I have several Lionel O27 Pullman Passenger Cars (2422, 2423, 2429, 2432). Each needs service to the wiring and/or light bulbs. How does the roof come off or chassis open gracefully?
I love those prewar Pullmans. I have two 2640s, and two 2430s and 2431 observation. The 2640s were converted to S gauge as will the 2430/31s as soon as I finish cleaning them up.
Ed,Were they all aluminum or just the roofs?
Thanks for the information, I know some history on that series but wasn't sure which was pre or post war. None of the five I have are aluminum, this includes the roofs. I checked this out with a magnet.
A TTOS club member did tell me that Lionel did not use aluminum during the war (did they really make any duing wartime? Maybe it was just prior to changing over to wartime production). What are the odds of me finding all five completely non-aluminum cars, considering I bought each series about 3 years apart?
Of course none of this detracts from these wonderful passenger cars.
Someone painted the 2640 roofs silver. The underside is still dark green. The light sockets are in the 2640s. A future project will be to illuminate them again, and illuminate the 243xs too. I want to add sillouettes for the windows too.The 2640's illuminated made 38-42.
Came in light blue w/t aluminum roof or
Slate green body with a dark green roof.
you have gray roofs?
2422 Chatham made 50-53 gray or silver roofs
2423 Hillside same as above
2429 Livingston made 52-53
gray roof or aluminum roof/no stripe
2432 Clifton vista dome 54-58
You know there are more with different town names on them?
Even the tops are magnetic or plastic?Someone painted the 2640 roofs silver. The underside is still dark green. The light sockets are in the 2640s. A future project will be to illuminate them again, and illuminate the 243xs too. I want to add sillouettes for the windows too.
You're right, aluminum is not magnetic. That was my point. Eveyone had told me these were aluminum cars and I was confused when I found out that all the cars I have are magnetic.
Did Lionel start naming passenger cars after towns near their factory, or were there actually prototype cars in NJ with town names?
No worries on the 'thread starter' note... It fit rather well with where the conversation had gone!
I was wondering WHY my set had no color compared to others I have seen online! Thank You!
I picked up the set in Jan-2011, & I did not know the owners and I do not know their history. Washing may be the cause, but judging by their condition and storage method, I am inclined to think it is due to lots of handling, and storage 'rubbing' (they were each wrapped in news paper, within a beat-up cardboard box that may have been relocated often from closet to closet). -Sounds like a great % of any train set out there.
I probably will not paint them since I have not gone the route of painting any of my collectibles. I have mostly enjoyed getting relics to actually MOVE again. But you have me curious, and I will begin some research on the CNJRR's.
All lights are operating, with wiring and bulbs replaced as needed. I'll toss another pic up here (some evening soon) with a Lighted view.
Great Minds Think ALIKE! Just last night I scoured the Internet looking for the four numbers you mentioned. But I could not figure out WHY I was only seeing 2436 SUMMIT, when I was expecting to see 2436 MOOSEHEART. Thanks for the history lesson (again)!
I have enjoyed the knowledge-sharing & will continue to check back. -Especially if my Pullman set grows. THX!