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Old 03-14-2019, 07:15 PM   #1
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Not what I was expecting...

So I purchased on eBay a 1680 Yellow/Orange Tanker Car (for my 1668) and got the message that it was delivered.

To my surprise when I opened the package it was not the 1680 but a No. 814 Boxcar. I contacted the Seller and they were very nice and said the correct car will be sent out ASAP. They told me keep this car and was sorry for the inconvenience. Wow a very nice seller and will be leaving good feedback 🙂

So my question is what time frame is this car from and what set is it in, like what kind of engine pulls it. And how much is it worth? I’m curious as it is much much larger than any of my other tinplate stuff. And I have nothing else that it goes with.

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Old 03-14-2019, 08:55 PM   #2
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The 814 was made from 1927-1942, with the majority being made in the mid 1930’s. The value is in $50 range. These were used in “0” freight sets, led by various locos: 251E, 254, 260, 262, 263, & 763. They are 0 gauge which are slightly larger than the “027” style that You presently own.
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Old 03-15-2019, 11:47 AM   #3
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Doc summed it up.
Good deal for you.
Can't beat that price and free shipping too.
Looks to be in good shape.
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Old 03-16-2019, 10:32 AM   #4
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Thanks Doc! And Ed you’re Right!! 🙂

Maybe I’ll hold on to it and someday maybe I’ll get the itch to get some matching cars and an engine.

Thanks again!!
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Old 03-17-2019, 03:49 PM   #5
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Have recently seen some similar condition go from 15.00 buy it now up to 30.00.
The real nice ones with their box easily bring double or triple that or more depending on colors.
The larger 800 series which that 1 is part of are fun .
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Old 03-19-2019, 07:44 PM   #6
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Well yesterday I received my tanker and it has a rust spot that the seller did not show on the listing. But I guess since I received a free 814 that I could sell for close to what I paid for the tanker it’s all good.

I just want to see if any of you can help guide me what to do with treating the spot to stop it from rusting worse..

I was thinking of sanding (maybe using a dremmel?) then painting with
Rustoliem then paint with a similar Orange... or is there something better to do?

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Old 03-20-2019, 12:58 PM   #7
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I wouldn't use white vinegar (5% acidic acid). While white vinegar is great for removing rust, it also removed the paint on my prewar Marx trains in short order. I don't know about Lionel prewar paint. Other members may have more definitive info on this topic.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:10 AM   #8
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If mine would leave as is short of total repaint .Not sure what could be done as there may be more unseen rust starting under the paint on the car itself similar to cars we drive .
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