have no 627 or 632 cars. I am thinking the original buyer substituted the 716 coal dump car for the plain 632 hopper and the 635 crane car for the 627 girder car. Maybe had a relationship with the hobby store owner? Or just paid up to substitute, then added the KATY and GAEX boxcars. Just spitballing here though. Plus he had the Ringling Bros billboard whistle, a couple light (signal) towers and a RC turnout with the set.
If there is another set that better matches what I have, I have not discovered it.
A question: what would be a good price for a #752 Seaboard Coal Loader in very nice condition?